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Cascade Sang Noir - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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1,056 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,056
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 8.04%
Wants: 559
Gots: 233 | 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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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -10.7%

09-03-2012 05:51:14 | More by acurtis
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -10.7%

09-03-2012 04:03:05 | More by djrn2
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ste5venla

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

09-01-2012 15:07:40 | More by ste5venla
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

08-28-2012 21:35:42 | More by kaelingirl
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SLUGLIFE

Ohio

5/5  rDev +11.6%

08-27-2012 23:33:42 | More by SLUGLIFE
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phingdong

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

08-27-2012 16:13:55 | More by phingdong
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Phelps

Arizona

4.43/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sang Noir is one of Cascade's best brews -- a blend of red ales aged in oak and bourbon barrels for a year before sitting on fresh Bing and sour pie cherries for six months. The beer's name translates to "black blood" -- an appropriate moniker when the brew's deep, almost-opaque maroon hue is taken into account.

Poured into a tulip, burnt orange edges lead into a quarter-inch head the color of brown sugar. Sweet stuff hits the nose first: Caramel, cola, cherry syrup. Tart cherries, sour green apple and lesser amounts of balsamic and oak mingle in the background.

Sang Noir's flavor hits like a sour slap to the dome, blending complex tartness with disparate food characters. At once, brown sugar, green apple, balsamic vinegar and milk chocolate can be detected. Swirling the medium-bodied brew about the mouth activates both moderate fizziness and high acidity, with the sharp bacteria gripping the tongue like tiny rock climbers. The swallow brings the oak -- a huge, vinous blast peppered with sour cherry, lemon and vinegar. Granny Smith apple peel and Bing cherries blend in the finish.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2012 04:55:13 | More by Phelps
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jjheinrichs

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +6%

08-27-2012 03:09:04 | More by jjheinrichs
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Callmecoon

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

08-26-2012 21:24:55 | More by Callmecoon
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tewaris

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Romulux delivers again, thanks!

Slightly hazy, deep brown with medium head. Soft cherries in the aroma, oak-y for sure. Quite sour and acetic-ally so, but fortunately not enough to deter me. Hint of bourbon and oak most definitely, with some sweetness as well.

Finishes dry and tannic, reminds me quite a bit of Rodenbach Grand Cru.

A quite good beer overall but seems likes it's not my type.

4, 4, 4, 4, 4

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2012 22:52:55 | More by tewaris
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KAP1356

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Well, now that I live in VA, I was finally able to have some Cascade bottles delivered to my new apartment! I have been waiting some time to try this one. 750 ml bottle from the 2011 project poured into a red wine glass...

A - Pours a dark reddish-brown, ruby color that is more deep than a burgundy color. A very slight head forms about half of a finger thick and slightly off white in color. Slightly muddled in color but is clear around the edges of the glass.

S - Tart cherries and lactic acid come out first. There are some nice vinous qualities coming forth as well. A nice funk and some wet oak come through as well. The bourbon is hard to detect, but the pinot barrels come through strongly.

T - Tart, sweet cherries and other fruits come first. There's some slight vinegar and balsamic qualities, but the cherry and vinous flavors slightly overpower it. Brett, dry oak and some lactic funk come next. The warmer the beer gets, the more the bourbon flavors come out and give a subtle warmth to the flavor profile. The sour and sweet are very well balanced here and make for a really first class wild ale.

M - Medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Puckers the mouth and is a bit prickly on the tongue. Slight dryness on the finish.

O - I really enjoyed this one. It easily is one of the better Wild Ales I have had. The sweetnees and the sourness balance very well given everything that is going on in the beer. Can't wait to have some more!

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2012 15:16:22 | More by KAP1356
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beast464

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

08-22-2012 12:43:04 | More by beast464
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dtx00

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

08-22-2012 04:20:28 | More by dtx00
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Mark000

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

08-22-2012 01:21:25 | More by Mark000
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Auracom

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Great share from Al, missed you today bud. 4 oz. poured in an FFF Rastal on August 18th, 2012.

A - Dark brown coloring with slightly red hues. Virtually no head, retention, or lacing.

S - Natural and dominant cherry rinds. Light granny smith apple tartness, oak. Not too complex.

T - Quite sour with overripened cherry juice, vinegar, lime, and very lightly charred oak. Was this really in a whiskey barrel?

M - High carbonation, light body, pretty dry finish

D - I like this but im not blown away. The cherry is very natural and well done and reminds me of RR.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2012 16:21:56 | More by Auracom
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GRG1313

California

4.75/5  rDev +6%

08-20-2012 03:36:18 | More by GRG1313
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Adidasakh


4/5  rDev -10.7%

08-19-2012 19:26:34 | More by Adidasakh
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Adamostella

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +6%

08-19-2012 04:28:24 | More by Adamostella
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bennetj17

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

08-18-2012 22:50:13 | More by bennetj17
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nataku00

California

4.43/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a tulip glass, 2011 project released in 2012. Beer pours a dark murky red with some light browns with a finger of loose foamy head that quickly dissipated with some heavy lacing.

Sour cherry, tart but sweet fruit, red wine vinegar, light caramel sugar, vanilla and earthy wood funk. A bit of almond nutty as it warms. Smells like a great dessert with the fruit and sugar and nutty aromas.

Sharp acetic acid sourness upfront, mellowing to tart cherries, sweet red fruit and vanilla. Sweeter mid tongue, caramel and molasses mingling with red berry and cherry. Earthy funk and almond on the very dry finish, with lingering sweet cherry.

Medium body with a bit of mild but sharp carbonation stinging the tongue. Really deep and flavorful beer that really attacks your taste buds.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2012 03:41:03 | More by nataku00
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claspada

New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a ruddy brown color with gorgeous ruby red highlights and a decent size off-white head that recedes at a normal pace; moderate carbonation bubbles continue to rise with sticky khaki lacing along the edges as it recedes.

Aromas begin with tart dark fruits, vinous red wine, tart cherries and oak. As it warms you get some of the base beer with a toasted bready almost caramel maltiness and some granny smith apples. Really smells like a caramel covered apple more and more as it warms.

The tastes begin with lightly sour dark fruits, light vinous berries, oaky wood and ever emerging earthy notes. While there is no real bourbon flavor you get some vanilla and butterscotch flavors associated with the toasted bourbon barrel.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium high carbonation to it. Finish is slightly acedic and dry overall.

Overall this was a super surprise for me in a good way. I was intially hesitant on this beer because I am not a fan of cherries in beer, but I think more and more that it is that artifical cherry flavor associated with some Krieks or beers like Mad Elf. This has real dark sour cherry fruit flavors, mixed with the oak induced bourbon and vinous flavors which complement each other quite well. Not as stellar as Sang Royal but a slouch my no means.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 20:54:22 | More by claspada
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +6%

08-15-2012 20:07:08 | More by ncstateplaya
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Hophead717

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -33%

08-15-2012 20:02:30 | More by Hophead717
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ezperkins2

California

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

08-15-2012 19:27:56 | More by ezperkins2
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

08-15-2012 18:52:35 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
Cascade Sang Noir from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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