Cascade Sang Noir - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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4.13/5 rDev -7.8%
750mL. Pours full haze deep ruby brune. Wispy tan foam. Nose is apple cider vinegar, small red apple, apple skin. Taste is sharply lactic, big red wine barrel, Flemish red all the way. Very sharp and clean. Oerbier Reserva like. Loves. Palate is very sharp and lactic. Becomes sharper and sharper on the palate. Wow. 9/8/2012 6/4/9/5/15=3.9
10-02-2012 16:01:44 | More by tarheels86
4.55/5 rDev +1.6%
A: Dark brown and turbid. Foams up and down quickly, acceptable for a sour. Sticky foam sticks to the glass as you drink but doesn't lace.
S: Lactic, Oak, I get light bourbon notes in the nose, fruitiness and sour funk.
T: Sour. Sour. Sour. The double red and red ferment well with their lactic culture. not much bourbon or cherry, but the fruit is apparent. I'm always amazed what fruit tastes like with the sugar fermented out.
M: pitch perfect. The active carbonation pops the firmly placed cork. The prickly carbonation carries the flavors.
O: Great. Worth the Hype. It would have been all 5s if the individual flavors had been more distinguishable. I am a fan of this.
09-24-2012 23:10:03 | More by Donerik
4.7/5 rDev +4.9%
750ml 2012 bottle.
A: Dark red/purple/almost black. Foamy white head that lingered for a while.
S: Classic Cascade acidity. Tons of lactic acid, tart cherries, sweet malts and a slight bourbon finish. Smells amazing and very inviting.
T: Lots of lactic sourness with a bit of vinegary/vinous notes. Sweet and tart cherries, apples, followed by oak dryness and a bit of bourbon sweetness. Tastes almost like raspberries/blackberries as well. Super sour.
M: Great carbonation with a medium body. Finishes dry.
O: This is possibly my favorite from Cascade so far. Glad I shared it though, I think the sourness could get overwhelming if you drink the whole bottle. Excellent beer though, I enjoyed it very much.
09-23-2012 16:15:38 | More by standardcherry
4.56/5 rDev +1.8%
Bottle poured into a teku glass.
Pour: Completely hazy deep, deep red with some murky brown aspects mixed in. A finger of light tan head appears and dissipates quickly.
Smell: Wow. I get tart cherries, tobacco, leather, vanilla, a light bourbon, and a hint of funk. What a combination - and it's incredible.
Taste: Even better than the nose. Tart cherry with no hint of sweetness. Instead, sweetness is provides by a nice tobacco caramel, mixed with some vanilla and leather. A lactic acidity provides an amazing bite without being cloying. An oakiness rounds out the flavors and incorporates them together. This is exquisite.
Mouthfeel: I know some people say Cascades can be overly sour, but I love how tart this is. Carbonation is on point. The barrel aging provides a buttery smoothness.
Overall: The merging of bourbon barrel and pinot barrels in the aging process of this beer produced a whole new kind of beast. I will absolutely seek this out again.
09-22-2012 16:27:28 | More by cfrances33
4.75/5 rDev +6%
Poured from 750mL corked & caged bottle into a tulip. Really looking forward to this one!
Appearance: rich, dark amber hue with a big haze and a finger of frothy tan foam. Not much lace or retention on the head, but overall quite attractive indeed.
Smell: an intoxicating combination of sweet malt, tart acid, tannic wood and unctuous cherries. Damn, I almost don't want to drink it. Simply wonderful.
Taste: a similar collection of flavors as in the aroma, but balanced in an entirely different and equally wonderful way. Tartness and greenish fruit flavor off the bat, subsiding into the sweeter malt and a big, roaming fresh cherry flavor underpinning it all. This beer is just stupendous. Hot damn tamale.
Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a good level of carbonation and a nice creaminess.
Overall: for the sake of my wallet, I almost wish I'd never encountered this beer. I usually like cherry beers, but this manages to create a big and interesting natural cherry flavor without being candy-like at all. I'm gushing. This beer is great.
09-22-2012 03:07:55 | More by flagmantho
District of Columbia
4.58/5 rDev +2.2%
A: Pours a dark brown copper strawberry with an ephemeral off-white head which recedes to a razor thin ring.
S: Dark cherry flesh marries with cinnamon toast oak barrel. Pretty oaky, like you're smelling barrels on a winery tour.
T: Sourness covers a burst of cherry and subdued oak. Not really getting any bourbon.
M: Medium body and carbonation. Don't really taste any alcohol, impressive given the ABV.
O: Very nice. This is a good amount more sour and less barrel-y than I remember it on draft.
09-20-2012 06:02:24 | More by pmarlowe
3.88/5 rDev -13.4%
Huge thanks to my new friend Larry for sharing. This one pours a dark cranberry color with a thin light pink head. Real nice color on this one.
The aroma has a nice dark cherry aroma with hints of vanilla and hint of oak. Nice balance between tart and sweet. Light and tart on the pallet. Nice sour cherries with a little bit of oaky finish.
The body is light with good carbonation. Overall nice and refreshing. Very enjoyable.
09-17-2012 02:10:00 | More by Bendurgin
3.75/5 rDev -16.3%
Thanks to Larry for sharing! Poured dark red with a nice light tan head that has a slight pink hue.
The aroma is full of creamy cherry. A large whiff yields more tartness in the aroma, with slight hints of vinegar.
The taste starts out with creamy vanilla sweetness. There is a distinct sour cherry finish that has a bit of vinegar.
This is medium bodied. There is nice smooth carbonation.
This is pretty tasty. A nice balance of sweet and tartness.
09-17-2012 01:55:29 | More by andrewinski1
Cascade Sang Noir from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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