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Cascade Sang Noir - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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99
world-class

1,131 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,131
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 8.28%
Wants: 580
Gots: 239 | FT: 23
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%

cgrz, Jan 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

Dirty25, Jan 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

mjw1200, Jan 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

montrealbcr89, Jan 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

tclang, Jan 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

dipso123, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of spoony
4.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the barrel house into a snifter/tulip glass.

A-The beer arrives with a thin cap of foam. It is very dark underneath, and sort of a purplish ruby hue. The beer is still looking in the glass. The head leaves a stray chunk of lacing on the glass.

S-The smell is a fantastic vinous mixture of sour cherry, oak, vanilla, raisin, and earthy soil. It is very tart, but not acidic or overwhelming. Alcohol is not apparent at all. Very oud bruin like in character.

T-The taste, like the smell, is fantastic. The brew balances earthy, funky oak flavors with sweet, dried fruit (cherries, raisins, prunes), and a big dose or tart cherry sourness. No one flavor is overdone. This is also one of the more vinous beers I have tasted recently.

M-The feel is medium body with a crisp, chunky carbonation that fades quickly on the palate.

O-This is a great beer and easily the best wild/sour beer I have tried in a while. It is complex with a great balance of earthy, sweet, and sour flavors. The cherry character here is really well done. as it permeates the beer, but never overwhelms it. The mouthfeel comes closest of almost any American sour beer I have tried to matching the feel of the best Belgian sours.

spoony, Jan 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

DrewSimm, Jan 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

JWalterWeatherman, Jan 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Maillard, Jan 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

Griffith, Jan 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Eighty, Jan 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

DoubleJ, Jan 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

grover37, Jan 08, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

Chingringo, Jan 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

sclitch, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of alaimoa
4.66/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 project poured at about 45 degrees into a teku.
Surprised by the dark marroon pour with lots of brownish head that leaves a bit of a ring around the edges.
Smells of tart cherry, grape must, bit of wood and the taste lines up in a similar way with a great complexity that is well balanced and non-puckering. Definitely some cherry and grape notes and a subdued oak backbone. Great carb .

Will happily drink this any time

alaimoa, Jan 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

random846, Jan 06, 2014
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4.64/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

. Pours a brownish-reddish color with a small white head. Aroma is of tart funk, lots of tart and sweet cherries, oak barrel and light vinegar. Taste is complex, sweet cherries, tart cherries, light lactic acid, funk, sourness, some oaky wood, and not much of a sign of the alcohol. Very complex sour, very well done.

jbaker67, Jan 05, 2014
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4.78/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer pours a dark and deep brown color with a nice off white/tan head. Bubbles surge to the top of the beer and replenish the lovely head.

Aroma is wonderful, light sourness, lactic acid, cherries, currant, malt, and a sublte sweetness.

Flavor is wonderful, slight sweetness, malt, cherries, red fruits. Nice sour and smooth finish.

Medium in body.

Overall a very nice treat. Sourness is perfect. Not over done at all. All the flavors blend together just perfectly.

LeeryLeprechaun, Jan 04, 2014
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4.26/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Deep ruby, semi-clear off white head and not much carbonation.

S-Cherries, oak, funk, dark fruit, slight bourbon.

T-Starts with lots of cherries, some oak, slight bourbon, nice tartness that improves as it warms.

M-Medium bodied with nice carbonation.

O-Let this beer warm up. It becomes more sour and the balance improves. A solid sour.

rlee1390, Jan 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

uvm2003, Jan 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

blabaer, Jan 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

douginromeo, Jan 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

KevinmusPrime, Dec 31, 2013
Cascade Sang Noir from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
99 out of 100 based on 1,131 ratings.