1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Cascade Sang Noir - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

Not Rated.
Cascade Sang NoirCascade Sang Noir

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
99
world-class

1,101 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,101
Reviews: 158
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 8.04%
Wants: 569
Gots: 239 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Cascade Sang Noir Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,101 | Reviews: 158 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of wildcats10
wildcats10

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

07-09-2013 03:12:13 | More by wildcats10
Photo of Zorora
Zorora

California

3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

08-13-2013 04:12:24 | More by Zorora
Photo of domtronzero
domtronzero

California

3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

01-08-2013 23:51:04 | More by domtronzero
Photo of HitchSlap
HitchSlap

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

06-28-2014 02:14:31 | More by HitchSlap
Photo of littlebeer
littlebeer

California

3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

11-15-2012 04:08:03 | More by littlebeer
Photo of SatlyMalty
SatlyMalty

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

04-02-2013 15:44:06 | More by SatlyMalty
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

08-15-2012 18:52:35 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
Photo of TurdFurgison
TurdFurgison

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

01-19-2013 15:06:56 | More by TurdFurgison
Photo of kscaldef
kscaldef

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

12-11-2013 19:49:50 | More by kscaldef
Photo of Dactrius
Dactrius

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

05-31-2014 19:53:11 | More by Dactrius
Photo of jrallen34
jrallen34

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

01-09-2013 03:40:21 | More by jrallen34
Photo of andrewinski1
andrewinski1

New Hampshire

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
Photo of BARFLYB
BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -15.2%

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.

08-07-2012 21:47:48 | More by BARFLYB
Photo of yourefragile
yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.83/5  rDev -14.5%

The last reviewer has half spot on, reminded me of RR Consecration, but much less better. Growler complements of Thorpe429 and Dr. Abmuh.

Pours a hazed, dark brown ruby with a transient, thin head of tan bubbles; not much lace or retention. Nose as dominated by vinegar and tannins, cherry, vanilla and light acetic notes. Red wine and cherry are forefront in flavor with an underlying acidity and oak with mild vanilla sweetness. Medium light body, soft carbonation, acidic finish; this was adequately sour and fruity but not on par with Consecration. Easier to obtain bottles are welcome, but I'll be too lazy to bother with ordering any based on this sample.

05-27-2012 21:04:50 | More by yourefragile
Photo of angrybabboon
angrybabboon

New Hampshire

3.85/5  rDev -14.1%

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this beer

Consumed 9/16/12

Appearance: Dark amber with some brown, deep red, and purple - moderate size tan head, kind of creamy - keeps a nice ring, leaves some nice streaks and lacing

Smell: This is weird, of course - tons of wood - some red wine, some dry whiskey, some cherries, dark fruits - sour, tart, funky - a funky, medicine-like phenolic character - some cooked malts, but they are quite hidden under the barrel assault - booze

Taste: There's a lot that went into this beer, and it shows - amber malts as a base - tons of woody flavor, with red wine and a whiskey aftertaste - fruity, with mostly dark fruits, grapes, and some hints of cherries - very tart, moderately sour, acidic with some musty funk -booze and phenols

Mouthfeel: Full body, sticky with a residual dry tartness and a wet sourness, nice carbonation

Overall: A pretty intense sipper

There is so much going on in this beer, and I think this may actually be a flaw. This could use some simplicity. It's very sour, and very tasty, but a little crazy.

09-17-2012 00:20:20 | More by angrybabboon
Photo of Murrhey
Murrhey

Montana

3.85/5  rDev -14.1%

Poured on-tap at Cascade in a 2oz taster. Reviewed from notes.

A- Tiny white head, fades to a ringed one. Red-brown color with nice clarity.

S- Bourbon notes with heavy cherry influence. Sour, but not strong and acrid. Nice smelling beer.

T- Very sour and some bourbon, barrel-aged notes. Strong beer. Tasty.

M- Fizzy carbonation, dry finish.

O- Lovely beer. But not as amazing as the score would make it seem. Maybe I just need more.

01-26-2013 19:21:12 | More by Murrhey
Photo of Bendurgin
Bendurgin

Maine

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
Photo of Gosox8787
Gosox8787

New Hampshire

3.9/5  rDev -12.9%

Presentation: Corked and caged bottle from the latest release. Chilled before opening. Split with a friend and served in a tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a pretty nice, one and a half to two finger beige with decent retention. Medium brown in color with some hints of amber and ruby throughout.

Aroma: First impression is really boozy. Sharp booze and bright cherry notes stand out. Definitely a touch of balsamic vinegar and some caramel and bourbon undertones. Pretty complex once the initial blast of alcohol wears off.

Taste: Big sweet and sour cherry notes upfront. Definitely very fruit forward. A touch of lactic sourness, but I think most of the tartness is directly from the cherry notes. Some underlying caramel and bourbon notes offer a nice counter. Unique and enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and carbonated perfectly for the style. Easy to drink for the most part.

Overall, a really nice fruit forward American wild and one of the better Cascade beers I've had, although I find their sours unbalanced a lot of the time. This was definitely enjoyable, refreshing and complex, but the aroma was a bit much upfront. I like this, but I think there are more enjoyable sours for the price.

09-06-2012 13:31:40 | More by Gosox8787
Photo of VelvetExtract
VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev -12.9%

A-Pours very dark. Light really struggles to make its way through. Medium sized, bubbly, tan head. Webby lacing.

S-A substantial aroma of sour cherries. Hints of chocolate. Lots of oak. More wine barrel than bourbon barrel but both are noticeable. The cherries dominate.

T-The base blend of red ales in more prominent that I would have expected or wanted. It obviously funky and sour and such but it's finish is a bit too generic. Cherries are both sweet and sour. Not picking up much bourbon barrel, rather far more vinous character. Lacks complexity surprisingly. Just a bunch of cherries and sweetness.

M-Plenty of body. It's creamy but the bubbles are fairly aggressive. Dry, slightly tannic. A bit boozy.

O/D-It's tasty but it's not worth the cost and doesn't live up to the hype.

12-25-2013 19:39:05 | More by VelvetExtract
Photo of smakawhat
smakawhat

Maryland

3.98/5  rDev -11.2%

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass at Smoke & Barrel DC, for the dc bottle share. From notes.

An amber to deep orange body, quite cloudy without much head presented.

Nose has a nice sense of mild fruit, that really goes to crab-apple territory. Highly dominating crab apples with a good tart sense. Not much else, but it's at least a good nose.

The crab-apple tartness does come off quite big in the palate but not overboard. There's some nice mild buttery mixing in the mid palate with the apple which hits really nicely. Some subtle funk notes come off on the finish also. Feel is about par for the course just a hint of wet but easy drinkability.

Overall it reminds me of a bit of apple butter character and a toned down Weyerbacher Riserva. Still decent even for a one tricky pony like sense.

03-10-2013 21:15:09 | More by smakawhat
Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
Falcon91Wolvrn03

California

3.98/5  rDev -11.2%

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.

11-06-2012 06:45:13 | More by Falcon91Wolvrn03
Photo of craytonic
craytonic

District of Columbia

3.98/5  rDev -11.2%

Many thanks to Drabmuh for sharing at a tasting.

Appearance: ruby-mahogany pour, decent head and lacing.

Smell: Cherries, oak, touch of vinegar. Very vinous and tannic.

Taste: Again, very vinous. Cherries and tons of oak with some nice tart/sourness. Everyone seemed to compare it to consecration but I would not put it on the same pedestal as I found the flavors slightly muddled.

Mouthfeel: full body, light carbonation

Overall: tasty but I was expecting much more from this one.

02-15-2012 02:34:34 | More by craytonic
Photo of adamleeeck
adamleeeck


4/5  rDev -10.7%

01-13-2013 21:39:06 | More by adamleeeck
Photo of Seattle_Suds
Seattle_Suds

Washington

4/5  rDev -10.7%

12-21-2013 23:26:52 | More by Seattle_Suds
Photo of jtladner
jtladner

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -10.7%

04-19-2014 20:11:56 | More by jtladner
Cascade Sang Noir from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
99 out of 100 based on 1,101 ratings.