Cascade Sang Noir - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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4.6/5 rDev +2.9%
750 ml bottle, 2011 project, poured into a tulip glass.
A- Pours a nice dark brown color, produces a small tan head that recedes to a collar, leaves some spotty lacing.
S- Smells amazing, lush cherries, which smell both sweet and tart, lots of tart acidic notes. I'm also getting some grape and oak aromas, as well as a subtle but perfect sweet vanilla and bourbon aroma.
T- Surprisingly tart at first, nice bite of acidic tartness with loads of sour dark cherries and red wine. The finish melts into a delicious blend of plum, chocolate, vanilla and bourbon that last well into the finish. Alcohol is entirely undetectable.
M- Medium-bodied, carbonation is spot on, has a smooth, silky mouthfeel.
O- An incredible beer, the tart cherries and sweet malt and bourbon flavors work together perfectly, this was a real treat, very drinkable and complex.
07-14-2012 07:50:26 | More by WillCarrera
4.13/5 rDev -7.6%
Enjoyed as a part of my 27th birthday evening! Big thanks goes out to dprouty who sent me this one in a recent! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller Teku. Poured a dark ruby red-orange with a half finger light tan that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, tart cherry, tart, sour, wood, fruit, vinegar, and subtle raspberry. The flavor was of sweet malt, wood, fruit, sour, tart, tart cherry, and very subtle vinegar. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. This one definitely brought quite a bit of pucker power to the party. The aroma was pretty nicely balanced which made it really enjoyable and easy to drink. Really glad I got to enjoy this one, even it was a full bottle. An absolute must try for any sour fan out there.
07-10-2012 11:01:11 | More by thagr81us
4.5/5 rDev +0.7%
A - Dark red, amber, medium head, excellent retention
S - Huge sour cherry presence with vinous notes of dark grape and plum. Oak is evident and light whisky notes.
T - Tastes of dark fruits, cherry and red wine are the major players here. The bourbon notes offer the perfect accompaniment. The bourbon and pinot barrels really tie this one together.
M - Medium body and high carbonation to it. Acedic body.
O - One of the best Sours I've ever had. Right there with Brute and Supplication. I was bummed at the price but it's definitely worth it if you like Sours.
07-07-2012 00:32:18 | More by SkiBum22
5/5 rDev +11.9%
Appearance: Pours a dark redish brown with light highlights.
Smell: Very nice cherry. Deep, profound fruit smell
Taste: Sour and lots of cherry up front, heavy sourness, then a creamy sourness and oak finish.
Consistent flavor throughout, but delicious. Grapefruit pith, cherry, heavy sourness. Very nice.
Mouthfeel: Very tart. Good carbonation with a very pleasant feel.
Overall: I love this sour. It has lots of oak, and a solid fruit flavor. A winner. And a beer that I can justify paying the $25 a bottle for.
07-06-2012 19:19:11 | More by RandyKemka
4.65/5 rDev +4%
Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Bell's tulip.
A- Pours a dark amber with a 1 finger light tan head. Nice waves and trails of lacing.
S- Hello Granny Smith apples! Oak, some caramel and cherries.
T- Vinegar and super tart green apples. Cherries and oak are also present.
M- Medium body and high carbonation. This one will make you pucker!
O- 7.5/10 sour factor. This is a great sour with the big green apple aroma and taste and just enough sour to go with it.
07-05-2012 17:21:11 | More by kawilliams81
4.48/5 rDev +0.2%
thanks to egrace84 for sharing this tonite! Thanks elliot!
reviewed from notes taken on 7/4/12.
vintage 2011 poured into duvel tulip.
Appearance: brownish red bodied beer with small whitish cap. Spotty lace.
Smell: Big granny smith apples and tart cherries with mild vinegar. Oaky and earthy.
Taste: White grapes, green apples, tart cherries. The beer is on the high end of moderately tart with a hint of funk. Nice oaky barrel notes in this brew. Maybe even some mild vanilla sweetness from the oak and cherries flavors blending together in this beer. Big tart cherry finish. Nice complex brew!
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Carbonation is spot on and drinks super easy for almost 10%! Super Tart!
Overall: Tried four Cascades(Sang Nior, Sang Royal, The Vine & Kriek) at our tasting last night and this was the clear winner by a landslide! Its up there with one of the best sours that I have drank!
07-05-2012 16:49:10 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.1/5 rDev -8.3%
750ml bottle split 3 ways.
Appearance: Careful pour, yields a mild white froth. Pours a dark brown with light highlights. Some lacing streaks.
Smell: Ripe black raspberry or cherry. Deep, profound fruit smell, rounded out with some sweet hard candy. Serious Pinot noir aroma. My friend thinks it smells stale, but I love it.
Taste: Sour and acidic as hell, like a Russian River sour. Lots of cherry and Pinot up front, heavy sourness, then a creamy lactic sourness and oak finish.
Consistent flavor throughout, but delicious. Grapefruit pith, cherry, heavy sourness. Nice.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Very tart. Moderate carbonation.
Overall: I love Cascade sours, and this is no exception. Lactic sourness, lots of oak, and a solid fruit flavor. A winner, as usual.
07-05-2012 03:31:23 | More by Pahn
4.38/5 rDev -2%
Half inch light beige head on a dark red/ brownish body.
Tart cherry/apple aromas.
Nice tart cherry aftertaste. Would give it a 7.5 on the sour scale.
Really digging the small bubble carbonation, suits it well.
Yum yum, the cherries hit the spot on a hot ass day. One of the better sors ive had in awhile. Thanks egrace84.
07-05-2012 00:19:18 | More by Duff27
4.05/5 rDev -9.4%
Bottle split with the wife and friends.
A - Pours ruby red, off-white head, thin collar.
S - Big sour cherries & oak on the nose, followed by some tangy/tart acidity. Pretty one-dimensional, but it does what it says, double Flanders it definitely what I would call this one.
T - The sour cherries bombard the palate followed closely by the oak. Initially, the flavor is super-tart but after a few sips, it settles down a bit. Lots of oak and some slight dark fruity notes too, but mostly cherries. The alcohol is very well-hidden. Finish is cherry pie.
M - Medium body, good carbonation, tart oak'd finish.
O - A really nice American Wild that we destroyed in minutes (between 4 of us). I have a couple bottles left, so I'm excited to see how this will progress with some age. Right now, good stuff and right up there with some of the best Flanders-esque beers.
07-04-2012 21:15:45 | More by Sean9689
4.6/5 rDev +2.9%
A: poured a dark reddish brown in color with slight mahogany highlights and a nice finger worth of bubbly head that left plenty of lacing sticking to the glass.
S: there definitely was plenty of dark fruity cherries in the aroma but had plenty of bourbany whiskey boozy notes, acidic citric notes, and lots of tart character to it.
T: the dark cherry character was even more apparent on the palate alongside the whiskey woody barrel flavor, lots of acidic tart notes and citrusy accents.
M: the brew was medium in body with a good amount of carbonation which had a fruity, acidic, mild oaky, whiskey boozy, citrusy, and sour finish that lingered on the palate.
O: definitely was exceptional all around and to me was really similar to the bourbonic plague. Really glad I got to taste this one. Peace to my boy beezler who brought this down to Socal.
07-03-2012 21:37:04 | More by Gobzilla
4.55/5 rDev +1.8%
Oversized-wine glass. 2011 Project.
A: Dark red / mahogany colored murky body. Bubbly head that turns thin quickly. Tons of carbonation raising to top. Very lively and inviting.
S: Funky yeast to start turns to a hefty woody oak aroma with intense notes of dark wine underneath. With all these complex smells I still detect a big sweet malt body. Smells as if a cherry is right in front me. Well-balanced.
T/M: Tangy sour taste jumps out the glass mixed with a tingling bubbly sensation from the carbonation. Sweet&sour juice mouthfeel like bitting a lemon&lime. Just enough sour burn to satisfy my wild yeast craving. Only knock is the overbearing sweetness takes away from enjoying more oak.
O: Well worth the money at $22/bottle. Well-balanced is an understatement. The huge sour presence is complimented by a strong oak taste and subdued by a subtle cherry sweetness. As far as style similar to Pays Du Soleil from Saint Somewhere, expect a bit more malt body in this one.
07-01-2012 22:21:40 | More by One2Remeber
4.45/5 rDev -0.4%
750ml bottle into a pint glass. Huge thanks to Tony for sharing this one with me and others at NEBCO; as of right now, my 75th Top 100 tick.
A: Hazy orange-brown body with a 1/2" cap of fine, frothy tan head. Spotty lace. Ok.
S: Pure acidity. Lactic + acetic acids are prominent, with the cherry fruitiness playing a nice supporting role. Sharp, tart, and awesome.
T: Sweet and sour, with the bourbon showing up right away along with cherry skin. Solid sourness follows close behind. Long, tart, delicious finish. Luscious, long-lasting aftertaste that was still pleasing 15 minutes later. Terrific.
M: Creamy, frothy, smooth. Outstanding.
O: Yet another incredible sour from Cascade. I love how aggressive their beers are without sacrificing too much complexity.
06-30-2012 17:39:36 | More by woosterbill
4.48/5 rDev +0.2%
Shared a bottle with a friend of mine by a campfire on a cold summer night.
A: An interesting mixture of dark ruby red and brown. Decent head with considerable lacing.
S: Woah. Lots of sour lactic aromas going on here with a nice malty, fruity background. Just by the smell you can tell this is going to be a sipper.
T: At first you're hit with a puckering sourness that tickles the back of your tongue. The first two or three sips all I really got was lactic sour. After my palette got accustomed to the sourness, I was welcomed by gushing sour cherry flavors with an interesting malty background. Very nice.
O: A little pricey, but well worth it. I'm just getting into sours, and this one gave a nice interesting twist on how I perceive them. I've basically only had fruit lambics from Cantillon before this, and it was nice to see an almost brown ale aspect built into the sourness. Highly recommended if you can get your hands on it. I look forward to trying other stuff from Cascade.
06-27-2012 05:04:13 | More by Lordquackingstic
Cascade Sang Noir from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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