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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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1,219 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,219
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 8.28%
Wants: 603
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%

JAHMUR, Mar 26, 2013
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

kennethkearns, Mar 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

jlenik, Mar 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

thezoobrew, Mar 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

mendvicdog, Mar 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

IcemanCometh, Mar 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

tun875, Mar 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Trevdawg, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of alysmith4
4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of my first wild ales, and one that I will not forget! It definitely leaned towards the sour side, but was well-balanced and not too puckery. The appearance and taste were both outstanding. Poured a dark red/brown color, with a decent amount of head. Lacing lasted until the last sip, and really helped capture the aromas. Worth trying if you can manage to find.

alysmith4, Mar 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

CypherEnigma, Mar 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

atone315, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of liamt07
4.49/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle form Rutager, 750ml into a tulip.

Deep blood red, light tan head with good lace and nice retention. Nose is bourbon cherry pie, sharp acidity, oak and cherry pits. Harsh acidity, but the bourbon smooths things out. Taste has light bourbon, oak, an intense sour cherry blast, tart, acidic, and more cherry pits. Finishes sweetish, but tartness prevails. Rich, intense cherry character, and a lovely malt profile. Medium full feel, lasting finish. Awesome.

liamt07, Mar 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

dctriman, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of Sammy
4.05/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A cherry attack, following an invitation of funk and cherry in the aroma. A lasting head and spider lace. Above average mouthfeel. Mild acidity, its nothing compared to the sours we had today. A pretty perfect beer.Great and dangerous. drinkability.Liam's bottle, thanks!

Sammy, Mar 10, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass at Smoke & Barrel DC, for the dc bottle share. From notes.

An amber to deep orange body, quite cloudy without much head presented.

Nose has a nice sense of mild fruit, that really goes to crab-apple territory. Highly dominating crab apples with a good tart sense. Not much else, but it's at least a good nose.

The crab-apple tartness does come off quite big in the palate but not overboard. There's some nice mild buttery mixing in the mid palate with the apple which hits really nicely. Some subtle funk notes come off on the finish also. Feel is about par for the course just a hint of wet but easy drinkability.

Overall it reminds me of a bit of apple butter character and a toned down Weyerbacher Riserva. Still decent even for a one tricky pony like sense.

smakawhat, Mar 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

jacewg, Mar 10, 2013
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4.18/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pretty ruby color that turns brown around the edges. The tan colored head is short and airy, settles into a light ring.

The aroma starts off tart from the oak wine barrel. The bourbon barrel then comes through to mellow out the sharp acidic notes. All the while, the cherries provide a nice fruitiness to the brew and another layer of sourness. Complex and enjoyable.

The taste is of super tart cherries and lemon sourness. The wine barrel is strong providing a healthy oak flavor as well as some white grape. Some earthy caramel and vanilla notes from the bourbon but that doesn't hold a candle to the sourness. Not a huge sour fan but I can drink this as a change up.

The feel is light with fairly soft carbonation. Sweet, sour, and tart on the palate with a big dry finish. I am good for a glass but the dryness might get to me.

A very well made sour, just wish I was more of a fan of the style so you can probably bump my grade up a notch.

Gmann, Mar 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

heavenlyStash, Mar 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

mjn5036, Mar 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

jodan, Mar 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

speedvagen, Feb 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

HopsHopenstein, Feb 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Luk13, Feb 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Noyt, Feb 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

ShanePB, Feb 22, 2013
Cascade Sang Noir from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
99 out of 100 based on 1,219 ratings.