Sang Royal
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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From:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
 
Oregon, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #59
ABV:
9.4%
Score:
97
Ranked #623
Avg:
4.38 | pDev: 7.53%
Ratings:
948
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 01, 2022
Added:
May 15, 2009
Wants:
  547
Gots:
  199
SCORE
97
World-Class
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Notes: 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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3.84 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Mar 01, 2022
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4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by BubbleBobble from New York

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.

Sep 12, 2021
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4.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

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
 
4.25 by Hellpop65 from Kansas on Nov 07, 2020
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4.51/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

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
 
4.39 by irishkyle21 from Canada (ON) on Jan 22, 2020
 
4 by cryptichead from Illinois on Dec 31, 2019
 
4.25 by brittanylicious from Indiana on Aug 09, 2019
 
4.25 by heysuz from Indiana on Aug 09, 2019
 
4.25 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin on Aug 09, 2019
 
4.33 by Duncian from Pennsylvania on Aug 08, 2019
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4.62/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by BerryKumquat from California

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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4.07/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by FLima from Brazil

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
 
3.55 by whit_knee_41 from Indiana on Mar 17, 2019
 
3.5 by VaporDome from New York on Jan 26, 2019
 
4.33 by vfgccp from New York on Jan 13, 2019
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4.05/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by thebeers from Pennsylvania

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
 
4.25 by JLK7299 from North Carolina on Oct 31, 2018
 
3.83 by prototypic from Ohio on Oct 14, 2018
 
4.39 by seangibbs60 from Minnesota on Oct 02, 2018
 
4.19 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin on Aug 27, 2018
 
4.28 by msumike89 from Colorado on Aug 09, 2018
 
4.1 by sweetbrew82 from California on Aug 05, 2018
 
4.25 by DMcGirr from Massachusetts on Jul 21, 2018
 
3.75 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Jun 14, 2018
 
4.65 by FalconOne from Ohio on Jun 10, 2018
 
4.43 by cp45 from New Jersey on Jun 07, 2018
 
4.23 by DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania on Jun 05, 2018
 
3.8 by probert from New York on Jun 02, 2018
 
4.5 by paulish from New York on May 28, 2018
 
4.4 by Nunya from Ohio on May 13, 2018
 
4.54 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania on May 12, 2018
 
4.17 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on May 12, 2018
 
4.27 by Gkruszewski from New York on Apr 16, 2018
 
4.35 by Simon212 from Canada (ON) on Mar 19, 2018
 
4.35 by JakerLou from New Hampshire on Feb 26, 2018
 
4.25 by kvgomps from New Jersey on Feb 14, 2018
 
4.75 by themayorkoch from Ohio on Feb 09, 2018
 
4.25 by fosters9 from New York on Feb 05, 2018
 
5 by StormAles from Canada (ON) on Feb 04, 2018
Sang Royal from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 948 ratings