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Cascade Sang Royal - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

443 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 443
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 8.84%
Wants: 584
Gots: 113 | FT: 6
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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funkel81

California

4/5  rDev -9.3%

05-24-2014 20:32:39 | More by funkel81
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SummitVA

Maryland

4/5  rDev -9.3%

11-15-2011 19:39:51 | More by SummitVA
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boxcar01

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -9.3%

12-03-2013 20:43:25 | More by boxcar01
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Lunch

Maryland

4/5  rDev -9.3%

10-06-2013 16:20:27 | More by Lunch
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nanobrew

California

4/5  rDev -9.3%

11-14-2011 18:59:35 | More by nanobrew
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beertunes

Washington

4/5  rDev -9.3%

01-11-2013 22:53:02 | More by beertunes
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Jones153

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -9.3%

07-28-2014 01:27:12 | More by Jones153
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4/5  rDev -9.3%

08-20-2013 15:27:52 | More by trxxpaxxs
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deekyn

California

4/5  rDev -9.3%

05-16-2013 04:11:50 | More by deekyn
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jrallen34

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.3%

01-09-2013 03:43:15 | More by jrallen34
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mikecharley

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.3%

01-08-2013 17:53:09 | More by mikecharley
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beerandcycling88

Washington

4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Notes from the southsound tasting.

A Pours a nice ruby color topped off with a small off white head.

S Lots of brett barnyard funk with a tart cherry note present.

T Lots of cherry with a more subdued sourness then many other sours out there. A bit of a hint of lemon zest as well to keep things interesting.

M Lots of carbonation on a light but full body which is perfect for the style.

Overall a very good wild ale that was a pleasure to drink.

Serving type: growler

01-16-2012 17:22:56 | More by beerandcycling88
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ajs4bd

Missouri

4/5  rDev -9.3%

05-20-2013 03:50:06 | More by ajs4bd
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craytonic

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: murky ruby-brown with decent head and lacing

Smell: vinegar, oak, cherry, brown sugar

Taste: Slightly earthy, oak, tart cherries with pits, vinegar, brown sugar

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy body, medium carbonation

Overall: tasty, but I feel most of the darker wilds from this brewer tend to be slightly muddled.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 02:46:22 | More by craytonic
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -9.3%

12-13-2013 06:41:28 | More by XmnwildX12
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vinny21bal

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.3%

11-29-2013 19:11:29 | More by vinny21bal
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -9.3%

08-12-2013 18:56:36 | More by tom10101
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paco1029384756

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky brown color with a small fizzy light tan, short lived head.

Scent of dark fruit, sweet bourbon, oak, tart cherries, and a hint of cinnamon. Nice and balanced, not overly sweet or sour.

Taste of sour cherries, dark fruit, oak, bourbon, caramel and yeast. I didn't find this beer to be particularly complex, but it was damn good.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation and a creamy finish.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2010 18:27:28 | More by paco1029384756
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.05/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2009 Project, which I guess means 2011. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Deep red. Small off-white head with wisps.

Smell - Very acidic. Slightly acetic. Cherry. Lots of red wine.

Taste - Cherry sourness. Remarkably clean sour flavor. Tons of red wine. Acetic acid seems to be gone here. Nice red wine flavor, although the variety is indiscernible to my crap palate. Very tart.

Mouthfeel - It's a sipper of a sour. Very tart and medium heavy.

Overall - Really nice combination of flavors. Better than the sum of its parts for sure. Cascade always seems to have the ability to make a beer that you know is good, but you can't pick out exactly why it's so good.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2013 01:15:36 | More by Alieniloquium
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4.08/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very interesting beers from this brewery, sometimes very, very good. I applaud the eforts to make the sour beers, and I think they are mostly successful, and I'm mostly happy to support them. That being said, these beers are quite pricey- in the realm of the better Cantillon brews, and as much as I like the Cascade sours, I think they miss the mark set by leaders in the category like Cantillon, Russian River, and the best from Lost Abbey (although they are even more wildly expensive, albeit better). In short, although I enjoyed this beer but think its a bit overrated, especially for the price. I certainly wouldn't go out of your way to trade anything rare for this. On to the beer itself: Pours a somewhat muddy, reddish-brown with a nice head that sticks around. Smells creamy and tart, with big lactic notes followed by fresh, ripe cherries. Quite lovely in the nose. The taste falls just short of the nice aroma. Similar to start, with very tart lactic notes and vibrant cherries, but the finish is somewhat watery and woody. The mouthfeel is alternately tart and oaky and soft and smooth. Nice to try once.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2010 14:18:21 | More by Georgiabeer
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Mora2000

Texas

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

Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle. It was part of a great tasting that included seven bottled Cascade sours.

The beer pours a murky brown color with a tan head. The aroma is dark fruit with some tart cherries. The flavor is oak, tartness and cherries. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2010 03:23:31 | More by Mora2000
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emerge077

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 06:59:21 | More by emerge077
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SneezyAchew

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2012 04:32:58 | More by SneezyAchew
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Duff27

Illinois

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

Light tan half inch head. Leaves collar and speckles of lacing. Dark red/brown body.

Tart smelling but not over powering by any means. Some grape aromas.

Grape presence is definitely there, highest aspect of this beer. I'd give it a 6.5 out of 10 on the sour scale. Wouldn't guess the ABV as high as it actually is.

Adequately carbonated. Medium thin mouthfeel.

Enjoyed this one a bunch, the grapeyness was very prevalent...could see wine drinkers highly enjoying this. Thanks a bunch crushedvol!

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 23:31:53 | More by Duff27
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

thanks to duff27 for sharing this tonite! Thanks duff!

reviewed from notes taken on 7/4/12.

vintage 2011 poured into duvel tulip.

Appearance: muddy and murky brown bodied beer with a small tan cap. Lace is spotty.

Smell: huge vinegar. light oak and funk. Has a cough drop menthol type note.

Taste: Sour grapes and hints of cherries. Moderate pucker factor. It has some vinegar, oak, earthy, minimal funkiness. Got a little bit of sweetness from dark fruits to add some balance.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied sour with moderate carbonation. The carbonation is done well. It is hard to believe this sour is almost 10%; it drinks like its 6% and the alcohol is hardly detected. So drinkable!

Overall: I bumped the overall score because the taste is closer to 4.25. This beer is almost like a sour and a wine blended together. Interesting sour!

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2012 16:26:13 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
Cascade Sang Royal from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
97 out of 100 based on 443 ratings.