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Cascade Sang Royal - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Ratings: 608
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 578
Gots: 146 | 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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4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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.

thecheapies, May 12, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared thanks to raveskdr thanks Chris! 2009 vintage.

The look is great, it has a blueberry sort of dark purple look to the body with a ring of off white head, very inticing look.

The smell is nice, it has a very good dark fruit smell to it with a good tartness and certain Cabernet wine aroma as well. The oak makes a mark in the beer too, overall it is very deep and rounded off.

The taste leads with the signature sour cascade yeast hitting right away, with cocoa powder, red grapes, plums, other berry flavors, and some woody pulpy barrel tastes as well. A little flavor killing in the aftertaste rush of sour sort of nearly plastic flavor kills a little of the complexity you preview at the start of the taste.

The feel is nice and vinegary in its sour flavor and feel. Not a whole lot of carbonation and definite berry seed pucker.

Overall a nice beer, easy drinking for how sour it is, held up really nicely in a red wine kind of way, round and tangy!

Dreadnaught33, May 11, 2013
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Pete27lax, May 02, 2013
Cascade Sang Royal from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
98 out of 100 based on 608 ratings.