Sang Noir | 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): 9.30%

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:
#197
Reviews:
236
Ratings:
1,776
pDev:
7.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Zazzi82
4.31/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of donovansill
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of kmoen
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DrederickTatum
3.83/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of countrypeddler8
4.48/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chefbigjon
4.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of asull238
5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of VeganUndead
3.29/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Blinkyoureyes
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wiescins
3.9/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DaverCS
4.65/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a fizzy ruby-cola color with no head retention into a Barrelworks Teku glass. This beer is the 2014 project, consumed on 4/18/2017.

Aroma is an intense concentration of lactic acid, funk, shoe leather, and rubber. Very acidic smelling. I couldn’t say specifically that I get cherries, but a pleasant tart berry character does come into the aroma. It is masked by the intense funk, which is to be expected after two years barrel aging and three years bottle conditioning. I do get a touch of oak and a bourbon-like sweetness that transitions into a bit of alcohol on the finish.

Taste is a delicious and forward sour. High levels of lactic acid, but the sourness is not so extreme it ruins the beer. The sourness is akin to that of pure lemon juice; it dries the mouth out. Red wine and oak notes are more prevalent than the bourbon in regards to the barrel character as the beer warms. Bourbon is more identifiable when the beer is a bit chilled. More of the leather and rubber character. Tart cherries and sour raspberries are identifiable in the fruited spectrum. Mid-sip a sweetness does emerge, which could be the Bing cherries or perhaps the bourbon. Truthfully, each sip is unique.

Colder, the beer has many flavor profiles that remind me of Russian River consecration but with a more intense flavor and more bourbon influence. However, as the beer warms, it transitions into something totally different, making it hard to review. I must address price. This beer is expensive (33$), so I must review it as such. I think the beer is overpriced by about 10$; I value it in the low 20 dollar range. I understand the time and cost associated, but this is just my opinion on overall value. It is an excellent sour without a doubt. This beer should be paired with food due to its potency. However, the food should be an accompaniment not something that overshadows the beer. A simple pan seared filet or even oven roasted pork chop would work excellent. It gets a 93/100.

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Photo of Hudson2508
4.17/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.55/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.32/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.4/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Murky dark amber color with beige head. Aroma has balsamic vinegar, plums, tart fruits, some caramel malt in the background. Taste is sour up-front, acetic and astringent, some wood notes and the wine also comes through. Medium body and carbonation, quite dry and acidic. A great flanders style ale with complex flavors.

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Photo of heddar33
5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.52/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.35/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Sang Noir from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.45 out of 5 with 1,776 ratings