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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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537 Ratings

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Ratings: 537
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.66%
Wants: 578
Gots: 137 | 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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Photo of srandycarter
4.38/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Murky, color of cooked dark brown sugar, small off white head, leaves to disk fast. Not much cling.

S - Funk is all I get out of it. But, it's lively and fresh.

T - Beautiful. Sour, funky, bright, pleasant.

M - Medium body, great carb, balance is well played so that the sour funkiness calms down by finish.

D - Very easy to drink , especially at that ABV!

srandycarter, May 11, 2012
Photo of rebelmusic
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

rebelmusic, May 04, 2012
Photo of esmithrunner
5/5  rDev +13.9%

esmithrunner, May 04, 2012
Photo of leschkie
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

leschkie, May 04, 2012
Photo of CharlieMurphy
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

CharlieMurphy, May 02, 2012
Photo of Fux
4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

Fux, May 02, 2012
Photo of dgilks
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

dgilks, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of derkfromwi
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

derkfromwi, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of popery
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

popery, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of sbricker
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

sbricker, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of fo1ksguitar
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

fo1ksguitar, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of theminutemen
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

theminutemen, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of 3Hops
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

3Hops, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of brez8791
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

brez8791, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of Texasfan549
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Texasfan549, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of shleepy
4.18/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

shleepy, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of jibbyvonjibb
4.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2009 vintage
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.

jibbyvonjibb, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of Khazadum
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Khazadum, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of AKolmogorov
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

AKolmogorov, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of Rconn006
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Rconn006, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of oregone
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

oregone, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of harrymel
4/5  rDev -8.9%

harrymel, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of BillHilly
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

BillHilly, Mar 09, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Telestic, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of woosterbill
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
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.


woosterbill, Mar 05, 2012
Cascade Sang Royal from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
97 out of 100 based on 537 ratings.