Sang Noir | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Oregon, United States
cascadebrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sang Noir is a blend of imperial spiced red ales aged in bourbon and wine barrels with Bing cherries for up to two years. Pouring a deep mahogany brown, this Northwest sour ale features rich flavors of dark roast malts, bourbon, black cherries and port wine.

Added by ccrida on 02-20-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#170
Reviews:
229
Ratings:
1,737
pDev:
7.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.96/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MizzDizz
4.96/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of GaToWyo
4.96/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of elliot23
4.92/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On draft at the Belmont Station.

A. Darkness, far darker than I had expected. Real deep ruby with a brown and gold hue in there at certain times. Wasn't expecting this color. Pretty cool looking sour. Nice lacing off-white head.

N. The nose is strong of Brett, oak and dark malty sugars. A lot going on here. Sour cherry and tartness really dominates here in addition to other dark berries.

T. Wow! This one is tart in the most perfect way. Full flavors of sour cherries, currants, yeast and some barnyard funk. Oak barrels, a little chocolate and bitterness on the back end. Amazingly complex all the way through. I'm sure that I am missing something here... Oh yeah, I don't notice the high ABV at all.

M. A perfect amount of carbonation. Sour, sweet, and highly refreshing. A medium bodied beer that was well enjoyed. Wait, this beer was 10%?! One of the easiest to drink beers of that high of ABV ever.

D. I was sad when it was all over. Wish this one was bottled. One of the best wilds I have ever had. And one of the best beers I have ever had for that matter. Fantastic beer from a great brewery!

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Photo of notchucknorris
4.92/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Pours a deep chestnut color with ruby highlights. A huge foamy mocha colored head takes a while to go down and leaves huge streaks of lace.

S: Smells absolutely amazing. It's all there, from the cherries to the bourbon to the pinot barrel. I pick up a trace of bourbon first, then a big whiff of ripe red cherries and caramel. Some definite wine barrel as well.

T: A nice lactic sourness upfront that's chock full of sour cherries, cherry pit and vanilla. A touch of bourbon before a finish that's long and ever changing. Pinot noir barrel, red delicious apple and some tannins on the finish. So freakin good.

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4.92/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this near the opening of the barrel house. Amazing that this beauty was part of the supporting cast, they really brought out the big guns for the new brewpub.

Blended gets a bad vibe, but this ruby lady puts that notion to rest. Cab / Oak / Whiskey / Beer / Sour / Cherries ; these are all nice things delivered into one single glass. Who would complain ?

Delicious beverage - cannot really be called a beer anymore as it has taken on the characteristics of much more than just that.

Rock on Cascade - thanks Biscuit for the great barrel bevs !

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4.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.89/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On draught at the lodge, served in a cervoise, Sang Noir with a small tan collar.

Smell is gorgeous. Bright lacto and dark malts bring a very nice sweet tarts aroma that is just amazing.

Taste is great as well, very complex and a pleasant different from many of their other wild ales due to the dark malts. Big sourness, cherries, chocolate and lime tonic water.

Mouthfeel is oily and slick, sliding down like an oyster but with nice carbonation with swished. Medium bodied.

Drinkability is insanely good. This is their best beer I've had yet. I'm a big fan of sour darks, and this one really kills it. The intense flavor hides the strong ABV, making this one potentially very dangerous.

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4.89/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.89/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Maroon in color, like grape juice

Grapes, raisin and molasses on the nose. Definitely a nice sour punch too.

Prunes, espresso, vinegar for flavor

Medium body

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2014 Project 750, poured to tulip.

Pours a rich, dark garnet. One finger of head immediately dissipates to just a light ring.

Aroma has a bit of horsey funk, straw, dank wood and cherry

Flavor is amazing cherry, earth, old oak, plum and tartness. Barrel does not over power the fruit and yeast notes, wine more noticeable than bourbon. The fairly high abv entirely masked.

Moderate body with slight astringency.

I've liked every thing I've tried from Cascade, but Sang Noir is a cut above the rest. Complex and subtle barrel elements light up the wonderful tartness and cherry. Color is exquisite. Drinks a per cent or two lower than the abv actually is, so be careful.

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4.88/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I had the 2012 Edition of Sang Noir. This is my favorite sour to date.

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Sang Noir from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 1,737 ratings
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