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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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514 Ratings

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Ratings: 514
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.66%
Wants: 582
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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Photo of mdfb79
4.2/5  rDev -4.3%

From 02/11/12 notes. Had at a local Cascade tasting. Poured into a tulip.

a - Pours a dark reddish brown color with two inches of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of sour dark fruits, tart cherries, brett, wine, oak, fruity malts, and light vinegar. Really nice, sour nose, I love it.

t - Tastes of tart cherries, vinegar, oak, tannic, sour dark fruits, and wine. Not as sour as the nose, but still very nice.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Acedic body.

o - Overall a really nice sour, one of the better Cascade beers at the tasting in my opinion. Nose is very sour and full or dark fruits. Would love to have it again.

mdfb79, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of grittybrews
4.2/5  rDev -4.3%

From South Sound tasting notes:

Poured a ruddy brownish-red with a small eggshell head. Powerful, tart cherry aroma mixed with oak and slight funk.

Lots of carbonation and a full, creamy mouthfeel. Less puckering than the aroma would indicate, with sour cherry, lemon, malty oak, and hints of dark fruit. Lingering tartness on the finish.

Very tasty and not as boozy as the ABV would indicate.

grittybrews, Jan 14, 2012
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4.22/5  rDev -3.9%

Bottle: Poured a hazy reddish color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of oak and slightly sweet cherry with a tart finish is quite enjoyable. Taste is also dominated by oak with some nice cherry notes and some clear tart notes and some balanced acidity with a lingering sweetness which may or may not originate form the port barrel used. Body is quite full with great carbonation. I must admit to being totally shock by the quality of beers form this brewery which I will have to keep seeking again in the future.

Phyl21ca, Dec 27, 2009
Photo of callmemickey
4.22/5  rDev -3.9%

A: Deep brownish-red. Medium sized tan head which quickly faded into a fine skim. Some sludge settled to the bottom. Only a few hints of lacing.

S: Dark cherries, subtle red wine, and a general lactic sourness.

T: Like the nose this brew is dominated by dark cherries and a complementing vinous red wine character. More complexity comes through here. Nice light, fresh oak. Sour, but not overwhelmingly so. Vinegar quietly creeps in towards the finish. Capped with just a bit of bitterness.

M: Smooth, medium bodied. Subtle carbonation. Light sourness.

D: Really pleasant. Easy to drink as nothing is in excess here. A well crafted brew that is worthy of praise. Glad to see Cascade coming to philly any day now.

callmemickey, Apr 30, 2010
Photo of Urbancaver
4.22/5  rDev -3.9%

Pours a dark reddish brown. Some nice light white head. Smells oaky and tart. Lots of grape on the nose. Tastes sweet and tart. Lots and lots of grapes. The oak is very nice. A bit harsh but definitely solid. Very enjoyable but more sour than I normally enjoy

Urbancaver, Oct 01, 2011
Photo of jamie2dope
4.22/5  rDev -3.9%

I bought a bottle of this very cool named beer at Martys today for about twenty dollars. Poured in to a wine glass, color was darker than expected; almost an opaque strawberry brown, with a full finger of white head. Nose is of tart cherries, berries and more vinous fruits. Sourness in the taste is not too overpowering, in fact it is fairly gentle on the palate. As expected, body is light and crisp. Drinkability is very good, though this beer will sneak up on you, so be careful. This is a damn good offering from Cascade. They are definitely gaining momentum with their beers.

jamie2dope, Jun 13, 2009
Photo of barleywinefiend
4.22/5  rDev -3.9%

A: Poured a murky reddish brown color with a small fizzy light tan cap

S: Oak, tart cherries, some Earthiness and light booze.

T: Taste of sour cherries, oak, light bourbon, caramel and yeast but I did not pick up any dark fruits in this, perhaps some dark cherries in the mix with the unripe and red cherries

M: Medium bodied with nice carbonation and a creamy but tart finish. A sherry, port wine feel to it

O: Good

barleywinefiend, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of phichifiji00
4.22/5  rDev -3.9%

2009 vintage brewed with grapes, poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: medium brown with red hue, 1 finger of tan head, moderate lacing.

Smell: earthy, grape, funky, sour cherries, pinot noir, a hint of brett.

Taste: red wine vinegar, sour cherries, tart, oak, a little vanilla, sweet tarts.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied, high carbonation, crisp, tart, acidic.

Overall: A tasty beer. Good amount of sour, very complex, very drinkable. The pinot is very prevalent. Thanks Ryan.

phichifiji00, Nov 16, 2011
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Cascade Sang Royal from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
97 out of 100 based on 514 ratings.