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Cascade Sang Rouge - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Cascade Sang RougeCascade Sang Rouge

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BA SCORE
94
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199 Ratings
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Ratings: 199
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.56%
Wants: 279
Gots: 30 | FT: 2
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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Photo of Sammy
3.95/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hard on the palate from the vinegar and acid,lemon juice, but tasty with cherry,other dark sour fruits, creamy mouthfeel, 2009 version."Cuvee de Racoon"Dark reddish tinged colour.Long finish, would like more malt. Buffalo tasting. Funky interesting aroma.

Sammy, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

t0rin0, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to John11486 for sharing this one at jmgrub's tasting.

Pours a clear brown with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with some fruity, wood, and vinegar aromas. Taste is much the same with an acidic finish on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of djrn2
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

djrn2, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of Thorpe429
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Huge, huge thanks to rmalinowski4 for sending this bottle out my way in the Generosity BIF. This had been a long-time want. Served in a Captain Lawrence tulip.

Pours a tawny-red color with a small tan head and a bit of spotty lacing on the way down. The nose brought forward quite a bit of earth and oak along with berry character and some leather. The flavor killed it with strong cherry and dark fruits plus oak and a brisk acidity. Nice leather presence there as it warmed. Heavy acidity came through in the feel, which had a medium body and fizzy carbonation with a really dry finish. Fantastically solid brew and one I was very glad to try. Cheers.

Thorpe429, May 25, 2011
Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -6.1%

zestar, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of spycow
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

spycow, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of BEERchitect
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"This northwest Style Sour Red is a blend of barrels with up to 24 months of oak lactic fermentation and oak barrel aging. A hint of dark fruit, sour, oak and balsalmic funk aromas sweep over your taste buds like an incoming tide." -that's what the lable says and there's nothing in the flavor profile to say otherwise.

The Rouge pours with a somber ruby colored haze, allowing for a smoky diffused glow to emit. A blanket of dense, off-white foam forms before settling to a broken sheet across the surface. Lacy pockets of residual foam sticks to the glass for a very appealing display throughout the session.

Overtones of tartness abound, all taking the shape of cider, tart and ripe cherries, under-rippened berries, lemons and limes, along with a wine-like red grape scent. Still, a rich maltiness rides just behind with a hint of chocolate, sun kissed caramel, and grain. Yeasty notes bring about scents of earthy woods, oak, sandalwood, must, and a raw character that reminds me of oysters, just shying away from mushroom scents.

Fruity flavors command the fore palate with those cherry, grape, and lime notes. Plumbs and black raspberries also make their way into the vinous mix. Brown malts help to give a light chocolate and bread crust flavor before handing over the flavor procession to more earthy characteristics. Decaying woods of oak, earthen casks, and dry cider give a bridge from the fruity upstart to the dry, acidic, and tanic finish. Musty and minerally flavors further conjure the notion of shellfish, balsalmic, and brine.

Only moderately light early, the timid carbonation waits until the mid palate before deveoping into a subtle creaminess. Those fruit flavors and relatively still bubbles allow for a very wine-like experience on the front of the tongue. But the maltiness and carbonation give a fuller and richer middle that takes on a beer 'feel' in the middle before the tartness ushers in a dry and moderate astringency feel in the end.

With no mention of cherries in the description, the beer has a very Flander's red thread that begis with the nose and never reliquishes. So much tartness that circulate arround black cherries, along with a strong supportive brown malt influence, then finishing oaky, cidery, and refreshing... it might as well be a kriek.

Thanks Adamdc!

BEERchitect, Mar 01, 2011
Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a deep clear reddish color ale with a nice thick bubbly head with good retention and light lacing notes. Aroma of sour oak notes with treat cherries and light acidic finish is quiet enjoyable. Taste is a very nice mix between some tart notes with definitive oak traces and a light acidic finish. Sour cherries notes are easily noticeable. Great complex sour from Cascades yet again though not necessarily different then some of there other beers.

Phyl21ca, May 24, 2011
Photo of GRG1313
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

GRG1313, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The pour is a dark amber color with a thin ring of off-white/tan foam.

S: The nose is full of oak with some sour cherry notes. There is a touch of funk along with a mild vinegar aroma.

T: As you would expect from the nose, there's plenty of oak and tartness to the flavor. The fruit flavor is mild, but consists primarily of cherries which seem to have a sweet/sour component.

M: The body is medium with plenty of carbonation.

D: Another great offering from Cascade. These guys make some absolutely fantastic sour beers.

womencantsail, Mar 11, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

ygtbsm94, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Knapp85, Monday at 12:17 AM
Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev -6.1%

JAHMUR, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of RblWthACoz
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours quite dark. This is a very mature sour that isn't too tight at all. Opens nicely and gives a crisp and even sour character with fruit tones interjecting nicely. This is my first beer from Cascade, and it's quite good. An excellent way to start things off.

RblWthACoz, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of russpowell
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes, got this from LarryG in a trade, enjoyed this about six weeks ago...

Pours an effervescent mahogany with 3 fingers of rapidly falling mocha colored head. minimal head retention & lacing

S: Sourness, cherries & leather, all fade a bit as this warms

T: Cherries & raspberries mix up front, along with grassyness. More of the same as this warms, the cherry really asserts itself, dryness, & some persimmons & figs hiding in the background, along with balsamic vinegar & & vanilla. Finishes dry with puckery & tart cherries

MF: Medium bodied, fairly smooth carbonation. Well put together, nice balance for all that is going on here

This is a world class offering IMO, so much going on here. This definitely makes me want to seek out more offerings from thse guys!

russpowell, Jan 22, 2011
Photo of MasterSki
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of Shane (Hophead84) - thanks man! Served in a Darkness snifter.

A - A generous amount of lightly tan foam settles to a thin cap, leaving minimal splotches of lace. Dark ruby red body with some transparency to it when held to the light.

S - Vanilla, pie crust and graham cracker malt, oak, lactic acidity, some balsamic vinegar, and herbal and dill notes that I occasionally get from barrels aged in oak for a long time. Is there actually fruit in this? There isn't any listed on the label, but I would be easily convinced there was fruit in here.

T - Taste is more balsamic vinegar with sour cherries and berry yogurt lactic notes. Lots of oak in the finish and not as sweet as the aroma suggests. Pretty sour stuff.

M - Smooth medium body, medium carbonation tingle, dry finish but with some residual sugars and stickiness. No noticeable alcohol which is pretty impressive.

D - Not quite as good as Sang Royal, but a very good Flanders style sour. Easy to drink and something I'd gladly have on any occasion. Another solid offering from Cascade.

MasterSki, Jun 14, 2011
Photo of jlindros
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Light fizzy head, slight yeast chunked slight clear cola brown color.

Nose nice tart fruit, raisin, malt vinegar, nice sourness, light reddish malt, pretty good.

Taste brings quite a bit of sour, light malt vinegar, nice acid and hint of lactic, hint if reddish malt and brown sugar raisin, tart plum, slight sticky. Finish is drier but light phlemmy, bit more sour malts, acid, and dark fruit, and hint of bready malt.

Mouth is med bodied, almost no carb.

Overall quite nice, good blend of malt vinegar, tartness, fruit, acid, lactic, and hint of dry bready malt finish.

jlindros, May 28, 2012
Photo of drabmuh
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Shared by Thorpe429 recently.

Beer is hazy with nearly no head, reddish in color but approaching brown. Minimal carbonation.

Nice aroma, lots of oak, mild tannic, cherry, bright acetic, nice lactic.

Beer tastes like awesome. The acid balanced with this late tartness and bright acetic. The lactic creaminess is nice as well. The body of the beer is great with a nice level of carbonation, I thoroughly enjoyed this beer. Truly great.

drabmuh, May 25, 2011
Photo of Mora2000
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer was part of a great tasting that included seven bottled Cascade sours.

The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is dark fruit with a good mix of tartness. The flavor is oak, tannins and dark fruit. The beer is very dry. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. One of my favorite Cascade sours.

Mora2000, May 19, 2010
Photo of mdfb79
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike, this was a big want of mine. Poured into a tulip.

a - Pours a murky reddish-amber color with a pinkish hue, one inch of fluffy white head, and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of sour cherries, funk, oak, other dark fruits, lactic notes, and some vinegar. Smell is very sour and great; lots of tart cherries.

t - Taste follows the nose; lots and lots of tart cherries and sour dark fruits, followed by oak, lactic ntoes, funk, and vinegar. Very tart and enjoyable.

m - Medium body and moderate to high carbonation.

o - Overall I thought this was a really great sour; another great one from Cascade. I lvoed the tart cherries and dark fruits that dominated this one, and would love to have it again.

mdfb79, May 26, 2011
Photo of Rochefort10nh
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 18, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

beernads, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of Halcyondays
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Beachwood I,

A: Pours red with a solid white head leaving good lace.

S: Cherries, some red apple, nice acid notes.

T: Red malt with oak, good acidity, slightly tannic. Sour pie cherries, just a tasty brew.

M: Medium acidity, some biting carbonation, tart.

O: A really good Flanders style ale. Very straightforward, direct flavours.

Halcyondays, Sep 10, 2011
Photo of imperialking
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

imperialking, Jan 08, 2012
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Cascade Sang Rouge from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.