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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

483 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 483
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 579
Gots: 126 | FT: 8
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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sweemzander

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.1%

750mL corked and caged bottle poured into a snifter. Thank you Scott for sharing!

(A)- Pours a pale blush red color. Some off white bubbles and foam.

(S)- A dry oaky funky vinous vinegar-like funk with fruits.

(T)- Very similar to the smell. A funky fruit and almost vinegar-like oaky bite at the end.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. Tart, but mostly possesses a dry oaky funk.

(D)- A solid wild with some nice complexities I enjoyed very much. I continue to look forward to trying more of Cascades' sours.

03-22-2011 23:51:39 | More by sweemzander
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aasher

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

04-29-2014 17:52:53 | More by aasher
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-16-2014 12:16:47 | More by tectactoe
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whartontallboy

New York

5/5  rDev +13.6%

11-14-2011 17:58:26 | More by whartontallboy
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woosterbill

Kentucky

4.35/5  rDev -1.1%

750ml cork'n'cage of the 2009 project, poured into an Old Engine Oil tulip. Huge thanks to Dan for sharing this sour treat.

A: Clear deep crimson body with a half inch of creamy off-white head. Ok retention, spotty lace. Not bad.

S: Pure, intense lactic sourness, with a hint of grape skin. Very, very acidic. I love it.

T: Starts out sour, then opens up into some nice grape juice sweetness, and finally closes out with intense, pure, puckering tartness. Awesome.

M: Fairly light body with late-arriving carbonation. Ok.

O: This isn't the beer for you if you want delicacy and complexity, but if you love straight tongue-ripping sourness, then seek it out. Terrific stuff.

Cheers!

03-05-2012 13:52:11 | More by woosterbill
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FosterJM

California

4.33/5  rDev -1.6%

738th Review on BA
Bottle to snifter
750 ML C/C

Clusterfork7
Unsure year
Unsure BA who brought this

App- When it comes down to it, this has a rouge type of color, a little red, a little pink, a little purple. A few staggling bubbles were all that poured.

Smell- Much more dry than I was anticipating. A nice oaky, fruity, tart, tannin note.

Taste- A nice sour beer with that oaky, grape, barrel note. Much like the nose it was a bit dry.

Mouth- A bit of a lighter medium body with a medium carbonation level.

Drink- I was very excited to see this and try some. It was one I tried to trade for but never could land. I liked the cherry aspect very much. A nice dry sour with some layers and some tart flavors.

08-22-2011 20:01:23 | More by FosterJM
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tpd975

Florida

4.33/5  rDev -1.6%

A: Pours a nice amber hue small thin head no retention or lace.

S: Red wine, oak, and tart cherries

T: Tart red wine notes, with fresh oakey goodness. Dark red cherries, dark fruit, and pure awesomeness.

M: Medium in body smooth, tasty great.

D: Good I love cascade.

12-25-2010 18:58:29 | More by tpd975
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

Bottle. Pours a reddish brown with a thick, foamy tan head. Aroma is very sour with some lacto and a light fruitiness (apple skins) that could be cherries but is pretty indistinct. Flavor is super super sour, like sucking on a sour lemon with a tart cherry finish. Tart, sour, and lactic. I would like more cherry. Good beer, a bit tart for me though.

07-14-2009 18:13:13 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

pour is dark murky brown with creamy light brown head. Nose is sour, light red grape and malt olive. More bright dark berry behind. Taste is similar, very sour with a malty olive quality, loads or sour red grapes and light oak. Hint of lactic acid and vanilla underneath. Feel is ok, a hint grainy and extremely carbonated. Fairly dry finish and a touch oily.

10-09-2012 17:37:16 | More by cpetrone84
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eawolff99

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

09-09-2012 00:55:58 | More by eawolff99
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +0.7%

750ml bottle acquired in trade with bu11zeye (thanks!).

Poured a medium to darker and hazy brownish color with a smaller sized tan head. Aromas of cherries, some funkiness, musty, lighter vinegar, and vanilla. Tastes of woodiness, vanilla, cherries, and some fruitiness. Nice sour finish. I liked this!

07-26-2009 00:55:07 | More by hopdog
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Holland

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

06-18-2012 13:08:36 | More by Holland
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.78/5  rDev -14.1%

2011 Vintage at the Barrel Room

A: small tan head with an edge of grey rapidly dissipates to a ring of medium bubbles. Murky red color.

S: Port and cherry aromas are detectable from a distance. Lactic tang, a bit of apple. A little bit of wood. Some whiffs of funk when swirling. Wish the Barrel House served their beers in glasses better suited to assessing aroma.

T: Woody and earthy, lots of lactic. Hard to pick out specifics, but there's lots of dark fruit and some wine notes.

M: Well carbonated, medium body. Good linger. Some mild astringency.

O: Rich, complex and tasty, although the flavors sort of blur together making it hard to pick out the details. Quite enjoyable, though.

05-12-2011 20:42:47 | More by kscaldef
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

09-03-2013 03:44:21 | More by BMart
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Sean9689

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Thanks (once again) to Dave (d0b) for bringing this bottle over to our sour/wild tasting. Poured from 750ml bottle into Bell's Tulip.

A - Pours a dark brown that's pretty mirky and has a tan head which about 1.5 fingers or so that sticks around for a long while. Some lacing is evident and a bubbly ring stays behind as well with some fizz bubble here and there. Really nice to look at.

S - Fruity tartness, dark fruit such as plums or raisins. A nice meld of both tart and sweet here. Neither overpowers the other in terms of nose, which makes for a nice combo. I don't get a lot of oak notes here even though it was barrel-aged for quite some time.

T - Tastes like it smells. A mix of sour apples, cherries, lemon citrus, along with some sweet raisins and plums. There are some oak notes here that also contribute to the overall balance of this beer. Really a great meld of flavors.

M - A little too much carbonation for me here, but still a nice tingle on the palate. The finish isn't as dry as I expected but that doesn't bother me at all.

D - Easy to drink, but I don't know if I could polish off several glasses of this. Then again, this is the best Cascade offering I've had to date.

09-02-2009 16:02:19 | More by Sean9689
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AlexFields

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

01-07-2013 01:59:48 | More by AlexFields
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.46/5  rDev +1.4%

2009 Project. Without further ado, I bring you Cascade Sang Royal.

Prying the cork out was a serious bitch. Pours exceptionally dark for a wild ale. Deep burgundy red-brown with a collared ring of beige foam. Man, can I get started with the aroma? Because, the sour whiff is just carrying off of this one.

A big oaky and sour aroma on this one. All sorts of refermented wine barrel drudge and bad grapes and wild yeasts. Brightly sour nose with lots of evident aromatic tannins, some acetic qualities, and a wild mushroom-y funk. Hints of blue cheese. Some twisted citrus with notes of unripe lemon, clump hay, tart raspberry, some leather, blackberry, red currant, and light tobacco. The malts aren't completely shot, either. As it warms, I get hints of contorted grains.

Oak, sour grapes, sour raspberries, acetic sour, tart currant, vinous notes, unripe lemon, mushroom, blackberry, pomegranate seed, rhubarb, blue cheese, tobacco leaf, and finishing alcohol. Super complex, just like the nose. I can't get over the journey that this beer takes me on. Has all of the satisfying vinegary sweetness of a real-deal Flemish Red with that smacking tartness and funky bliss of an American Wild Ale. So wine-like and almost savory in a way that it brings out the umami behind the tartness. Lots of tannins support the sour with mouth-drying bitterness; the only kind of bitterness that a beer of this style should offer. Weighty body masks its heaviness. After all these years, the carbonation still gives it a little pop--just like the pop the cork gave when I finally forced it free.

An excellent wild ale from one of the most impressive small-time breweries that I've come across. Lovin' Cascade from all the way out in Pittsburgh, PA. Somebody get in touch with me about a Kriek. I'm sold on these guys.

05-12-2013 04:22:19 | More by thecheapies
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev -9.1%

11-26-2011 03:32:27 | More by Exiled
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harrymel

Washington

4/5  rDev -9.1%

03-20-2012 05:20:51 | More by harrymel
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -9.1%

08-12-2013 18:56:36 | More by tom10101
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srandycarter

California

4.38/5  rDev -0.5%

A - Murky, color of cooked dark brown sugar, small off white head, leaves to disk fast. Not much cling.

S - Funk is all I get out of it. But, it's lively and fresh.

T - Beautiful. Sour, funky, bright, pleasant.

M - Medium body, great carb, balance is well played so that the sour funkiness calms down by finish.

D - Very easy to drink , especially at that ABV!

05-11-2012 04:01:00 | More by srandycarter
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koopa

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev -1.6%

Bottle received in a trade with AdamB84. Thanks for the opportunity to try this world class sour.

Appearance: Murky red brown body with a nice 2 finger reddish beige crown that rapidly dissipates and leaves some lacing.

Smell: Some tart cherry notes, tart apple notes, grape skin notes, a touch of vinegar, and a hint of oak.

Taste: Fairly tart up front with a nice amount of sourness throughout. Loads of cherry flavor, some green apple, and a hint of vinegar. YUM!

Mouthfeel: Spot on in my opinion. Medium to medium-lite body with perfect amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: Very drinkable considering the style and abv.

Very nicely done! Tastes like a well done Flanders Red to me...

08-08-2009 18:51:49 | More by koopa
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ste5venla

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

05-21-2014 20:24:47 | More by ste5venla
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DarthKostrizer

California

3/5  rDev -31.8%

03-29-2013 08:15:05 | More by DarthKostrizer
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Floydster

California

4.43/5  rDev +0.7%

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

07-03-2009 19:34:06 | More by Floydster
Cascade Sang Royal from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
97 out of 100 based on 483 ratings.