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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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447 Ratings

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Ratings: 447
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 8.84%
Wants: 582
Gots: 118 | FT: 7
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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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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

4.2/5  rDev -4.8%
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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4.5/5  rDev +2%

09-18-2012 15:53:39 | More by NathanFink
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Yukon (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

09-18-2012 03:31:45 | More by jaminjohnson
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

09-17-2012 11:08:02 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

09-10-2012 19:05:20 | More by DSlim71
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

09-09-2012 00:55:58 | More by eawolff99
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -9.3%

09-03-2012 05:51:44 | More by acurtis
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

08-15-2012 19:27:34 | More by ezperkins2
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-11-2012 20:27:47 | More by klipper
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

08-11-2012 01:24:24 | More by monitorpop
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4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
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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4/5  rDev -9.3%

07-28-2012 03:17:07 | More by seeswo
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4.1/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brought this one back from the brewpub after driving across the country with my brother and a friend of ours. Served into a brandy snifter with some other BA's.

A: A really dark amber, ruby red color. No lacing sticking around here.

S: Very wine-like. I am getting a lot of pinot noir.

T: Mostly noticing black seedless grapes and NW cherries. A good amount of enjoyable funk. Not *too* sour although it surprised my teeth a couple times. Booze is still present after 3 years age. The flavor does not stick around very much at all.

M: Medium mouthfeel.

O: Not top tier. I've probably had better Cascade beers, but certainly very nice. The 5 oz pour I had was enough. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2012 04:32:58 | More by SneezyAchew
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one was a part of cmrillo’s 40 Beers* @ 40 Birthday Bash! Shared by cmrillo at his own party! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a reddish brown with a half finger khaki colored head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, tart, subtle funk, dark fruit, and wood. The flavor was of sweet malt, sour, tart, funk, and wood. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. This one was tasted in series with the other Cascade brews and it was another continuation of solid brews. I really like how this one took all the aspects people have grown to expect from the style and make it shine. I really wish there would have been a fruit aspect going on. It would have helped out with the tart and sour dominance of this one. Definitely worth seeking out if you have not had it.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2012 10:48:30 | More by thagr81us
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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

07-08-2012 00:44:32 | More by ASUBeer
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4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Bell's tulip.

A- Pours a murky dark ruby with a 2" tan head. Thick walls of lacing remain on the glass.

S- Dark fruits, cherry, vinegar, and a slight herbal/mint-like note.

T- Tart cherry, vinegar, very vinous flavors especially at the finish.

M- Medium body and high carbonation. Frothy and acidic.

O- 6/10 sour factor. Very good sour and the grapes give this beer sour a different and good flavor.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2012 17:16:44 | More by kawilliams81
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4.13/5  rDev -6.3%
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!

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2012 16:26:13 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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4.1/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Light tan half inch head. Leaves collar and speckles of lacing. Dark red/brown body.

Tart smelling but not over powering by any means. Some grape aromas.

Grape presence is definitely there, highest aspect of this beer. I'd give it a 6.5 out of 10 on the sour scale. Wouldn't guess the ABV as high as it actually is.

Adequately carbonated. Medium thin mouthfeel.

Enjoyed this one a bunch, the grapeyness was very prevalent...could see wine drinkers highly enjoying this. Thanks a bunch crushedvol!

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 23:31:53 | More by Duff27
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4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to ehammond1 for sharing this one at NoSignsOfPain's birthday bottleshare hosted by mrbubbler.

2009 vintage.

Pours a slightly murky honey brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with some fruity and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with a woody aftertaste and an acidic finish. This beer has a high level of carbonation with a very crisp and prickly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a great beer with some very nice aromas and flavors.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 06:34:28 | More by UCLABrewN84
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

06-30-2012 05:29:48 | More by tylermains
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

06-30-2012 02:31:01 | More by ms11781
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3.75/5  rDev -15%

06-29-2012 04:08:19 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

06-28-2012 17:11:42 | More by sammo
Cascade Sang Royal from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
97 out of 100 based on 447 ratings.