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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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1,168 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,168
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 8.28%
Wants: 586
Gots: 247 | 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%

Azrael, Feb 21, 2013
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

eggmaggi, Feb 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Auror, Feb 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

hannydawg, Feb 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

KiMiRaiK, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
4.19/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer poured out as a clear looking reddish color with a foamy white head on top. The retention is thin and not much lacing. The beer has lots of carbonation. The smell of the beer is tart, oak and sour cherry aromas are subtle but definitely in there. The taste of it is also sour, some sharp cherry notes in the fading aftertaste. The mouthfeel of the beer is clean and tart, nice high level of carbonation that dries the beer out. Overall it's a good brew. Not typically my style but it's a good brew.

Knapp85, Feb 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

millerbuffoon, Feb 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Durb777, Feb 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Urbancaver, Feb 13, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown that appears clear and cranberry red against the light. Head is thick khaki and looks silky, with some sticking on the glass. Cherries, strawberries, and vinegar dominate the nose with hints of oak and dark chocolate. This smells rich. Vinegar dominates the palate from start to finish. Cherry, red currant, and pomegranate make an appearance as well. The sourness doesn't make you pucker much and the bitterness is lasting and warm, fading slowly. There is some oak in there that is apparent to anyone drinking, but its not overpowering like many oak aged beers tend to be. Feel is slightly watery with a balance finish tending towards dry.

This beer is really balanced in flavors with the vinegar sourness and lasting bitterness sticking their necks out among the other flavors. The oakiness is there but not over the top. In addition, I can't detect the high ABV at all and the buzz comes slowly, as this is a sipper. I was strangely underwhelmed, but then I realized it's because there is no one stand out feature due to the balance nature. I wouldn't age this too long, as the oak will fade completely.

Philousa, Feb 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

egrace84, Feb 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

jsanford, Feb 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

zacross, Feb 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

gregmoscetti, Feb 10, 2013
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

OmahenBrewing, Feb 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

dvmin98, Feb 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

jegross2, Feb 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Prospero, Feb 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

patm1986, Feb 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Mjmoser, Feb 07, 2013
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4.66/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Deep ruby colored with a deep ivory white head.

S: That awesome sour aroma that comes off a well made sour. Similar to sour apple and deep malt.

T: One of the best sours I've had. There is a pleasant sour flavor of sour apples and berries. There is subtle caramel malts in the background.

M: A tiny bit thin but very well carbonated.

O: Awesome sour beer. If you are fan of sours this is a must get.

jvillefan, Feb 05, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

JasonSiedman, Feb 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

marct, Feb 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

derkfromwi, Feb 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

readbaron, Feb 01, 2013
Cascade Sang Noir from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
99 out of 100 based on 1,168 ratings.