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Cascade Sang Royal - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

483 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 483
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 579
Gots: 126 | FT: 8
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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kevfujii

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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

Virginia

4.2/5  rDev -4.5%

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.

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

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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

Nevada

4.8/5  rDev +9.1%

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.

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

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +13.6%

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

Oregon

4/5  rDev -9.1%

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

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +13.6%

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

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

12-17-2011 03:55:38 | More by jh1982
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Diomede

California

5/5  rDev +13.6%

12-13-2011 17:11:08 | More by Diomede
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dogfishandi

New York

5/5  rDev +13.6%

12-12-2011 22:58:19 | More by dogfishandi
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +8%

12-12-2011 04:51:19 | More by ThePorterSorter
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beerhorn12

Oregon

5/5  rDev +13.6%

12-11-2011 16:19:21 | More by beerhorn12
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cfh64

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

12-10-2011 18:55:16 | More by cfh64
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Verecund

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +0.7%

December 9, 2011. This is the third time I've had the "2009 Project," so I figured it was high time to review it.

Pours a dark purplish crimson with a half finger of off-mauve head. Fine sticky lacing.

Very tart on the nose with strong red wine and sour cherry aromas. It's easy to throw around "red wine" when describing a dark sour, but this features a bright cherry, vinous tartness alongside lactic sourness. Minor balsamic, acetic acidity, but it doesn't distract.

Drier on the palate, but still imminently tasty, featuring lactic acid, maraschino cherry, cherry pit, and a good bit of oak. It's fine chilled, but really opens as it warms (and the metallic notes fall out). Cabernet Sauvignon grape, a milky sourness, and balsamic vinegar create a nice blend of sour, tart, and fruit. Dry and tannic finish.

The first time I had this I wasn't blown away, but the last two times it's grown on me. Very acidic, this is one of the most drinkable and nuanced "dark" American sours on the market. An oenophile's beer.

12-10-2011 02:54:05 | More by Verecund
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nathanjohnson

Vermont

5/5  rDev +13.6%

12-09-2011 23:40:45 | More by nathanjohnson
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ChrisPro

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

12-08-2011 03:54:35 | More by ChrisPro
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Damian

Massachusetts

4.58/5  rDev +4.1%

Drank from a 750 ml/1 pt. 9.4 fl. oz. corked and caged bottle
2009 project
Served in a tulip

The bottle opened with a loud pop and the beer poured a deep, dark crimson-mahogany color. A small, light tan cap of bubbly froth topped the liquid. Good lasting strength on the head. Patchy drops of lacing trickled down sides of glass.

The aroma was outstanding. Super tart and moderately funky with a pleasant, fruity sweetness. Sour cherries and raspberries were most apparent. Red wine notes also came through strong. Seeing as the beer was first aged in oak with Cabernet Sauvignon grapes then later blended with red ales that had been aged in Port and Pinot Noir barrels, this came as no surprise. Lots of balsamic vinegar and lactic acid. Strong notes of oak developed as the beer warmed.

The flavor profile was quite interesting as well. Similar to the nose in many regards, yet a bit more tart and dry. Sweet-ish malts were noticeable up front. Tart cherries were detectible, though more so in the aroma. Balsamic vinegar and lactic acid notes appeared in the center. Like the nose, the flavor profile had a strong red wine-like quality. Touch of brett. Lots of oak. The oakiness carried into the crisp, dry and tannic finish. Slight metallic notes were detectible as well.

The mouthfeel was rich and frothy with an aggressive, large bubbled effervescence. As the beer sat, the carbonation settled down a bit and the liquid turned smoother and creamier.

Overall, this is a remarkably interesting and eminently drinkable beer. Definitely one of the best American wild ales that I have sampled to date. Do whatever you can to get your hands on the 2009 (original) vintage.

12-05-2011 02:42:10 | More by Damian
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sweatervest27

Ohio

5/5  rDev +13.6%

12-04-2011 21:21:08 | More by sweatervest27
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CruisaC

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

12-04-2011 20:32:36 | More by CruisaC
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jwelsh

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.6%

12-02-2011 13:44:29 | More by jwelsh
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VAbdoyan

California

5/5  rDev +13.6%

12-02-2011 03:32:06 | More by VAbdoyan
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pdxkarl

California

5/5  rDev +13.6%

12-01-2011 22:42:11 | More by pdxkarl
Cascade Sang Royal from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
97 out of 100 based on 483 ratings.