Cascade Sang Royal | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

Cascade Sang RoyalCascade Sang Royal
BA SCORE
4.38/5
899 Ratings
Cascade Sang RoyalCascade Sang Royal
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:
#327
Reviews:
138
Ratings:
899
pDev:
7.53%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
552
Gots:
199
Trade:
14
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Ratings: 899 |  Reviews: 138
Photo of yourefragile
4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of Raziel313
4/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of Bitterbill
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of the very generous yamar 18. Thanks Kevin!

One of *the* toughest corks to remove that I've come across followed by a huge pop, it pours a murky dark rusty brown with a +1 finger head of offwhite foam. It looks to have some good lacing.

The smell is hugely and nicely sour with lots of cherry tart and green apple goodness. Sticking my nose further in the glass, I'm getting some earthy malty notes and some light fruity sweetness. Peaking in and out, there's a definite note of the oak influence. Wow, this smells great!

The taste is big cherry and green apple sour with a touch of some malty or is it fruity? sweet tones, light earthy malt, a bigger oakiness than what was in the smell, a dash of vanilla here and there, with another big blast of the yummy sourness near and through the finish...it makes me smack my mouth in a very good way. I'm liking sipping on this puppy as it's so flavourful and the alcohol is a not noticeable at all.

Medium bodied with fairly high carbonation, it's a very smooth sipping American Wild Ale.

Drinkability? It's a big bottle but it's really so tasty and alcohol non obtrusive that it won't be a chore at all to finish. This is a super well made brew that fans of the style should hold in high regard. Thanks again, Kevin!

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.63/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pretty red color with some earth tones to it. 1/3" head quickly hits the bricks.

Aroma was an amazing wave of sour bing cherry, oak, lactic sourness, clean, no off notes, no alcohol noticeable, well done.

Taste just drops sour cherry and oak like its a lambic, its nowhere near as complex as that but it has a nice funk from the port barrels that brings out some complexity beyond your normal wild ale. Some red wine like notes dealing with the oak. Carbonation on point. I like a lot of Cascade beers, they aren't cheap, but this might be their best one they've ever made, just a phenomenal beer and the elite 1st tier level of American wild ales.

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Photo of petermethot
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mltobin
4/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of Donkster46
3.75/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbaker67
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of HopHead84
4.47/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Consumed at our Cascade tasting on 12/11/2009 and poured into a snifter. The beer is dark reddish brown with a one inch off white head. Retention is good and scattered lacing can be perceived.

The aroma is malty with vibrant cherries and an upper moderate level of vinegar. The nose is earthy with notes of wet wood and moderate lactic sourness.

The flavor is tart cherries and cherry skins with a decent acetic presence. The beer opens up with a dash of sweetness, but this dries out midpalate with the arrival of damp earthen wood. There's a low tannic quality here as well.

This is the fourth bottle I've opened, and I honestly enjoyed the others a bit more. I highly doubt it's faded with the small amount of age that's on it, but the cherry was somewhat muted in this bottle. It could have been the environment, distractions, or my palate. It also could have just been this bottle. Either way, I think 3 of the 4 bottles warranted a 4.5 so I'll fault the beer just a hair because of this bottle.

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Photo of jschott75
4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stinger80OH
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of TX-Badger
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark reddish brown color with minimal dark ivory almost tan head. Oak, funk, tartness, and red wine notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes tart and dry with plenty of red wine notes.

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Photo of beertunes
4/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of JohnParadee
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of barleywinefiend
4.2/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a murky reddish brown color with a small fizzy light tan cap

S: Oak, tart cherries, some Earthiness and light booze.

T: Taste of sour cherries, oak, light bourbon, caramel and yeast but I did not pick up any dark fruits in this, perhaps some dark cherries in the mix with the unripe and red cherries

M: Medium bodied with nice carbonation and a creamy but tart finish. A sherry, port wine feel to it

O: Good

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Photo of ADTaber
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of mattmarka1
4.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kscaldef
3.73/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 Vintage at the Barrel Room

A: small tan head with an edge of grey rapidly dissipates to a ring of medium bubbles. Murky red color.

S: Port and cherry aromas are detectable from a distance. Lactic tang, a bit of apple. A little bit of wood. Some whiffs of funk when swirling. Wish the Barrel House served their beers in glasses better suited to assessing aroma.

T: Woody and earthy, lots of lactic. Hard to pick out specifics, but there's lots of dark fruit and some wine notes.

M: Well carbonated, medium body. Good linger. Some mild astringency.

O: Rich, complex and tasty, although the flavors sort of blur together making it hard to pick out the details. Quite enjoyable, though.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.12/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

thanks to duff27 for sharing this tonite! Thanks duff!

reviewed from notes taken on 7/4/12.

vintage 2011 poured into duvel tulip.

Appearance: muddy and murky brown bodied beer with a small tan cap. Lace is spotty.

Smell: huge vinegar. light oak and funk. Has a cough drop menthol type note.

Taste: Sour grapes and hints of cherries. Moderate pucker factor. It has some vinegar, oak, earthy, minimal funkiness. Got a little bit of sweetness from dark fruits to add some balance.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied sour with moderate carbonation. The carbonation is done well. It is hard to believe this sour is almost 10%; it drinks like its 6% and the alcohol is hardly detected. So drinkable!

Overall: I bumped the overall score because the taste is closer to 4.25. This beer is almost like a sour and a wine blended together. Interesting sour!

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Photo of bylerteck
4.12/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draught
Brewer's Fork
Boston

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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Photo of Canada_Dan
4.48/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Axnjxn
4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
5/5  rDev +14.2%

Cascade Sang Royal from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 899 ratings
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