Sang Du Chêne | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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4.14/5
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45 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Oregon, United States
cascadebrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by sfsea on 02-18-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,098
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
45
pDev:
5.8%
 
 
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5
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Ratings: 45 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of schopenhauerale
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of polloenfuego
3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2015, which leads me to wonder if leaving these Cascade beers to age doesn't make them more acidic and hard to take in big doses.

Looks good, gold in color with a large fluffy head. Smell was a nice blend of oak, esters and cloves. You could also pick up some of the tart that was to come. Taste was veinous, with undertones of the triple noticable. I also got the barrels. Feel was a little harsh, very acidic and high carbonation.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.49/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a clear golden color ale with a large foamy head with minimal retention and some light lacing. Aroma of sour and acidity is dominant with some light sweet malt notes noticeable. Taste is mostly dominated by sour and acidity notes with some oak notes and some light sweet malt from the Tripel base. Body is about average with good carbonation with no apparent alcohol notes. A little bit too acid for my taste which limits the amount of complexity that can be tasted.

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Photo of cherche
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Roustabout
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A glimpse, I guess, into the base beers of other Cascade Barrel gems. Surprisingly lowkey, but multifaceted as expected. Barely sour, letting the malt bill say its piece.

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Photo of yancot
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Simon212
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kjkinsey
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zrebs
4.46/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kylehay2004
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emeyer
4.47/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DispyDnb
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of biboergosum
3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml, caged and corked bottle (@9.6% ABV), 2015 edition. A blend of sour blond and 'triple' ales in three different oak vessels, hence the name 'Blood of the Oak'.

This beer pours a mostly clear, medium copper amber colour, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and rather fizzy off-white head, which leaves some random blotchy lace around the glass as it quickly sinks out of sight.

It smells of tart red berries, musty wood, dry vanilla beans, further acidic grape fruity notes, white wine vinegar, and a very minor earthy and grassy green hop bitterness. The taste is almost bracingly tart mixed fruit (apple, lemon, and generic berries), a semi-sweet vanillan woody essence, gritty and grainy pale malt, a subtle caramel thing, white wine lees, more plain vinegar, a hint of funky yeastiness, and more understated leafy, weedy, and grassy 'verdant' hoppiness.

The carbonation is quite low-key in its put-upon frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and sort of smooth, once I gave the ol' cognitive dissonance generator a gentle whack to get 'er firing on all cylinders. It finishes off-dry, the blended vino fruitiness, hovering tartness, and oaken orgy all lingering like they got no better place to go.

Overall - I do appreciate how this offering morphed over its lifespan, in that the initial heady tartness is eventually balanced by sugary fruit, malt, and wood alike. More complicated than complex, but that's all right, they did a bang-up job in integrating the near ten points of wowee sauce, and for that, we should all be grateful.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcmchew
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Keananmichael5
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Prost76
4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mkh012
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Orange with a thin ring of off-white head. Peach, green apple, lemon, and band-aid. Medium sourness. 8.5+/10

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Photo of REVZEB
4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brpendergast85
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tigerbrau
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jtk21351
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Sang Du Chêne from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 45 ratings