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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
97
world-class

519 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 519
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.66%
Wants: 580
Gots: 135 | FT: 10
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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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

jbaker67, Aug 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -31.7%

DarthKostrizer, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.13/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

thanks to duff27 for sharing this tonite! Thanks duff!

reviewed from notes taken on 7/4/12.

vintage 2011 poured into duvel tulip.

Appearance: muddy and murky brown bodied beer with a small tan cap. Lace is spotty.

Smell: huge vinegar. light oak and funk. Has a cough drop menthol type note.

Taste: Sour grapes and hints of cherries. Moderate pucker factor. It has some vinegar, oak, earthy, minimal funkiness. Got a little bit of sweetness from dark fruits to add some balance.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied sour with moderate carbonation. The carbonation is done well. It is hard to believe this sour is almost 10%; it drinks like its 6% and the alcohol is hardly detected. So drinkable!

Overall: I bumped the overall score because the taste is closer to 4.25. This beer is almost like a sour and a wine blended together. Interesting sour!

4DAloveofSTOUT, Jul 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

muskiesman, Dec 07, 2013
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4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled at the brewery with Ron and Curtis, thanks again for the awesome hospitality guys, reviewed from notes, color is a dark ruby red color, one inch bubbly white head, decent retention, some light lacing, aroma consists of cherries, port, vinegar, various malts, lacto, caramel, wet oak, black currants, chardonnay, and sour apples, flavor starts off with cherry and wine-like flavors, more of the same in the middle, finish has a creamy fruit taste but finishes dry with wood, tart and fruity mouthfeel, medium bodied, moderately carbonate, could have drank the whole bottle as the alcohol was masked and it had a light feel, quenching stuff, glad we got to sample this as I was seriously eyeing it the day before at Bailey's, would like to drink again, recommended

Floydster, Jul 03, 2009
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

KevMo84, Sep 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

ADTaber, Aug 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

IrishColonial, Jun 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

ncaudle, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of Overlord
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks chewy!

I am beginning to strongly suspect that I did, indeed, get a bad bottle of Cascade's The Vine. Because I am hard pressed to explain how a brewery that produced this beer could also have made the decidedly unimpressive substance I had last night.

Pours a dark reddish with a big light tan head. Looks good in the light, a great head, particularly for the ABV.

Smells like tart cherries, wood/tannin, and has a great acidic vinegar bite to the aroma. The taste is just marvelous, with a sweet undercurrent of berries and cherries, along with a decidedly oak-y/wood-sy sour backbone. Really melds well, and just a pleasure on the palate. There's some sour apple/unripe pear notes to it, along with a dash of lemon vinegar.

The beer that immediately comes to mind is Consecration, and frankly, it tastes like a cross between Red Poppy and Consecration. This is perhaps a sweeter beer, although the mouthfeel is quite dry.

Just a phenomenal brew.

Overlord, Jun 15, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

akang, May 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

wagenvolks, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of Rutager
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2009

Appearance. Pours an incredibly deep red-brown with half a finger of creamy light tan head.

Smell. Dark cherries, some woody funk, some sour fruits. Smells good.

Taste. Sour cherries, and lots of 'em. Tartness is there, and a little wood and leather. Very nice.

Mouthfeel. Medium body with medium-strong, fine and lively carbonation.

Overall. Just a fantastic sour. I love this brewery.

Rutager, May 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

brez8791, Apr 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

mdillon86, Jun 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

thewimperoo, Feb 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

egrace84, Mar 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

seeswo, Jul 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

duff247, Oct 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Morey, Jun 30, 2013
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4.55/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Chilled bottle into a glass. Purchased at the brewpub in October 2009. Thanks to ramnuts for driving me out there!

I had Mouton Rouge on tap twice, and I can attest that this is not the bottled Mouton Rouge, despite what the description says. It is a different beer.

A: Pours a murky maroon body with some slight edge penetration and a faint glow against the light. The head is three fingers of fluffy, light tan head; it recedes over a minute or two and leaves a thick collar with scattered film on top of the brew. Some lacing during sips, but nothing that sticks.

S: Cherries, including a tannic bitterness that reminds me of oak and cherry skins, lactic sourness, and red wine.

T: The blend of cherries and vinous qualities gives this beer a supple, organic touch that is nicely contrasted by oak and lactic sourness. It's oaky throughout, which is unusual for me as I tend to pick up tannins in the finish. Light brown sugar sweetness, which lets the emphasis be placed on the fruit and sourness. Great taste, one of the better Flanders Reds I've tried.

M: Prickly, dry finish that is accentuated by the lightest acetic burn. The flavor is more lactic, though. I find this balance perfect, as acetic beers tend to coat the tongue after a while and ruin the palate with residue. This effect does happen with Sang Royal, but not until the last third of the bottle.

D: This is incredibly drinkable, as evidenced by the fact that I can drink a full bottle of it myself. And the price (<$20) is a bargain next to Russian River sours. I'm quite happy to have gotten this and will buy more Cascade in the future.

Arbitrator, Apr 17, 2010
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

ThePorterSorter, Dec 12, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

markgugs, Aug 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

vonnegut21, Jul 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

DonFrap, Jul 09, 2013
Cascade Sang Royal from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
97 out of 100 based on 519 ratings.