Cascade Sang Royal | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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4.38/5
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919 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:
#336
Reviews:
138
Ratings:
919
pDev:
7.53%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 919 |  Reviews: 138
Photo of tjcamm
4.36/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of REVZEB
4.47/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LAp
4.49/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle poured into a tulip. Pours an auburn-brown with an almost nonexistent head that rapidly fades leaving no lacing. Nose is Flanders-Red through and through - lactic acid funk, tart cranberry and sour cherry, with the slightest hint of oak. It's hard not to expect the balsalmic here, given just how truly akin to a Flanders Red this is, and perhaps a hint of that vinegar lingers on the backend. The palate follows the nose: sour cranberry and cherry, with clean lactic acid and oaky undertones. Mouthfeel lands squarely in the medium-thin category, and complements this beer tremendously. Overall, a masterfully crafted sour.

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Photo of ross84
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drone
4.1/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrenihan
4.21/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Flavour has lots going on; oak, funk, red grape, dark berries, some lactic flavours. Fairly sour and the finish is very dry. The red wine and port barrels certainly leave their mark. Full bodied with moderately high carbonation, leaves the mouth extremely dry. Alcohol is well hidden.

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Photo of Dactrius
4.1/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 brandoman63
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraftFan5
4.94/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of capnamerica
4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of spointon
4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

2012 Version

Very intense flavorful complex deep red sour. So much red wine barrel, fruit. Very balanced flavors but extremely aggressive. Paired well with a bone in ribeye. World class.

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

Photo of brbrocc
4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012
On tap at the brewery. Very wine like. Enjoyable.

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Photo of shoegueuze
4.61/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BAsbill
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brentk56
4.64/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2009 Project

Appearance: Blackberry colored with a rocky ecru head; plenty of lacing hangs around

Smell: Woody and lactic, with Port, Cabernet, blackberry, cherry and fig

Taste: Fruity and lactic, with cherry, blackberry, red wine grapes and a hint of fig; the funk and woody flavors build through the middle; tart and dry on the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation; somewhat puckery

Overall: Unbelievable how fruity this remains six years later; a tremendous achievement

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Photo of pisano
4.17/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DougT
4.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kmat10
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cascade Sang Royal from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 919 ratings