Cascade 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): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
8 IBU
"This deep, dark double red was aged over a year in Pinot and Whiskey barrels, then blended with a barrel of Bing cherries."

Added by ccrida on 02-20-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,684
Reviews:
217
Avg:
4.42
pDev:
7.69%
 
 
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641
Gots:
341
For Trade:
31
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Ratings: 1,684 |  Reviews: 217
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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Photo of MattMorin
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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Photo of MatthewWalters
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pagesofphotographs
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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Photo of ryan1788a5
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

Photo of brians52
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mpontiakos
4.73/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nhmp105
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VashonGuy
4.52/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2012 Project bottle into a big red wine glass.

Appearance is reddish brown with a light head that quickly dissipates. The aroma is cherry, sour, and a bit of the whiskey barrel.

The taste is amazing, and I doubt I'm up to fully describing it. It's tart and it's got the cherries. Both the wine barrel and the bourbon barrel come through, neither one dominating. It's not sweet, but there's just enough sweetness to keep this from being a pucker-fest. The bourbon influence is there, like a bass line in a rock song ... it makes its presence felt, but in the background, not the foreground. The pinot noir barrels keep this from being a bourbon heavy brew. Great blend of flavors, and a remarkable beer.

I can't remember what I paid for this (at the brewery, several months ago), but this is totally worth it. Next time I'm in Portland, I'm looking for more.

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Photo of seangibbs60
4.58/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mattmarka1
4.83/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Msussman328
5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.26/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Small snifter pour at Haymaker.

A- Auburn liquid with a light khaki head. Streaks of film and lace. 4.75

S- Smells like tart cherries with hints of dark malt. Bold cherry is cool. 4.25

T- Sour/tart pulpy cherries. Caramelized sugar and bready, almost chocolatey malts. Hints of vanilla and truly an orchard type of funk. 4.25

M- Tart approaching aggressively sour, but never hits that enamel-peeling quality. Some prickliness and almost vinegar qualities before a dry and vinous finish. 4

Something I've wanted to try for ages. A $13 pour still seems better than a $40 bottle. Good stuff.

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Photo of chinchill
4.1/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at the Cascade brewpub: 2014 version at 9.8% ABV in July 2016.
Sour aroma with sour cherries and vague dark dried fruits. Nice complexity.
Lovely dark ruby body with a lasting off-white head that leaves a draping of sticky lacing on the snifter.
Moderate tartness. More cherry in the taste than the aroma.

Overall: excellent version of the style.

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Cascade Sang Noir from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
4.42 out of 5 based on 1,684 ratings.
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