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Cascade Sang Royal - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

521 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 521
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.66%
Wants: 579
Gots: 135 | 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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4.9/5  rDev +11.6%

Dellpepper123, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of hopsputin
4.85/5  rDev +10.5%

a: its a murky mix of light brown, ruby red, and dark burnt caramel. it had a really fizzy 1 finger tan head (like a soda) that fades almost immediately. right now its just a film on the side of the glass

s: apple cider vinegar, dark sour concord grapes, sweet molasses. finishes with a nice smell of port - you really can pick that up, which is nice. its an aroma that makes your mouth water

t: there is an insane initial blast of sourness that is an intense mix of like vinegar, soured grapes, and something acidic. it is immediately smoothed out though with a nice port sweetness - its crazy how well the sourness is immediately given away to a rich silky sweet grape like flavor. there is a nice vanilla presence in here as well with a nice oak finish. this is genuinely really good. its not so much a balance here, as a perfect transition of flavors inside your mouth

m: its an interesting combination of a nice smooth mouthfeel with a large amount of carbonation. mouthfeel is definitely on the lighter side (carbonation helps that). finishes a bit dry

o: what can i say? its delicious. a crazy perfect transition of flavors in here that works so well. punch of sour and a nice port wine finish. so glad i tried

hopsputin, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.8/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

Beerandraiderfan, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of JohnGalt1
4.78/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've had and shared numerous bottles of this over the last 6 months.. reviewed from a few sets of paper notes.

foamy lite tan head.. the brew is deep amber with beautiful ruby highlites.. surprising lace..

nose is tart and vinous (?) .. blackberry and sweet cherry skin.. pretty lactic... mild acetic qualities.... a bit of oak to add to an incredibly complex aroma..

a bit more vinegar than the aroma.. cherry essence is really brought out by some mild caramel sweetness... the big sour player is the lactic aging.. vinous qualities reminiscent of dry red wine.. pinot maybe.. pretty oaky about halfway through and all the way to the dry finish... nice fruity essence lingers on the palate forever.. medium body with abundant carbonation helps cut through the mouthfeel maybe a tad much... Drinkability is amazing.. soooo complex and leaving me want more... another sip.. another glass.

4.5/5/5/4/4.5

JohnGalt1, Jan 14, 2010
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Prospero, Apr 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

jaminjohnson, Sep 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Gonzoillini, Apr 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Crazydaddyo, Jul 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Had some 2009 and it's tasting fantastic.

gr8zehaman, Sep 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

resistdefy, Mar 31, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

CHILLINDYLAN, Apr 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

theminutemen, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of Docer
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had the Mouton Rouge on-tap, and bought a bottle of this which is supposed to be a slightly different, and older blend....

- I opened a bottle at their recommended temp that I had in my wine cooler... so it is overall slightly cloudy as the sediment is throughout.. it foamed over a bit, allowing me to discard some sediment. Fluffy ruby mocha head... nice steady even layer... this stuff is alive and well. A very red/brown murky cloudy color.

- Wonderful sour grape, currants, ripe apple.... oak, bread.... light plum and fig...

- Holy mother of Jesus this stuff is good.. awesome balanced sour, tart, and light nectar sweetness... background blackberry, raspberry.. currants... like a sweet pie hiding well behind tart ripened apple tartness... light breadiness.. this certainly turned out great with a year or so on it....

- Light tart watering palate with some slight dryness and puckering....

- Overall this is just damn fantastic.... my only slight complaint would be the amount of carbonation... I could use a little less as it would add much more to its drinkability.... for me a sour of this magnitude should drink more like a sparkling wine...

Docer, Oct 26, 2009
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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Cascade Sang Royal from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
97 out of 100 based on 521 ratings.