Cascade Sang Rouge - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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4.4/5 rDev +2.8%
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.
10-07-2012 03:23:58 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.33/5 rDev +1.2%
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.
07-30-2012 04:21:27 | More by RblWthACoz
4.33/5 rDev +1.2%
2010 vintage, it's been in my "cellar" for a while. I've had this before but never while in a position to review it.
Hand cork came out surprisingly easy, around one finger width of off-white head from a pretty quick pour. The best way to describe the color of this one would have to be a dark garnet hue. Retention is surprisingly good despite the age and there is some lacing as well. The head is really smooth and creamy looking. Nice to look at and hold to the light.
Quite complex in the aroma. Red wine vinegar is the main attraction, but there's also a substantial amount of raspberry, cherry, vanilla and oak. It smells very "bright".
Even though this is classified as an American Wild Ale, it always reminds me a bit more of a stronger Flanders Red, which I must admit is a style that I'm not that wild about. With that said, this is a very good tasting sour. The vinegar isn't all that apparent which is the main thing that turns me off to the style. A lot of fruit flavors - the big one I get is cranberry, but cherry and raspberry are there too. There's a woody undertone with a slight vanilla hint which rounds things out very well.
Mouthfeel is very good, a nice medium feel with a good carbonation level. Overall this is a winner. It's been about a year since I've had this beer and I've only ever had it shortly after release. I have to say I think the age has done a lot for it, it seems to be better than I remember and I'm really enjoying how it's drinking right now. I'd recommend two years on it. No oxidation on this bottle and no alcohol presence at all.
07-22-2012 08:28:20 | More by Bubba83
3.25/5 rDev -24.1%
Courtesy of MordorMongo, thanks Scott!
This beer pours a light bodied dark amber with a slight beige lacing. The nose is light and tart with acetic sour and raspberry vinigrette. Shit. The flavors are light and acidic with cherry. It's pretty one dimensional. Fruity vinegar. It drinks lighter in body and finishes quickly. It's ok, definitely not worth the money. This was a big want but also a bit disappointment. I wanted more than a light bodied cherry, raspberry vinagrette.
07-14-2012 22:51:09 | More by aasher
4/5 rDev -6.5%
This one was a part of cmrillo’s 40 Beers* @ 40 Birthday Bash! Shared by BRoss242! 2009 Vintage! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a reddish brown with a half finger light tan head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, cherry, funk, tart, and tart cherry. The flavor was of sweet malt, cherry, funk, tart, and tart cherry. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. I was really happy to see this one show up at the tasting as it was quite enjoyable and fairly refreshing to boot. It was really well balanced with a little favoritism to the tart aspect. Cascade has been doing really good things with their sours and this one is no exception. If you have tried this one, you already know. If not, what the Hell are you waiting for?
07-10-2012 10:48:29 | More by thagr81us
4.28/5 rDev 0%
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.
05-28-2012 03:00:39 | More by jlindros
Cascade Sang Rouge from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.