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Cascade Sang Noir - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Cascade Sang NoirCascade Sang Noir

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1,133 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,133
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 8.28%
Wants: 581
Gots: 240 | FT: 24
Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
"This deep, dark double red was aged over a year in Pinot and Whiskey barrels, then blended with a barrel of Bing cherries."

(Beer added by: ccrida on 02-20-2010)
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

jmich24, Jun 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Lucnifter, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

my brother is a deadset champion for sharing this bottle with me. its one of those beers ive been after for years, but my travels or trades havent gotten me there. what a rare treat it is, wine and bourbon sharing the barrel influence of this burgundy sour beer accentuated with tart cherries. i would put this one on par with any of the russian river dark sours, and i think it needs to be mentioned in that breath. its almost purple in color, darkened to a rich ruby wine shade and showing about an inch of really light lace head. cherry is evident from first sip, tart pie style cherries in there mixing with the bacteria cultures and the wine tannins, its a really mouth watering nose. the whiskey part comes more towards the finish in this beer, more hot oak than vanilla, with just enough char to slow it down to be savored. the body isnt real big, but it doesnt need to be, the flavor complexities ride and appear one by one on the sour waves, which are dominated by lacto, but not entirely. some brett in here too i have to imagine, there is some funk in there with the acid. it warms up to show even more wine properties, pinot for sure. its usually tough for me to identify a grape varietal in a beer, especially from a barrel, but i think its unmistakable here. cherries never get sweet, even exacerbating the already extremely sour feel to this. carbonation is mellow, but more isnt wanted for. the process and the execution of this beer are both something to behold, it never shows its alcohol strength, and at room temperature sips like a fine glass of port or something. cant say enough about this one, a crown jewel in the increasingly crowded fruited sour world.

StonedTrippin, Jun 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

BAsbill, Jun 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

HitchSlap, Jun 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Dagsy, Jun 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

dataylor21, Jun 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

sammyg832, Jun 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

atorres, Jun 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

TBlightning, Jun 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

timothydown, Jun 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

Sir_Goatman, Jun 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Rifugium, Jun 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

leaversuch, Jun 25, 2014
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4.54/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Almost looks like a deep dark red wine but more brown with a nice frothy head to it.

S: Oh yeah tons of cherries, dark fruit, oak, vanilla, you definitely get that barrel character. You know its going to be sour.

T: Cherries up front, followed by the dark fruit and almost bourbon like flavor. Definitely sour.

M: Medium bodied, good carbonation, semi dry finish.

O; Another well done beer by Cascade, if these weren't so expensive I'd buy them more often.

MrMoose916, Jun 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

abuono, Jun 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

seanchai, Jun 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

tripelhops, Jun 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -27.3%

atpca, Jun 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Aorem76, Jun 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

wtkphoto, Jun 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

my_knew_craft, Jun 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

BryanCDM, Jun 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Phillyz, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of Georgiabeer
4.69/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Cracked a bottle of this recently for my birthday. A truly superb beer that showcases the excellent balances of this brewery. Nicely tart, but with a depth of lush fruit and a firm backbone of barrel aging. The sour cherries in this are mouthwatering, and the bourbon adds such a nice complexity. A masterpiece.

Georgiabeer, Jun 21, 2014
Cascade Sang Noir from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
99 out of 100 based on 1,133 ratings.