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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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.46/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL corked bottle to tulip glass

Rich mahogany in color, almost cola like, this Sang Noir gives off a rich, complex and unique aroma, given the style. The typical lactic punch in the nose is toned down, replaced by notes of ripe berries and grapes. Red wine-like nose.

The flavors are even more complex with deep notes of oak and cherries and an almost chocolaty/carob-y aspect. A little more sour than the nose, this is still more complex and oaky than puckering-ly sour. Booze is noted, but not overwhelming given the 10% ABV. Medium finish that closes a lot like red wine, with tannins and oaky residuals lingering between sips.

Probably the best beer from Cascade. I had this a year ago or so, and did a quick rating - relaxing with my own bottle seems to be an even more satisfying experience.

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4/5  rDev -10.1%

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5/5  rDev +12.4%

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5/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.03/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at the brewery, Portland

Leathery brown-ruby with pink film that trails.
Big sour woody nose with balsamic and pomegranate hits.
Deep red fruit - currant, sour raspberry - with hints of chocolate, wood, vanilla, bourbon, and cherry stone.
Tart finish and lean linger.
Lt-medium, dry, a bit of cream, no trace of heat.

Lots of complexity. Wood and cherry are down in the mix, making it that much more harmonious. Well-integrated sour - if not quite magical.

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3.5/5  rDev -21.3%

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Sang Noir from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.45 out of 5 with 1,765 ratings