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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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world-class

1,044 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,044
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 7.81%
Wants: 560
Gots: 234 | FT: 25
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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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
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ctwinne


4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

08-14-2012 20:20:34 | More by ctwinne
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bentonquest

New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

08-13-2012 21:44:10 | More by bentonquest
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pwoody11

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

08-13-2012 10:47:08 | More by pwoody11
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Shawkabukoo


5/5  rDev +11.6%

08-13-2012 05:55:40 | More by Shawkabukoo
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swooshjtb

Mississippi

4.75/5  rDev +6%

08-13-2012 04:37:27 | More by swooshjtb
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n2185

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a murky reddish brown with two fingers of beige head that fades into a frothy ring with little lacing.

S: lots going on here. Sweet candy sugar, tart fruits, some slight whiskey notes, and some oak as well.

T: loads of tart and sour cherry flavors on the palate. There are some lightly funky flavors as well, but mostly tons of sour flavors.

M: light body with medium carbonation, this beer is light and fairly dry.

O: a good beer overall. I wish the flavor was as complex as the aroma, but it's still quite good.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2012 00:19:05 | More by n2185
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kevanb

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml 2011 bottle.

Sang Noir has a great dark red color, more burgundy to dark brown, but lots of red hues, fairly opaque with a great offwhite head that rises about a finger high, lingers momentarily and then recedes into a solid layer of film atop the beer, just a touch of lacing is apparent. The aroma is rather subdued, but all the elements are wonderful, lots of dark tart fruit, plums, red apples, cherries and dark grapes lead to wood, just a hint of bourbon and even some chocolate notes, but I wish it popped more. The flavor is where this beer shines, perfect balance of tart fruit, acidic sourness, and smooth rich flavors. Tart cherries, apples and red grapes lead the way, not overly acidic but there is some vinegar, subtle bourbon, a nice hint of charred wood and it has a nice earthiness to it, almost like the pits or stems from the fruits are in there as well, such a great complex balance of flavors. Spot on body, nice a lively, but still being rather big and on the lower end of the carbonation spectrum that gives it a nice sipping quality.

Verdict: One of the best sours from Cascade, who is arguable the United State's premier sour maker. Such a great blend of rich deep flavors from the bourbon and tart fruit from the wine barrels.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2012 20:04:13 | More by kevanb
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SpeedwayJim

New York

4.58/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml corked and caged bottle into a Cantillon flute. Shared with schen9303.

1 finger fine light brown head with good retention. Beer is a clear but dark reddish-brown clay. Lacing is patchy and spotty with good stick. Oily legs. Near perfect.

Nose is bright red fruit, wet wood, some light tartness, and a Brett/cobweb funkiness. Real light, crisp, and lively. Nice.

Opens red fruit tartness. Some vinegar and alcohol but its quickly overtaken by cherry sweetness. Smooths out nicely towards the middle with some creaminess. More red fruit tartness at the end giving way to Brett and a woody funkiness at the end. Great complexity and balance with the flavors. Finish is red fruit sweetness with a tart aftertaste. Very very good.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with some small bubbles in the mouth and goes down oily and slick. Messy finish with a lingering aftertaste. Good body given what it is. Complements the flavors well.

I didn't know what to expect from this though Cascade has had a long history of making very solid fruit sours. This is no exception and in fact, may be the best of the bunch I've had yet. An incredible beer all around.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2012 00:24:59 | More by SpeedwayJim
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mahak213

New York

4.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

"2011 Project" bottle poured into a Duvel glass.

Appearance- Dark red with brown hues sit below a bone colored head that stuck around for quite a while. Nice looking beer!

Smell- Cold, as requested by the bottle (40* F), I get lots of tart cherries and a lactic tartness, with a nice vinous quality behind it all. But as it warms up, the complexities come out. The sweetness of the bourbon comes in to play and the tartness is turned down just one notch. The cherries still come through to play with the oak notes. Awesome nose once warmed up, I wish I hadn't split this bottle so I could enjoy another glass!

Taste- Very tart up front, with a touch of 'pixie stick' candy sweetness. Cherries are present and are accented nicely by the very subtle bourbon notes. The bourbon and vanilla oak qualities bring this beer to the next level. It's barely there, lurking in the background, and just plays so well with the tart cherry note. Vinous notes seem to fade just a touch once it's warmed up. There's also a very mild funk present throughout the entire palate.

Mouthfeel- Fairly light and nicely carbonated

Overall- This one didn't come cheap, but I'd like to pick up another bottle. If you can get this one, I highly recommend doing so!

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2012 04:02:40 | More by mahak213
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huskermike12

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +6%

08-08-2012 14:59:59 | More by huskermike12
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark ruby/chestnut brown color with a half finger light beige head that quickly fades into a thin ring. Spotty lacing left behind.

Tart, vinous aroma with lots of dark fruit, funky bugs and earthy oak.  Whiskey is subtle but the red wine notes are huge.  Toasted oak and vanilla with grape, tart cherry and other dark berries.  Funky brett is prominent but not too strong because of the sweetness and barrel character.

Tart, puckering medium body with a strong red wine barrel presence. Dry toasted oak with subtle lactic funk and a ton of vinous sweet fruit.  Hints of grape, tart cherry and other dark berries provide the perfect amount of sweetness to counter the sourness.  Slight acidity but not harsh or solvent like.  Tart and dry with lingering acetic vinegar presence that leaves me drooling formore.  Decent amount of sourness but very well balanced and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2012 00:46:16 | More by corby112
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A bottle split with oglmcdgl and sourbatchkid.

Sang Noir goes out pretty dark red almost faded black but more of a badly burnt brown color shifting towards red. An off white head that is short lived with no stick. Smell is pretty promising. A nice amount of oak underlined with some bourbon tomes and wet wood. Some small berry scent with some lactic funk rising up. Taste is tart, leading in with big wood, oak, small bourbon, dark cherry and a lot of lactic sourness in the end, perhaps too much. The beer pretty much stays neutral from cold to room temp. The feel is medium and has some bubbles. The lactic blast is felt when getting this down the gullet though. It causes heartburn, quite unsettling. This is tasty beer, yet a bit too bitey for me. a 3rd of the bottle was plenty.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 21:47:48 | More by BARFLYB
Cascade Sang Noir from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
99 out of 100 based on 1,044 ratings.