Cascade Sang Royal | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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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): 9.35%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
'Malt Beverage with Cherries Added and Aged in Oak Barrels'
8.87% ABV (2009)
9.35% ABV (2011)
"Sang Royal is a big NW Style Sour Red Ale that spends over six months of lactic fermentation and aging in oak wine barrels. Sang Royal is from select stock that is matured an additional six months in Port barrels and refermented on Bing Cherries." - label text

"This Northwest style sour red is a bottled version of our popular Mouton Rouge. This blend of barrels, with up to 16 months of oak barrel lactic fermentation and oak barrel aging, features dark fruit, sour, oak and funk flavors that sweep over your taste buds like an incoming tide." - Raccoon Lodge website

Added by mykie73 on 05-15-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#326
Reviews:
138
Ratings:
910
pDev:
7.53%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Deep dark brown pour with lot's of wood, cherry, sweet funk. Restrained tartness with lot's of fruit. Marzipan and vanilla. Drinks like it's 4% but still has appropriate body.

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Beyond the layered oak barrels, the sour character evokes a good Flemish brown like La Folie. Notes of nut, caramel, and cherry create the canvas; while the nuanced oak provides the cherry on top. The flavor profile is similarly brilliant. Initial flavors of tart cherry and caramel pop nicely - lacto is very well executed. Caramel trails off into the oaky finish, along with vanilla and coconut. The hints of deep, dark fruit from port barrels end up being the X Factor, giving it insane depth in the process. This isn't some brute force sour, that's for sure. It feels shockingly crisp and light on the palate, with a liveliness that utterly belies it's 8.4%. Shame it's so pricey, because it's unbelievably stunning...

4.32/5: Who needs monster sourness when you showcase barrels this effectively?

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Cascade Sang Royal from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 910 ratings