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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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1,059 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,059
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 8.04%
Wants: 561
Gots: 234 | 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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Florida9

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Almost clear dark reddish brown. Very translucent. Forms a thin, whitish head. Leaves some very light lacing.

S: The aroma is rather odd. Oak and apple with some musty basement and dust.

T: The taste is nothing like the aroma. Slightly sour, tart cherries. Apple juice. Some very mild oak and a touch of vinegar. However, there is a mild sweetness that brings balance to the tartness.

M: Medium bodied, lower carbonation. Tart, but balanced.

O: Thankfully the aroma is nothing like the flavor, because I enjoyed the flavor a lot more than the aroma. Ended up being a very enjoyable brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2012 03:12:17 | More by Florida9
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pmlondrigan

New York

4.18/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A solid pour yields a dense two finger head of tan head. Receiding it leaves some lacing. Murky deep reddish brown, but more brown. Very complex aroma brings cherries and vanilla along with light vinegar and damp woody must. Strangley cocoa too. The flavor is equally as complex if not more. Sweet vanilla and cherry open this up, followed by two distinct layers of sour. 1st a more lactic sour and 2nd a more acetic vinegar sour. There is alot going on here, I also get plenty of wet, woody barrel. The whiskey barrel is more prominent then the pinot, but maybe I am mistaking some cherry flavor for pinot barrel? Medium in body, but drying in the finish with a lingering cherry quality.
Overall sometimes less is more, this beer may be a bit much and could use a little less. The marrage of all the flavors is not seamless, but still works well. In any event I have really been wanting to try this for a long time, can't believe it made it to my market. Really, really enjoyed this.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2012 01:55:18 | More by pmlondrigan
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer poured out as a clear looking reddish color with a foamy white head on top. The retention is thin and not much lacing. The beer has lots of carbonation. The smell of the beer is tart, oak and sour cherry aromas are subtle but definitely in there. The taste of it is also sour, some sharp cherry notes in the fading aftertaste. The mouthfeel of the beer is clean and tart, nice high level of carbonation that dries the beer out. Overall it's a good brew. Not typically my style but it's a good brew.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2013 19:46:08 | More by Knapp85
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared at John Laffler's last day at GI. Thanks to ChrisPro for ordering this for me. Served in a small pint glass.

A - Big tan foam settles to a thick collar and thin cap, leaving behind spots of lace. Hazy milk chocolate colored body.

S - Surprising balsamic note, considering Cascade is supposed to be an all-lacto souring program. Vinous, oaky, with light cherries, and a bit vegetal character as well. Some flavors from the base beer include caramel, nuts, chocolate, and licorice. Don't get a ton of whiskey to be honest.

T - The taste delivers a bit more of what I expected, with tart cherry, lactic sourness, and lots of oak. There's a mild dill and herb flavor that I sometimes get from beers with extended barrel-aging times. Again, red wine and balsamic vinegar and some of the sweet base malts round out the flavor profile. No alcohol presence at all.

M - Medium body, lower carbonation, and moderate and gradually intensifying acidity. No alcohol heat that I can perceive, and unsurprisingly quite dry and tannin heavy.

D - A solid dark sour that's sufficiently complex, but doesn't really blow me away. I'd certainly have this again if offered, but I'd take Russian River's dark sours over this pretty much every time.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2013 18:41:04 | More by MasterSki
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Philousa

California

4.2/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown that appears clear and cranberry red against the light. Head is thick khaki and looks silky, with some sticking on the glass. Cherries, strawberries, and vinegar dominate the nose with hints of oak and dark chocolate. This smells rich. Vinegar dominates the palate from start to finish. Cherry, red currant, and pomegranate make an appearance as well. The sourness doesn't make you pucker much and the bitterness is lasting and warm, fading slowly. There is some oak in there that is apparent to anyone drinking, but its not overpowering like many oak aged beers tend to be. Feel is slightly watery with a balance finish tending towards dry.

This beer is really balanced in flavors with the vinegar sourness and lasting bitterness sticking their necks out among the other flavors. The oakiness is there but not over the top. In addition, I can't detect the high ABV at all and the buzz comes slowly, as this is a sipper. I was strangely underwhelmed, but then I realized it's because there is no one stand out feature due to the balance nature. I wouldn't age this too long, as the oak will fade completely.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2013 18:12:17 | More by Philousa
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cbutova

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes and thanks a lot to Chico1985 for sharing this. Really been wanting to try this for a while.

A- Dark cranberry red body with a foamy light pink cap. Retention compares to most Wild Ales, quick fizz out. A good web of lace from the ring.

S- Somewhat like raspberries somehow but that seems to be the case with a lot of fruit lambics, even if they are cherry. Cherry comes too with wood and sour notes as well.

T- Cherry fruits and acetic/vinegar up front. This acetic flavor builds with each sip adding a characteristic I like. Oak can be felt but I am left searching for Bourbon.

MF- Silky moderate and acidic oily body. Pretty heavy sourness in the finish with a smooth feel overall.

Big sour cherry fruit bomb with a barrel but not Bourbon backing. Comparable to Cantillon or Russian River.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2012 01:44:20 | More by cbutova
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DerekQXQX

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

04-27-2014 13:20:12 | More by DerekQXQX
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Beerontwowheels

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

01-11-2013 01:41:54 | More by Beerontwowheels
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

07-23-2014 20:15:12 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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Dawkins

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

06-08-2014 22:42:43 | More by Dawkins
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tylermains

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

06-30-2012 05:28:29 | More by tylermains
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13esd

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

07-23-2012 01:30:54 | More by 13esd
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hooliganlife

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

01-27-2013 02:35:23 | More by hooliganlife
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StoutItOutLoud

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

06-09-2014 02:20:44 | More by StoutItOutLoud
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FalconA

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

09-19-2012 04:30:16 | More by FalconA
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

03-25-2014 19:03:22 | More by Kegatron
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GuisseppeFranco

New York

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

06-10-2012 12:32:47 | More by GuisseppeFranco
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MWolverines66

New York

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

02-11-2014 17:47:37 | More by MWolverines66
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beergorrilla

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

12-15-2013 22:45:41 | More by beergorrilla
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

03-24-2014 20:11:40 | More by Kmlund
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Beerdy

Heard & McDonald Islands

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

06-03-2013 21:06:07 | More by Beerdy
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buffs9

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

01-09-2013 04:10:58 | More by buffs9
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

05-22-2013 13:12:12 | More by SpdKilz
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dvmin98

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

02-08-2013 15:08:48 | More by dvmin98
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jsilva

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

12-16-2012 18:47:46 | More by jsilva
Cascade Sang Noir from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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