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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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world-class

1,125 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,125
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 8.28%
Wants: 574
Gots: 241 | 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:
8 IBU
"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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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

jwat, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of Chico1985
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

2011 project, 9.2% ABV. $25 for the 750ml is not a price I pay too often for a beer anymore, but heard really good things, wanted to try it while it I could.

Pours hazy maroon, tan head. Retains well as a thick cap and leaves good lace.

Nice scent, pretty good strength, good mix of cherries and sourness, some caramelly notes, not getting any bourbon.

Big fresh, tart cherries, oak, vinegar, very solid balance of fruit sour and here. Some caramel malt and yeast coming through. Very fruit forward but a decent acidic/sour kick as well, Really no bourbon but pretty great nonetheless.

A little spritzy on the mouthfeel but overall it's good, nice balance/sourness is not overbearing, drinks extremely easy for the alcohol content, probably wouldn't guess this was over 6%.

Really, really good, but I do wish there was more bourbon presence as I was intrigued to see how that would blend with a big fruity sour. But great, intense cherries and nice sour kick here, not sure I'd want to pay for another bottle however.

Chico1985, Jun 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

wagenvolks, Jun 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Blanco, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of FosterJM
4.33/5  rDev -3.1%

1353rd Review on BA
Bottle to CCB Snifter
750ml C/C

2011 Project

Thanks to Corregidore for sharing

App- Looking at this beer was like looking at a flowing bloodshot. Deep deep crimson and auburn colors with only a quick receding off white head. Maybe a few bubbles around the edges

Smell- The vinegar and oak gets me at first. As it settles and warms a little bit the other cherry notes come out with a certain tart vs. sour note and a bit more of a sweet note vs. malty as well. The red ale seems really hidden.

Taste- A very nice sour. The cherries are incredible layered and textured with only traces of the booze coming into play. The malts from the red ale tend to amp up the flavor of the oak a bit.

Mouth- A bit of a thicker body than I was hoping for with a solid medium body and a medium carbonation. Residual vinegar and cherry wine like notes.

Drink- It was very tasty. Glad I have a bottle to sit on for a bit to let flavors meld a little bit.

FosterJM, Jun 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

sludgegnome, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of jmarsh123
4.8/5  rDev +7.4%

Pours rusty brown with a off white head dissipating into a ring with moderate lacing.

The sour cherries stand out in the aroma although it continuously changed as warmed. Lots of oak character as well along with just a kiss of bourbon and vanilla. As it warmed, more tannins came into play too

Flavors starts out with a big heaping of sour cherries. The bourbon is present throughout, but stays well in the background. Some oak, tannins and vanilla characteristics came out more as it warmed. The warmer it got the more the pinot and bourbon barrels asserted themselves.

Medium mouthfeel with good carbonation levels. Alcohol is very well hidden. Had I not known different, I would've pegged this at 6-7%

Been looking forward to trying this one for a while and it definitely lived up to expectations. One of the more complex sours I've had, every sip was something new and delicious. The evolution of it from slightly chilled to room temperature was also good as different elements shone through more at various temps. Absolutely phenomenal beer.

jmarsh123, Jun 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Public87strain, Jun 14, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Kevlee722, Jun 14, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

kslsc400, Jun 13, 2012
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

mychalg9, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of Bitterbill
4.43/5  rDev -0.9%

2011 Project, bought from the brewery online for $21

It pours a murky rusty colour, started off with over a finger head of foam but that quickly dissipated. Very little lacing left behind.

You can certainly smell the sour cherries and the oak barrel. Some slight note of vanilla there. My nose is happy.

Tart cherries up front in the taste, oak flavours not so much. Alcohol extremely well hidden when it comes to what sits and swirls in my mouth, some definite warming during and after the swallow. Sour, yeah, but not overly so. Very slight hint of a vinegar sourness so I don't *think* that heartburn will be an issue.

Very tasty from the get go; I opened it at near room temp to get all of the flavours rather than opening after pulling from the fridge.

A delightfully delicious Wild Ale that I wish had a bit less alcohol to make it even more drinkable; as is, it's still and an easy drop to tip back.

I'm very impressed with what Cascade has made here. They sure do know their s*it.

Bitterbill, Jun 11, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

BdubleEdubleRUN, Jun 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Drank while camping at Lake Naciemiento the night before the FW Invitational, a few beeradvocates and our girlfriends. Poured out with a lot more pink than I thought, small formation of head on it. Aroma, nice, cherry, wine, less barrel aroma than I was expecting originally.

Same with the taste, this had more in common with sang royal than it did vlad the impaler or bourbonic plague. A lot more red fruit and tangy sourness than barrel character. Would never even know that it had anywhere near 9% alcohol, thankfully they print it.

Found it to be much fruitier, lighter, more vibrant than Consecration. Consecration seems like so much darker, darker fruit. Currants v. cherries you know? Carbonation seemed perfect on this beer to deliver all its high points.

This is a pretty easy beer for me to really get into. Cherries, sourness, mild barrel character that is way in the background.

Beerandraiderfan, Jun 11, 2012
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4.35/5  rDev -2.7%

Bottle of the 2011 Project was opened on 6.4.12.

A - Pours a cloudy, almost muddy brown with a fizzy dark tan head that fades quickly to the edges.

S - Tart cherries, dark fruit.

T - Tart Cherries again and lots of it. Some slight booze in the background.

D - Good carbonation and a medium to light body. So tart it is hard to taste much else.

O - Good cherry tartness. So nice and lovely.

HuskyinPDX, Jun 10, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

jbuddle, Jun 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

RuckusDu, Jun 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

GuisseppeFranco, Jun 10, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

AbeFroman, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of jibbyvonjibb
4.18/5  rDev -6.5%

A: Murky brown with small beige head.
S: Biscuits. Cherry pie. Wood. Cellar. Vanilla. Hazelnuts.
T: Balanced acidity with acetic acid given a bit more prominence. Some biscuity sweetness.
M: Medium body. Medium carbonation.
O: An exquisite biscuity Flanders in the style of Red Poppy. also some great flavor contribution from barrels, improving drinkability. You would never guess this had 9.2% alcohol if it wasn't written on the bottle.

jibbyvonjibb, Jun 09, 2012
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4.53/5  rDev +1.3%

2012 bottle, thanks to Josh for sharing! Long-time want of mine.

Ruby red pour with darkish brown hues. Bing cherries dominate the nose; bourbon is in the back seat adding complexity. Smell is seriously awesome.

Cherries and oak atop the sour base = deliciousness. Seriously, this is fantastic. Don't know what else to say except that I need a case of this stuff ASAP.

brystmar, Jun 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

BillHilly, Jun 09, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

theminutemen, Jun 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

drewone, Jun 08, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

wattershed, Jun 06, 2012
Cascade Sang Noir from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
99 out of 100 based on 1,125 ratings.