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
Ratings:
898
Reviews:
138
Avg:
4.32
pDev:
7.87%
 
 
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552
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199
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Photo of Bilco
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cd34
4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MatthewWalters
4.02/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikexw
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of golf4collet
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stevoj
4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml bottle at Bar Gernika. Perfect cap to the evening. The blend works perfectly to bring a multitude of aromas and flavors into the mix. Heady fruity aroma, wine like overtones, velvety smooth. Sip and enjoy!

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Photo of crob3888
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of TheOakKing
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of hermit990
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Big_V
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of puck1225
4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

(From notes.) Had it in a snifter at the Cascade Barrel House in Portland, Oregon. A well rounded sour with a bright and pleasing fruity smell and taste. This is a beer that can convert you to sours!

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Photo of warnerry
4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smells very much like Sang Noir, dominated by cherry but with more oak present.

Taste diverges as the Port barrel gives a much sweeter booziness. Drinks very smooth, not nearly as tart as the other versions.

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Photo of spoony
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From a 750 ml bottle (2012 Project) to a tulip. Reviewed from notes dated May 18, 2016.

A-The beer is dark brown with purple highlights. It is almost opaque. The head is roughly one finger tall and brown in color. The foam fades quickly to a film and collar that hangs around the glass for a bit.

S-Lots of grape aroma and tart cherry too. Almost jammy with the fruit. I also sniff some balsamic vinegar, cranberry tartness and a raspy hint of oak. The beer is quite sour but cleaner and less funky than I would have anticipated. Really nice.

T-Wow, this stuff is good. Lots of vinous fruit notes on the opening, but then the barrels kick in and I taste wave after wave of flavor. Juicy red wine grape, cherry, cranberry, and vinous oak notes with a mild funkiness make for a nice sipping beer. The finish is hugely sour and it pulls hard at my glands but never overwhelms the fruit.

M-The beer is pretty robust for the style with a chunky, moderate amount of carbonation.

O-What a great beer. Cascade really nails the fruit v. barrel v. acidity v. funkiness on this one. I would buy this again despite the steep price tag.

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Photo of TX-Badger
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
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 StJamesGate
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewery, Portland.
Chestnut with tan ring. 4
Intoxicating sweet spiced port barrel nose. 4.5
Toasty brown malts, barrel, some barnyard and sweet earthy dried cranberry end. 4.25
Round, crisp, light. 4

Deep, round, complex - perfect apertif. Barrel adds Banyul character. More superior quality from Cascade. 4.25

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bobhits
2.96/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

2013 Project

Pours a merky brown with red notes. Virtually zero carbonation. Medium to light body on the legs. Somewhat unsuspecting to see this over 10% given the body.

Cold this one really had a lot of grape juice and sour notes with some cherry's finishing it off. As it has warmed the red wine is really coming out more and it's rather interesting and complex.

Similar to the nose the flavor when cold is a lot of grape juice mixed with cherry sour. As it warms the wine elements come out more and create a really puckering and yet rich full plate experience. The wine and grape and cherry flavors never mix, they seem to fight the whole way through the beer. The result is what tastes like a blend of flavors that wasn't fully thought out. The flavors don't seem to reach a point where they complement eachother, but they create a rather full experience of puckering dry flavors from grapes and the more on the front but sugary notes from a cherry sour. The wine seems to take a huge impact on the middle of the experience.

I find myself struggling to finish this one. The up front flavor is fine, but the finish is somewhat unpleasant. I can't place where this beer went wrong for me and as a result i'm not sure who this was made for. I don't get enough red wine to say a wine fan would certainly want to try this. It isn't a cherry/flanders red as I know them. I want to say this is good if you like xyz, but this is just a unique experience.

I tend to give brewers crap for styles I dislike, and I have no issue saying a beer is bad even if to style. I also don't mind giving a brewer crap for a style I love just not working. My first thought on this one was to score it rather low, but there's something here. This was not just thrown together and it's clear that this was a well executed complex beer that just doesn't sit well with me.

I expect a lot of sour fans will like this one, but this isn't a beer I'd use to bring people into sours. Nor a beer I'd bring out to casual lovers. Given the ratings, I'd really hoped for a bit more but perhaps 2013 wasn't ideal, they certainly raised the abv from the listed amount for this one.

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Photo of gtermi
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of constantine_272
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brewskifan55
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewery.

A: A port wine color (plummy and rich red) with very little head.

S: Cherries, port wine, oak and cranberries. That sourness makes itself known.

T: Red wine and port start off strong with cherries sliding in for the middle. An oakiness pervades, then lactic sourness makes it "pucker up" time.

M: This is one I loved sitting on my tongue. Smooth, dry and medium with medium carbonation.

O: This one runs a close second to the Bourbonic Plague I had. A terrific sour; one to be savored and sipped.

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Photo of von_kaiser
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerOps
4.02/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cascade Sang Royal from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
4.32 out of 5 based on 898 ratings.
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