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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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99
world-class

1,129 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,129
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 8.28%
Wants: 578
Gots: 240 | FT: 23
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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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

AutumnBeerLove, Nov 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

HopsintheSack, Nov 09, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev -0.9%

Really looking forward to this one! Poured into a wine glass.

A) Very nice ruby red thin head that quickly dissipates.

S) Very ripe cherries, one of the better smelling beers I've had!

T) Starts out nicely tart but midway through there is some sweetness from the cherries to balance out. Nice acidity at the end.

M) Carbonation is mild. Alcohol very well hidden.

Enjoyed this one alot!

jimmy82063, Nov 09, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev -11%

Appearance – Pours a dark opaque dirty brownish red color with a head that quickly disappears, and medium-light lacing.

Smell – Has a heavy sour cherry smell with a light touch of pinot, a stinky bourbon, and oak.

Taste – Sour, with a hint of pinot and cherries. No sweetness.

Mouthfeel – Tart, with medium carbonation. It kind of has a sour ‘burn’ to it. I can feel the 9%abv.

Drinkability – A decent wild ale, but a touch more sour than I like.

Falcon91Wolvrn03, Nov 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Archemedies, Nov 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

cmoody91, Nov 04, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

cosmonick, Nov 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Hanzo, Nov 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

LambicKing, Nov 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

millelacsmark, Nov 02, 2012
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

ejfreed, Oct 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

misterranger, Oct 31, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

N3ptune, Oct 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

ObiWanKushnobi, Oct 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

CJS, Oct 28, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev -3.1%

Drank from a 750 ml/1 pt., 9.4 fl. oz. bottle purchased at Craft Beer Cellar, Belmont, MA
2011 Project
Served in a tulip

The beer poured a deep, dark, slightly hazed, crimson-mahogany color. A super dense and creamy, tan colored head capped the liquid. Excellent retention. The head slowly faded to a resilient film. Streaks of drippy lacing cascaded down the glass.

The aroma was outstanding. Sour cherry notes leapt out of the glass. The tartness was well matched by a stiff caramel malt backbone and a hefty dose of brown sugar sweetness. Fantastically well balanced. The nose was also quite oaky and vinous. A touch of bourbon-like booziness came through as well. Overall, remarkably deep, rich and robust.

The flavor profile was solid but a bit of a letdown compared to the aroma. Unlike the nose which displayed tremendous balance between the tart and sweet elements, the beer was incredibly sour and acidic on the palate and seemed to lack some complexity. Tannic, dry and very oaky in the center. A touch of bready malts were detectible. The beer finished super tart and dry with strong red wine, vinegar and acetic acid notes. As the liquid warmed, the vinegar aspect intensified.

For a 9.5% ABV beer, this beer kid its alcohol prowess remarkably well. The mouthfeel however was a touch thinner than I anticipated. Creamy and smooth with a slick, frothy effervescence.

This is a solid beer, but I felt that the aroma was far superior to the flavor. Because the cherry aspect was so fantastic and the tart/acidic quality seemed a bit overwhelming, I would strongly recommend drinking this sooner than later.

Damian, Oct 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

cfrobrew, Oct 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

gator79, Oct 26, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

MrRockstar, Oct 22, 2012
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

brycevolk, Oct 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

gpawned, Oct 21, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev -3.1%

750ml bottle into a Cantillon tulip. 2011 bottle.

A: Pours a rich-looking black-brown with a nice off-white head.

S: Really nice deep cherry aroma. Tart cherry and a bit of juicy sweetness, some mild notes of vinegar, plenty of drying tannins.

T: Moderately sour, very dry - tart cherry, mild brett notes meld well with slightly sweet malt notes from the base beer, granny smith, lots of vinous tannins.

M: Light-bodied with active yet fine carbonation. Really nice puckering dryness to the body as well.

O: This stuff is really tasty.

Etan, Oct 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

jacobalindsey, Oct 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

baklo, Oct 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Channel10Geuze, Oct 12, 2012
Cascade Sang Noir from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
99 out of 100 based on 1,129 ratings.