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Cascade Sang Royal - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Cascade Sang RoyalCascade Sang Royal

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

433 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 433
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 8.6%
Wants: 582
Gots: 112 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  9.35% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
'Malt Beverage with Cherries Added and Aged in Oak Barrels'
8.87% ABV (2009)
9.35% ABV (2011)
"Sang Royal is a big NW Style Sour Red Ale that spends over six months of lactic fermentation and aging in oak wine barrels. Sang Royal is from select stock that is matured an additional six months in Port barrels and refermented on Bing Cherries." - label text

"This Northwest style sour red is a bottled version of our popular Mouton Rouge. This blend of barrels, with up to 16 months of oak barrel lactic fermentation and oak barrel aging, features dark fruit, sour, oak and funk flavors that sweep over your taste buds like an incoming tide." - Raccoon Lodge website

(Beer added by: mykie73 on 05-15-2009)
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shleepy

California

4.18/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from bottle into tulip glass.

A: On the lighter side of chocolate brown. Small off-white head. Oily residue floating on top.

S: Ooh, very promising. Pungent oak, chocolate, citrus... wide array of flavors that comes off as almost spiced. Some brett funk in there, as well.

T: Sourness that sticks through the aftertaste. Also - mocha and berries. Not much true cherry flavor is noticeable, but the overall effect is similar to Red Poppy Ale or Supplication. Quite good - especially after a disappointing tasting of The Vine.

M: Notable acidity, with which the light-medium carbonation goes well. On the heavier side of medium-bodied, for which the high alcohol content is probably to blame. An interesting balance.

O: I've probably tasted better stuff by Cascade, but this is still a fine example of their work. Very pleasurable beer, and one of the best non-kriek cherry beers.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 06:13:04 | More by shleepy
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zaphodchak

Virginia

4.2/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At Cascade.

Trace of white head, deep hazy brown body, some lace.

Decadent oud bruin nose. Sweet and port-like.

Rich tart taste, sweet brown sugar, caramel, and loads of fruit.

Bright, almost foamy champagne.

Outstanding, rich and decadent. Bought a bottle, expensive as it was.

Serving type: on-tap

12-31-2011 18:30:19 | More by zaphodchak
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SpeedwayJim

New York

4.2/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Sam for this one. 2009 vintage. Poured from a corked and caged 750ml bottle into a decanter and then into a HF flute. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a 2 finger cream colored head with moderate retention. Beer is a dark, clear mahogany. Lacing is patchy and thick with moderate cling. Decent but not great.

Nose is sweet crushed red fruit, vinegar, oak, and a distinct mustiness. Appetizing but not overly aromatic.

Opens sweet cherry, vinegar, vanilla, and a building tartness that peaks towards the middle. More red fruit and some creeping woodiness at the end. Finish is vinegar tartness. Aftertaste is cherry skin. Surprising how much of the fruit shows through the vinegar tartness. Great sweet undertones. Really solid.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Spicy and slightly abrasive in the mouth and warm and oily going down. Messy finish with a filmy aftertaste. Decent but the way this hides the alcohol gives it bonus points.

Cascade is one of the most underrated makers of Wild Ales in America in my opinion and this beer is no exception. Wasn't a huge fan at the beginning but this kept growing on me and growing on me. Age has mellowed this one out but hasn't robbed it of any complexity or flavor. A very solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2012 23:47:23 | More by SpeedwayJim
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PerHops

California

4.2/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2009 bottle poured into a snifter. Murky dark brown color with a slight reddish tint with a thin tan head that leaves generous lacing on the glass. Carbonation appears to be moderate. This one starts off smelling FUNKY! Really earthy, barnyard smell, tobacco, oak, pepper, a hint of fruit. Initially offensive, but opens up into all kinds of interesting aromas. Starts off with a tart cherry flavor, mouth puckering, definite oak presence with some white pepper, blue cheese, red wine vinegar, followed by a medium dry finish. As it warms up dark fruit and chocolate start to emerge an increase in intensity. A lot of wine presence in this beer. There are so many layers to the flavor and mouthfeel it is hard to wrap your head around, but it is pretty fun to try to figure it out. Very happy I got the chance to get a bottle of this and would love to revisit.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 07:09:46 | More by PerHops
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mdfb79

New York

4.2/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 02/11/12 notes. Had at a local Cascade tasting. Poured into a tulip.

a - Pours a dark reddish brown color with two inches of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of sour dark fruits, tart cherries, brett, wine, oak, fruity malts, and light vinegar. Really nice, sour nose, I love it.

t - Tastes of tart cherries, vinegar, oak, tannic, sour dark fruits, and wine. Not as sour as the nose, but still very nice.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Acedic body.

o - Overall a really nice sour, one of the better Cascade beers at the tasting in my opinion. Nose is very sour and full or dark fruits. Would love to have it again.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2012 01:38:02 | More by mdfb79
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grittybrews

Washington

4.2/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From South Sound tasting notes:

Poured a ruddy brownish-red with a small eggshell head. Powerful, tart cherry aroma mixed with oak and slight funk.

Lots of carbonation and a full, creamy mouthfeel. Less puckering than the aroma would indicate, with sour cherry, lemon, malty oak, and hints of dark fruit. Lingering tartness on the finish.

Very tasty and not as boozy as the ABV would indicate.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 16:05:13 | More by grittybrews
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a hazy reddish color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of oak and slightly sweet cherry with a tart finish is quite enjoyable. Taste is also dominated by oak with some nice cherry notes and some clear tart notes and some balanced acidity with a lingering sweetness which may or may not originate form the port barrel used. Body is quite full with great carbonation. I must admit to being totally shock by the quality of beers form this brewery which I will have to keep seeking again in the future.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2009 03:28:18 | More by Phyl21ca
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callmemickey

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Deep brownish-red. Medium sized tan head which quickly faded into a fine skim. Some sludge settled to the bottom. Only a few hints of lacing.

S: Dark cherries, subtle red wine, and a general lactic sourness.

T: Like the nose this brew is dominated by dark cherries and a complementing vinous red wine character. More complexity comes through here. Nice light, fresh oak. Sour, but not overwhelmingly so. Vinegar quietly creeps in towards the finish. Capped with just a bit of bitterness.

M: Smooth, medium bodied. Subtle carbonation. Light sourness.

D: Really pleasant. Easy to drink as nothing is in excess here. A well crafted brew that is worthy of praise. Glad to see Cascade coming to philly any day now.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2010 14:25:25 | More by callmemickey
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Urbancaver

Ohio

4.22/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark reddish brown. Some nice light white head. Smells oaky and tart. Lots of grape on the nose. Tastes sweet and tart. Lots and lots of grapes. The oak is very nice. A bit harsh but definitely solid. Very enjoyable but more sour than I normally enjoy

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2011 13:20:52 | More by Urbancaver
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jamie2dope

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought a bottle of this very cool named beer at Martys today for about twenty dollars. Poured in to a wine glass, color was darker than expected; almost an opaque strawberry brown, with a full finger of white head. Nose is of tart cherries, berries and more vinous fruits. Sourness in the taste is not too overpowering, in fact it is fairly gentle on the palate. As expected, body is light and crisp. Drinkability is very good, though this beer will sneak up on you, so be careful. This is a damn good offering from Cascade. They are definitely gaining momentum with their beers.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2009 01:24:14 | More by jamie2dope
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.22/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a murky reddish brown color with a small fizzy light tan cap

S: Oak, tart cherries, some Earthiness and light booze.

T: Taste of sour cherries, oak, light bourbon, caramel and yeast but I did not pick up any dark fruits in this, perhaps some dark cherries in the mix with the unripe and red cherries

M: Medium bodied with nice carbonation and a creamy but tart finish. A sherry, port wine feel to it

O: Good

Serving type: growler

01-08-2012 15:43:07 | More by barleywinefiend
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phichifiji00

California

4.22/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2009 vintage brewed with grapes, poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: medium brown with red hue, 1 finger of tan head, moderate lacing.

Smell: earthy, grape, funky, sour cherries, pinot noir, a hint of brett.

Taste: red wine vinegar, sour cherries, tart, oak, a little vanilla, sweet tarts.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied, high carbonation, crisp, tart, acidic.

Overall: A tasty beer. Good amount of sour, very complex, very drinkable. The pinot is very prevalent. Thanks Ryan.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2011 17:33:14 | More by phichifiji00
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

03-16-2013 19:39:40 | More by Jason
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DJButters

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

03-06-2013 17:03:48 | More by DJButters
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leschkie

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

05-04-2012 01:22:24 | More by leschkie
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MASPuros

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

02-19-2013 08:14:33 | More by MASPuros
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Hessian257

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

06-16-2013 13:35:19 | More by Hessian257
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Leftofthedial

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

01-09-2013 19:11:50 | More by Leftofthedial
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mobius387

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

05-24-2012 20:59:00 | More by mobius387
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GRG1313

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

02-09-2013 22:29:37 | More by GRG1313
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innuendobrewskiman63

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

01-31-2013 03:29:31 | More by innuendobrewskiman63
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melster

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

12-20-2013 00:00:53 | More by melster
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mgr78704

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

06-10-2014 14:29:57 | More by mgr78704
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ejyoung

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

01-22-2013 20:00:34 | More by ejyoung
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IcemanCometh

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

03-18-2013 15:12:28 | More by IcemanCometh
Cascade Sang Royal from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
98 out of 100 based on 433 ratings.