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Cascade Sang Rouge - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

Cascade Sang RougeCascade Sang Rouge

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Ratings: 185
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.35%


Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.06% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Previously called 'Mouton Rouge'...

"Aged up to 30 months in oak barrels, this ale is a blend of as many as nine lots of aged reds, resulting in a very deep, rich and complex sour."

(Beer added by: Docer on 02-25-2010)
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Pahn

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into Duvel tulip. Think I picked this bottle up some time in 2010 and somehow never got around to opening it. Bottle says "8.06% ABV, 6.1 IBU" if that's a vintage identifier for you.

Appearance: Careful pour yields a one inch frothy offwhite head that dissipates steadily and leaves no lacing. Pours a deep but translucent ruby red and leaves occasional dots and tight streaks of lacing.

Smell: Balsamic vinegar, fruity undertones. With time, some beautifully vibrant red fruit notes come out. Lots of development here. Gets funkier, more savory, then more deeply fruity, etc.

Taste: Creamy and oaky up front, leading to a great lactic sour and cherry hit. Lots of acetic flavor that goes well with the oak. Pretty sour; sourness lingers long and mouthpuckeringly. Great leathery red wine flavors emerge.

This beer is straightforward and delicious. Just right amount of oak influence, lots of cherry, red wine, wild ale complexity without any real abrasiveness. I've gone on more sweeping American wild ale adventures than this one, but the ride is smooth and profoundly enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Juicy, with a tart finish. Occasional sugariness, but not bad. Often quite succulent. Perfect carbonation.

Overall: Sang Rouge is an American wild ale after my own heart. While I could go even oakier, and would love some sour cherries thrown in, otherwise it hits all the right notes for me. Red wine-like, great mouthfeel, not too acidic, flavors not too disparate but still deep and complex. Could drink this beer every day, honestly.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2011 00:01:55 | More by Pahn
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Cascade Sang Rouge from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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