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Cascade Sang Royal - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

632 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 632
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 7.94%
Wants: 579
Gots: 154 | FT: 11
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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3.5/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pour is dark murky brown with creamy light brown head. Nose is sour, light red grape and malt olive. More bright dark berry behind. Taste is similar, very sour with a malty olive quality, loads or sour red grapes and light oak. Hint of lactic acid and vanilla underneath. Feel is ok, a hint grainy and extremely carbonated. Fairly dry finish and a touch oily.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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

Thanks to Sam for this one. 2009 vintage. Poured from a corked and caged 750ml bottle into a decanter and then into a HF flute. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a 2 finger cream colored head with moderate retention. Beer is a dark, clear mahogany. Lacing is patchy and thick with moderate cling. Decent but not great.

Nose is sweet crushed red fruit, vinegar, oak, and a distinct mustiness. Appetizing but not overly aromatic.

Opens sweet cherry, vinegar, vanilla, and a building tartness that peaks towards the middle. More red fruit and some creeping woodiness at the end. Finish is vinegar tartness. Aftertaste is cherry skin. Surprising how much of the fruit shows through the vinegar tartness. Great sweet undertones. Really solid.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Spicy and slightly abrasive in the mouth and warm and oily going down. Messy finish with a filmy aftertaste. Decent but the way this hides the alcohol gives it bonus points.

Cascade is one of the most underrated makers of Wild Ales in America in my opinion and this beer is no exception. Wasn't a huge fan at the beginning but this kept growing on me and growing on me. Age has mellowed this one out but hasn't robbed it of any complexity or flavor. A very solid beer.

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4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2009
Served into a snifter

A: Dark ruby amber colored body, hazy and cloudy with no head to speak of. Absolutely no lace or retention bubbles of any kind. Appears almost flat?

S: Merlot grapes, oak, an acidic sourness akin to lemon, and tons of red wine qualities. Could be almost a Pinot Noir type of aroma as well. Touch of sweetness here too.

T: Big sourness at the front with plenty of grapes and red fruits to complement it. The woody, oak flavors and the malts give this a sturdy backbone and balance out the sweet, sour flavors really well.

M: Carbonation is moderate, not overly done like most Wild Ales but this is far from flat. Not too dry or sweet in the linger either.

Simply put, this was awesome. We had this side-by-side with a fresher 2011 Sang Noir and it completely blew it away. Different aging and fruits, I know, but still.

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.1/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brought this one back from the brewpub after driving across the country with my brother and a friend of ours. Served into a brandy snifter with some other BA's.

A: A really dark amber, ruby red color. No lacing sticking around here.

S: Very wine-like. I am getting a lot of pinot noir.

T: Mostly noticing black seedless grapes and NW cherries. A good amount of enjoyable funk. Not *too* sour although it surprised my teeth a couple times. Booze is still present after 3 years age. The flavor does not stick around very much at all.

M: Medium mouthfeel.

O: Not top tier. I've probably had better Cascade beers, but certainly very nice. The 5 oz pour I had was enough. Recommended.

Cascade Sang Royal from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
98 out of 100 based on 632 ratings.