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Cascade Sang Royal - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

447 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 447
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 8.84%
Wants: 582
Gots: 117 | 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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Jules11788

California

5/5  rDev +13.4%

01-26-2012 21:17:12 | More by Jules11788
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johnhenryconway


5/5  rDev +13.4%

01-26-2012 10:18:27 | More by johnhenryconway
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.63/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

'09 Project

Pours murky reddish color with a small red-tinged head that dissipating quickly.

Smells wonderful. Lots of the grape aroma comes through although smells more like a medium bodied red as opposed to something incredibly dry. Some strong tart cherry, oak and some other dark fruits as well.

Wonderfully complex taste. This disappeared from my glass very quickly, but even in that short time frame, every sip was different. At some times, I could have sworn I picked up a glass of wine and at others, the intense sourness shone through.

Medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation levels.

Fantastic and am going to have to resist the temptation of popping my other one too soon. Very complex flavors throughout and sometimes wickedly sour, which is a trait I like.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 15:31:56 | More by jmarsh123
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jpmclaug

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

01-22-2012 22:28:54 | More by jpmclaug
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Romulux

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +2%

01-21-2012 04:13:31 | More by Romulux
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GrumpyJunglist

California

4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2009 Vintage poured into a sniffer.

A: From initial opening of the bottle foam slowly filled the top of the bottle and poked out of the bottle spout. Oddly when pouring there is not much head, and what head is there faded fast. The beer looks like a dark murky brown with a light white film of head.

S: The first smell of this beer is so crazy, you can tell from the first sniff this baby is going to be sour. Major influences of the wine barrels and wine grapes in the nose. A touch of sour cherries in the nose too.

T: Such a complex sour, from one taste its tarty, the next its very sour, the next you think you might of took a sip of wine.

M: This had a very good mouth, left my mouth feeling very soured.

O: This bad boy is a rough sour, just the way I like it. I am going to see how long I can save this one. I dare say this one may be better then what comes out of RR.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 06:24:33 | More by GrumpyJunglist
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

01-19-2012 05:37:20 | More by ygtbsm94
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beerandcycling88

Washington

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

Notes from the southsound tasting.

A Pours a nice ruby color topped off with a small off white head.

S Lots of brett barnyard funk with a tart cherry note present.

T Lots of cherry with a more subdued sourness then many other sours out there. A bit of a hint of lemon zest as well to keep things interesting.

M Lots of carbonation on a light but full body which is perfect for the style.

Overall a very good wild ale that was a pleasure to drink.

Serving type: growler

01-16-2012 17:22:56 | More by beerandcycling88
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guajolote

Oregon

5/5  rDev +13.4%

01-16-2012 00:00:39 | More by guajolote
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grittybrews

Washington

4.2/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From South Sound tasting notes:

Poured a ruddy brownish-red with a small eggshell head. Powerful, tart cherry aroma mixed with oak and slight funk.

Lots of carbonation and a full, creamy mouthfeel. Less puckering than the aroma would indicate, with sour cherry, lemon, malty oak, and hints of dark fruit. Lingering tartness on the finish.

Very tasty and not as boozy as the ABV would indicate.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 16:05:13 | More by grittybrews
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Ultraman9000

California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

01-12-2012 09:54:37 | More by Ultraman9000
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ThirstyHerf

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +2%

01-10-2012 06:40:11 | More by ThirstyHerf
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imperialking

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2%

01-08-2012 20:32:47 | More by imperialking
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.22/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a murky reddish brown color with a small fizzy light tan cap

S: Oak, tart cherries, some Earthiness and light booze.

T: Taste of sour cherries, oak, light bourbon, caramel and yeast but I did not pick up any dark fruits in this, perhaps some dark cherries in the mix with the unripe and red cherries

M: Medium bodied with nice carbonation and a creamy but tart finish. A sherry, port wine feel to it

O: Good

Serving type: growler

01-08-2012 15:43:07 | More by barleywinefiend
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kevfujii

California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

01-08-2012 09:03:05 | More by kevfujii
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zaphodchak

Virginia

4.2/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At Cascade.

Trace of white head, deep hazy brown body, some lace.

Decadent oud bruin nose. Sweet and port-like.

Rich tart taste, sweet brown sugar, caramel, and loads of fruit.

Bright, almost foamy champagne.

Outstanding, rich and decadent. Bought a bottle, expensive as it was.

Serving type: on-tap

12-31-2011 18:30:19 | More by zaphodchak
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MrHirschybar

California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

12-27-2011 23:32:52 | More by MrHirschybar
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

4.8/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pretty red, not candy red color, but an earthy red, with some light brown mixed into it. Aroma was amazing, sour cherry, red ale, massive sourness in the nose that doesn't cover up the sour cherry aspect. Alcohol not to be noticed in the aroma, nor are there any vinegar notes, just splendid.

More and more waves of sour cherry and lactic tart notes. Amazing this is an abv of over 9.3%, at no point does it taste or smell anything like it would be around that level, big props. Didn't taste sweet, like I feared when I read this was partially aged in port barrels, the red wine barrels too aren't over the top, very nuanced red wine with red ale, but this is all about the cherry and sourness.

Hey these aren't cheap, but I'd order them over and over, as I plan to keep doing. Thought the carbonation was just right. Cascade is sooo underrated.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 17:27:17 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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sacrelicio

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +13.4%

12-23-2011 22:47:32 | More by sacrelicio
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mantissa

Oregon

4/5  rDev -9.3%

12-23-2011 05:52:42 | More by mantissa
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +13.4%

12-22-2011 14:51:14 | More by hoppymcgee
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ptownjosh

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +2%

12-19-2011 06:59:18 | More by ptownjosh
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Billakowski

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +2%

12-18-2011 14:19:36 | More by Billakowski
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UA8

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +2%

12-18-2011 08:14:46 | More by UA8
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jh1982

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +2%

12-17-2011 03:55:38 | More by jh1982
Cascade Sang Royal from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
97 out of 100 based on 447 ratings.