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Cascade Sang Royal - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

576 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 576
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.66%
Wants: 576
Gots: 143 | 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 theminutemen
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

theminutemen, Apr 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

3Hops, Apr 21, 2012
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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
9.345%
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
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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

AKolmogorov, Apr 05, 2012
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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.

Cheers!

woosterbill, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of JAHMUR
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

JAHMUR, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of wagenvolks
5/5  rDev +13.9%

wagenvolks, Mar 04, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

piclee, Mar 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

CoryR, Mar 03, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

bthomas, Mar 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Callmecoon, Feb 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

MADhombrewer, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer is ruby / garnet hued with a finger or more of lacing after a careful pour.

The aroma offers barnyard funk, oak, and sour cherries, vinegar, booze. Complex and intriguing...

Bold flavor and highly enjoyable. A lot of cherry flavor really shines through. Misc. dark fruits, oak, wine, wild yeast. Yeah baby. Acetic without being harsh. Again, complexities abound. A delightful sipper. One of the better brews by Cascade.

Huhzubendah, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of PerHops
4.2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2009 bottle poured into a snifter. Murky dark brown color with a slight reddish tint with a thin tan head that leaves generous lacing on the glass. Carbonation appears to be moderate. This one starts off smelling FUNKY! Really earthy, barnyard smell, tobacco, oak, pepper, a hint of fruit. Initially offensive, but opens up into all kinds of interesting aromas. Starts off with a tart cherry flavor, mouth puckering, definite oak presence with some white pepper, blue cheese, red wine vinegar, followed by a medium dry finish. As it warms up dark fruit and chocolate start to emerge an increase in intensity. A lot of wine presence in this beer. There are so many layers to the flavor and mouthfeel it is hard to wrap your head around, but it is pretty fun to try to figure it out. Very happy I got the chance to get a bottle of this and would love to revisit.

PerHops, Feb 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

thewimperoo, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of emerge077
4.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter, thanks Dan for sharing!

Dark tan color with a reddish glint, transparent and frothy around the edges. Some apple butter, grape and slight balsamic traces in the aroma. Seems very similar to the La Folie vertical we had earlier.

Acetic sourness, grape and oak barrel notes, sour but still plenty drinkable. Crisp and clean, light funkiness that clears up quickly and doesn't linger. Abv is completely hidden. Overall a tasty Flanders Ale, pretty biting and sour for the style, but enjoyable nonetheless.

emerge077, Feb 19, 2012
Cascade Sang Royal from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
96 out of 100 based on 576 ratings.