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Cascade Sang Royal - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

434 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 434
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 8.84%
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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leschkie

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

05-02-2012 06:45:36 | More by CharlieMurphy
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Fux

France

4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours dark brown with a small off-white head. Medium retention, leaves a thin film on top of the beer.

S: Smell is lactic, oaky. Fruity, mainly grapes and other dark fruits.

T: Sharp attack, sour, but not harsh. Some funk, blue cheese, also oak and red wine in there.

M: Good carbonation. Medium bodied.

O: Nice red ale. Got a nice complexity and nice balance between the tartness and oak sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2012 00:41:12 | More by Fux
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dgilks

Australia

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

04-30-2012 11:15:11 | More by dgilks
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derkfromwi

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +2%

04-30-2012 02:32:45 | More by derkfromwi
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popery

California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

04-27-2012 22:37:03 | More by popery
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sbricker

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -15%

04-22-2012 14:24:26 | More by sbricker
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fo1ksguitar

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +2%

04-21-2012 23:51:39 | More by fo1ksguitar
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theminutemen

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

04-21-2012 20:47:57 | More by theminutemen
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3Hops

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +2%

04-21-2012 06:10:36 | More by 3Hops
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2%

04-13-2012 02:34:01 | More by brez8791
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

04-08-2012 20:12:51 | More by Texasfan549
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shleepy

California

4.18/5  rDev -5.2%
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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jibbyvonjibb

California

4.3/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2009 vintage
9.345%
bottle, 750mL, corked

A: Black with hints of red. Tiny head. Nothing to get excited about.
S: Acetic acid. Lactic acid. Toasty. Oaky. Promising aroma.
T: Sharp sourness in front of tongue. Cherries. Biscuits. Dark chocolate. Dry finish. Great balance of toasted malts with fruity acids.
M: Medium carbonation. Dry, but plenty of acid and alcohol to balance. Mouth puckering in the finish.
O: I like this one. Very complex and drinkable. The cherries might not have center stage, but the show is good without them. Reminds me of Lost Abbey's Red Poppy, but sharper in lactic acidity.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 06:11:34 | More by jibbyvonjibb
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Khazadum

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2%

04-07-2012 01:01:59 | More by Khazadum
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AKolmogorov

California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

04-05-2012 06:52:38 | More by AKolmogorov
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Rconn006

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +2%

04-03-2012 06:52:17 | More by Rconn006
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oregone

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-24-2012 15:05:49 | More by oregone
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harrymel

Washington

4/5  rDev -9.3%

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

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

03-09-2012 02:39:21 | More by BillHilly
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Telestic

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

03-08-2012 12:12:14 | More by Telestic
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

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

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-04-2012 16:07:31 | More by JAHMUR
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wagenvolks

Texas

5/5  rDev +13.4%

03-04-2012 05:12:45 | More by wagenvolks
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piclee

Washington

5/5  rDev +13.4%

03-04-2012 01:35:39 | More by piclee
Cascade Sang Royal from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
97 out of 100 based on 434 ratings.