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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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1,222 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,222
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 8.28%
Wants: 602
Gots: 245 | 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%

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
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

tsauce2, Dec 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

KevinGordon, Dec 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

MarcWP, Dec 29, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2012 bottle into a tulip

extremely dark red color with an inch thick off white head. smell big on tart , sour cherries. taste is extremely sour at first and it lasts throughout... cherry presence is big. mouth puckering. one of cascade's sourest offerings..excellent. quite carbonated and a medium mouthfeel.

overall fans of lip puckering sourness will love this. recommended.

Axnjxn, Dec 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

ber12, Dec 26, 2013
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4.45/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml to a snifter, 2011 vintage. Got this for xmas from my sister in pdx last year, been staring at it in my fridge for 365 days, let's open this guy

Cork pops off very easily. Pours a dark ruby with two fingers of slightly burgundy foam. pretty high carbonation, ridiculous retention rate with great lacing. A little fizzy, but this is a really good looking beer

Smells of vinegar, tart cherries, sour apples and grape, wine, oak, leather, a tiny bit of bourbon and a ouch of alcohol. Really fun to smell

Taste is right with the nose, sour cherries and an assortment of other fruits- apple, peach, and grape with strong vinegar, oak, bourbon, wine, and alcohol. The taste sort of evolves as it goes over the palate

Feel is initial face puckering sour that neutralizes and turns a little sweet on the finish. Medium sticky body. Really easy to sip on

Overall one of the better Cascades I've had. Really great beer, glad I got another of last years vintage

lordofstarside, Dec 26, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours very dark. Light really struggles to make its way through. Medium sized, bubbly, tan head. Webby lacing.

S-A substantial aroma of sour cherries. Hints of chocolate. Lots of oak. More wine barrel than bourbon barrel but both are noticeable. The cherries dominate.

T-The base blend of red ales in more prominent that I would have expected or wanted. It obviously funky and sour and such but it's finish is a bit too generic. Cherries are both sweet and sour. Not picking up much bourbon barrel, rather far more vinous character. Lacks complexity surprisingly. Just a bunch of cherries and sweetness.

M-Plenty of body. It's creamy but the bubbles are fairly aggressive. Dry, slightly tannic. A bit boozy.

O/D-It's tasty but it's not worth the cost and doesn't live up to the hype.

VelvetExtract, Dec 25, 2013
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

DCon, Dec 25, 2013
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

Lare453, Dec 24, 2013
Cascade Sang Noir from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
99 out of 100 based on 1,222 ratings.