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Cascade Sang Royal - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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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: 581
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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GradyS1

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

11-09-2012 14:53:42 | More by GradyS1
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dipso123

California

5/5  rDev +13.1%

11-08-2012 02:38:49 | More by dipso123
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Caterwaul

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

11-04-2012 18:28:05 | More by Caterwaul
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jegross2

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

11-04-2012 00:31:00 | More by jegross2
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JMRSN

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

10-23-2012 17:59:39 | More by JMRSN
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raffy313

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

10-22-2012 02:01:43 | More by raffy313
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bauermj

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.5%

10-18-2012 19:32:40 | More by bauermj
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epistate

Nevada

5/5  rDev +13.1%

10-10-2012 01:09:40 | More by epistate
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

10-02-2012 08:08:53 | More by shoyoroll
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Shmeal

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

09-27-2012 22:31:27 | More by Shmeal
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phingdong

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

09-27-2012 15:59:01 | More by phingdong
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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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NathanFink

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

09-18-2012 15:53:39 | More by NathanFink
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

09-18-2012 03:31:45 | More by jaminjohnson
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

09-17-2012 11:08:02 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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Travisnin

Idaho

5/5  rDev +13.1%

09-13-2012 06:51:17 | More by Travisnin
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DSlim71

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

09-10-2012 19:05:20 | More by DSlim71
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eawolff99

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -9.5%

09-03-2012 05:51:44 | More by acurtis
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ezperkins2

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

08-15-2012 19:27:34 | More by ezperkins2
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klipper

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

08-11-2012 20:27:47 | More by klipper
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monitorpop

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

08-11-2012 01:24:24 | More by monitorpop
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2009
Served into a snifter

A: Dark ruby amber colored body, hazy and cloudy with no head to speak of. Absolutely no lace or retention bubbles of any kind. Appears almost flat?

S: Merlot grapes, oak, an acidic sourness akin to lemon, and tons of red wine qualities. Could be almost a Pinot Noir type of aroma as well. Touch of sweetness here too.

T: Big sourness at the front with plenty of grapes and red fruits to complement it. The woody, oak flavors and the malts give this a sturdy backbone and balance out the sweet, sour flavors really well.

M: Carbonation is moderate, not overly done like most Wild Ales but this is far from flat. Not too dry or sweet in the linger either.

Simply put, this was awesome. We had this side-by-side with a fresher 2011 Sang Noir and it completely blew it away. Different aging and fruits, I know, but still.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2012 13:26:57 | More by ShanePB
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seeswo

Ohio

4/5  rDev -9.5%

07-28-2012 03:17:07 | More by seeswo
Cascade Sang Royal from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
98 out of 100 based on 433 ratings.