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
Ratings:
1,695
Reviews:
222
Avg:
4.42
pDev:
7.69%
 
 
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643
Gots:
341
For Trade:
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Photo of WI-Beer-Man
4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of satisfied1013
4.84/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Blazer22
4.06/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
4.23/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Cascade Brewing Barrel House, Portland, OR

A: The beer is hazy dark mahogany red in color. It poured with a dense off white collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of wine, bourbon, and cherries are present in the nose.
T: The taste has favors of Bing cherries along with notes of white wine and hints of bourbon.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This isn't nearly as sour and tart compared to most of the other beers from the brewery and has more of a balance between all of the flavors. It hides its alcohol very well.

Note: 2015 vintage

Serving type: on-tap

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Photo of Jstonerock24
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of dnb128
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Steban
4.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Reds76
4.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a deep red color ale with a nice large pink foamy head with OK retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of intense cherry notes with plenty of oak and tart/acidic notes are also discernable. Taste is also a mix of oak and tart cherry notes with very little residual sugar notes, some acidic flavours are also perceptible. Body si full for style with good carbonation. Very enjoyable take of the style but I would prefer a bit less acidity.

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Photo of maz
4.37/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.45/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cd34
4.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of skiking70
4.24/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a solid sour, but imo Wicked Weed blows these guys out of the water, on flavor and price.

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3.75/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Moose90
4.11/5  rDev -7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served On-Tap

A — Pours a deep dark ruby red hue, almost black even, very dark.

S — Tart cherries, vinous red wine, nice bourbon character, sour.

T — Barrel forward with notes of whiskey and red wine balanced with some fresh pie cherries and vanilla.

M — Medium bodied, semisweet finish.

O — Very well done overall, lots of layers.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RAlmeida77
4.72/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours a deep, dark red with a fingers worth of head that lingers for a bit

S: Lots of cherry and oak initially. I got hints of the bourbon and vinous wine notes with some lighter tart notes. Very lightly sweet as well, most likely from the vanilla notes from the bourbon barrels

T: Starts off with some moderate tartness that is balanced out by the oak bourbon and cherries. This is absolutely magnificent to drink. Each sip left me wanting more.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A very complex and intricate beer that touches on everything the label states. Subtle bourbon and oaky notes finish with cherries and tartness. Absolutely fantastic and one of those beer that I'll remember the experience for quite some time.

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4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage, 5 years old at consumption. Refrigerated for the majority of that time.

Deep vinous red color, with purple and brown hues. Nose has a strong fruit bouquet with soft oaky back notes. Dark fruits abound. Blackberry, black currant, plenty of sour cherries. No booziness left at all. Oak has softened into a slight undercurrent, adding a bit of complexity and just a hair of tannic dryness. Red wine vinegar. Fat malt body is substantial and chewy. A real wonder with age.

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Photo of _RL_
4.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Quite dark for a wild ale. Smells fairly strongly of booziness. The taste is quite sour but has a nice blend of the bourbon and wine, although too much bourbon for my taste. The feel is a bit too thick and even sticky. The main problem is the taste is quite overwhelming so a bottle should be split among several people - very much a sipper. Still, an interesting wild ale, especially if you really like the style.

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Photo of PugsandBeer
4.18/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kash2112
4.6/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sang Noir from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
4.42 out of 5 based on 1,695 ratings.
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