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Cascade Sang Noir - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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1,058 Ratings
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100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,058
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 8.04%
Wants: 559
Gots: 233 | 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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mdeluna

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

07-15-2014 07:58:15 | More by mdeluna
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jbakajust1

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +6%

07-14-2014 21:02:34 | More by jbakajust1
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Scottg650


4.75/5  rDev +6%

07-14-2014 20:06:26 | More by Scottg650
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farnold

New York

3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

07-14-2014 19:54:09 | More by farnold
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caaam

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

07-13-2014 19:50:35 | More by caaam
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mhenson42

Texas

4/5  rDev -10.7%

07-13-2014 03:05:47 | More by mhenson42
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Zimm

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +6%

07-11-2014 01:10:27 | More by Zimm
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev -10.7%

07-10-2014 20:31:54 | More by drummermattie02
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canadianghetto

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

07-09-2014 22:56:07 | More by canadianghetto
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anabar

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +6%

07-09-2014 14:10:15 | More by anabar
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +6%

07-09-2014 01:32:30 | More by mportnoy
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joshwith

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +6%

07-08-2014 01:59:55 | More by joshwith
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mhksuccess

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

07-06-2014 17:03:56 | More by mhksuccess
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matt2591

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

07-04-2014 15:37:13 | More by matt2591
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Ant4711

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

07-03-2014 13:23:39 | More by Ant4711
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4.36/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed out of a 750 mL brown bottle with a cork & cage top. The label is clearly marked as being from the 2012 vintage. Enjoyed out of a small Belgian tulip glass.

Appearance - Pours a deep, dark garnet red with black cherry highlights and an overall hue that reminds me of the burgundy label as I get near the bottom and can't avoid turning the otherwise mostly clear liquid into murky mess from the sediment in the bottle. With the right angle, the light reflects off the glass and makes it look almost black. Atop the body sits a one finger head of effervescent looking foam that is a pinkish khaki tint to it.

Smell - A wonderful mix of aromas here--I get distinct tartness and a twinge of sour to come from the cherries, but also plenty of vinous notes of wine must as well as a nice tannic vanilla that I can only assume comes from the bourbon barrels. There is a pretty good showing from the wood itself, making for a super funky, musty aroma that is again held in check by the sweetness that is just enough to provide a balance.

Taste - Picking up right where the excellent aroma left off, there are obvious elements of acidity with the cherries and wild bacteria, but those are balanced quite well with sweeter vanilla and barrel flavors. Here, the characteristic of the wine barrels is much more at play than in the aroma, with those pinot notes evoking impressions of light cinnamon. There are also notes of persimmon and red plum adding to the depth of the taste. The bourbon is slightly lost in all this, but you can tell that it's presence is definitely enhancing the rest of the the same way a properly-salted meal will invoke all sorts of flavors without actually tasting directly like salt.

Mouthfeel - Light-bodied with moderate to high carbonation and a gentle pucker on the tastebuds that finishes with a semi-dry feeling on the tongue.

Overall, just an awesome beer. It's hard not to say that it's my favorite from Cascade, but it's been awhile since I had the Apricot. Regardless, this is a fantastic beer that manages to be aggressively sour without being a tooth enamel-peeling chore to get through. An excellent balance of the acidity and sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2014 07:15:59 | More by LambicPentameter
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

07-02-2014 03:36:35 | More by tobelerone
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StayWhatYouAre2

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

07-01-2014 02:23:39 | More by StayWhatYouAre2
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

07-01-2014 01:51:25 | More by DrBier
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Mplsmetro57

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

06-30-2014 17:45:07 | More by Mplsmetro57
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lonewolfcry

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

06-30-2014 17:06:54 | More by lonewolfcry
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Liondiscs

California

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

06-30-2014 13:31:51 | More by Liondiscs
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blckout20

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

06-29-2014 17:37:46 | More by blckout20
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MCImes

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +6%

06-29-2014 17:03:58 | More by MCImes
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jmich24

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

06-29-2014 05:11:58 | More by jmich24
Cascade Sang Noir from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
99 out of 100 based on 1,058 ratings.