Sang Royal
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Oregon, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #53
Ranked #611
4.38 | pDev: 7.53%
Mar 01, 2022
May 15, 2009
Malt Beverage with Cherries Added and Aged in Oak Barrels

A blend of double red ales aged in oak barrels and foudres for up to 22 months with Pinot Noir grapes from Oregon’s famed Willamette Valley wine region. The most regal in our series of “Sang” projects, Sang Royal captures complex notes of summer berry fruit, plum, oak and spice, with a vibrant acidity and soft tannic structure.
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Rated: 3.84 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Mar 01, 2022
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Reviewed by BubbleBobble from New York

4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
2012 Vintage. Pours from the bottle a murky brownish purple, robust 2" rusty head, strong streaks of lacing as it settles. Nose is dark fruit, strong lactic notes, cherry, stewed prune, roasted malt, charred oak and fruit wood, and light chocolate notes. Flavor holds up remarkably well, particularly as compared to other similarly aged Cascades. Lots of funky vinous notes, but a strong tart fruity backbone to go along with it. A mild sweetness is there as well from the malts. A hint of barrel that imparts some woodsiness on the finish. Mouthfeel is full with mild carbonation. Overall, very impressive given the age on this bottle.

Update: had a fresher, canned version recently. More sour fruit tartness than the aged version, along with sweet red fruit and blueberries. Less oak and barrel as well. Made a great beer to pair with food.
Sep 12, 2021
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
250ml can. Canning date is stamped on can bottom as '05/06/21', "TALK TO ME GOOSE".
Amber brown colored body, with a reddish tint. Thin beige head. Leaves behind strings and spots of lacing.
Aroma is sour, funk, woody, vanilla, with red wine (pinot noir) grapes. Quite complex and lovely.
Taste is tart, red wine like, sweet red grape, woody, barnyard funk leather and tobacco. Blended in the background are berry notes of blueberry, plum, blackberry and apricot. Aftertaste is more sweet with berry and tobacco.
Solid medium mouth feel. Very smooth texture. Okay carbonation.
Strongly acidic but so well blended to include the funk and berry flavors. Shows a mature blending process.
Jul 16, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Nov 07, 2020
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Reviewed by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

4.51/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Appearance -The wild ale poured a deep red color, that was almost maroon, with a white head topping the pour.

Smell - The nose was huge tart red grapes with little hint of the booziness to come.

Taste - At the front, the beer was hugely sour. I thought I might not be able to finish this one without Prilosec. However, the profile softens to be almost like a port. As the beer warmed, it mellowed to allow detection of sweetness toward the back.

Mouthfeel - The body allowed the taste profile to longer because it was a chewy sour.

Overall - I am not often able to finish a sour on my own. I finished a full pour of this one.
Apr 11, 2020
Rated: 4.39 by irishkyle21 from Canada (ON)

Jan 22, 2020
Rated: 4 by cryptichead from Illinois

Dec 31, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Aug 09, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by heysuz from Indiana

Aug 09, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin

Aug 09, 2019
Rated: 4.33 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Aug 08, 2019
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Reviewed by BerryKumquat from California

4.62/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
L : The dark red and brown color.
S: Soft and subtle grape notes with wood notes.
T: Very soft grape notes similar to a wine.
F: Very light and fragile.
O: A very light, fragile
Apr 08, 2019
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Reviewed by FLima from Brazil

4.07/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Dark amber copper color with a thin head.
Sour intense aroma with notes of cherries, port wine, red fruits, bourbon and wood.
Quite tart flavor with notes of wood, lemon, horse sweat, white wine, green apples, acid lactic and some dark fruits. Quite dry aftertaste with an acid finish.
Light to medium body with appropriate carbonation.
Very complex Sour with lots of cherries, barrel, funky and wine notes. Quite tart.
Mar 25, 2019
Rated: 3.55 by whit_knee_41 from Indiana

Mar 17, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by VaporDome from New York

Jan 26, 2019
Rated: 4.33 by vfgccp from New York

Jan 13, 2019
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Reviewed by thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Muddy, ruddy brown with a fizzy tan head that’s quick to dissipate into a thin crown. Sparse lacing.

Red wine, cherries and cleaning solvent in the nose. A hint of vanilla and oak below.

Super tart cherry face slap taste. Very Flanders-like with strong oak and some vinegar. A bit more of the solvent from the nose. A hint of vanilla again. Semi-dry finish. A little funk shows as it warms. Maybe even a hint of chocolate malt.

Medium bodied with a nice slickness and moderate carbonation.

There’s a lot of great aspects to this beer. The taste has a lot more depth than the cherry-wallop it starts with let on. I would have preferred a little more balance from the start. People into extreme beers will love this. 2017 vintage.
Nov 17, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by JLK7299 from North Carolina

Oct 31, 2018
Rated: 3.83 by prototypic from Ohio

Oct 14, 2018
Rated: 4.39 by seangibbs60 from Minnesota

Oct 02, 2018
Sang Royal from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 948 ratings