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Cascade Sang Royal - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

608 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 608
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 578
Gots: 148 | 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 rhinos00
4.7/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Big thanks to mykie73 for sending this my way. Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a wine glass.

A- Pours a murky, amberish color. Fingers width of tan head that quickly fizzles away into a thin ring.

S- Lots of sour cherries and grape skins. There is a nice oak barrel presence along with a vinous, port-like quality. The aromas really go well together.

T- Simply fantastic! Lots of complexity going on here. Cherries and tannins abound with a strong, sour oak barrel presence. The port barrel aging added a nice vinous, sweetness to it. A little bit of lemon and citrus gave off the perfect amount of acidity.

M- Medium bodied with lots of carbonation. Semi-dry finish.

D- The sweetness of this beer really tamed the sourness, making this beer extremely drinkable. At nearly 9% abv, this beer is lethal. Putting away a 750 mL bottle is no easy feat for a sour, but is easily achievable with this one.

Overall, many have compared this to Consecration. Having it on tap just the other night, I have to concur. The only difference I noted was that this was a little sweeter and balanced, where as Consecration has a little bit more sourness. I also think the wine qualities came through little bit more in Consecration. Still, this is just as good, if not better.

rhinos00, Jun 29, 2009
Photo of Airyk12
4.7/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark mahogany with a small tan head that dissipates quickly, leaving good lacing down the glass.

Smells of cherries and lactic acid, with some port and oak in there as it warms. Crazy tart and funky.

Amazing flavor, with so many flavors. Immediate flavors of cherries and lactic acid lead to wine flavor, with port and some oak. Again, crazy tart but not undrinkable. Perfectly funky.

Not the smoothest beer, but with the flavors and all that funkiness, it doesn't need to be. Full of body and flavor.

A true American Wild. So much flavor, and so much funkiness without being overwhelming. Such a great beer. Cascade once again proves that they know the style and how to make it great. A truly amazing beer.

Airyk12, May 28, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +8%

mctizzz, Sep 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8%

Prospero, Apr 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8%

jaminjohnson, Sep 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +8%

Crazydaddyo, Jul 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8%

Had some 2009 and it's tasting fantastic.

gr8zehaman, Sep 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8%

resistdefy, Mar 31, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8%

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

theminutemen, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of Docer
4.75/5  rDev +8%
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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Cascade Sang Royal from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
98 out of 100 based on 608 ratings.