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Sang Noir | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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

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

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4.68/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Cracked a bottle of this recently for my birthday. A truly superb beer that showcases the excellent balances of this brewery. Nicely tart, but with a depth of lush fruit and a firm backbone of barrel aging. The sour cherries in this are mouthwatering, and the bourbon adds such a nice complexity. A masterpiece.

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5/5  rDev +12.4%

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5/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.76/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2012 project poured into a 6oz curved glass. Initially this was going to be a gusher but I plugged and lost nothing.

A: Pours a rust brown. Nice deep red pinot character. Lovely frothy head. As far as sours go this is tits. This is exactly what a sour should look like.

S: Nice deep cherry character. Sweet but subtle tannin character. Little bit of chared barrels from the whiskey but so subtle.

T: What can I say? Deep cherry, tart raspberry, sweet booze from the bourbon but not a bourbon burn. The lactic component comes in during the finish with a lingering wood stickiness that just coats the roof of your mouth. Lovely. Not overly sour just the perfect amount.

M: Perfection. Start to finish. Goes down buttery. The carbonation is a little explosive at first but it really enhances the flavor profile. Just frothy clean finish. Some of Cascades can come off overly acidic and this blend is so enjoyable.

Overall: Cascade.. probably the most consistent sour producing brewery out there. I've had this in the past and prior I got more of a sour bomb with heavier lactic component. This is still amazing, hasn't changed much. This goes in the top 5 Flanders Reds I've ever had. Pairs amazingly with a cave aged gruyere.

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Sang Noir from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.45 out of 5 with 1,733 ratings
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