Sang Rouge
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Oregon, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #213
Ranked #2,080
4.25 | pDev: 8.71%
Sep 21, 2021
Feb 25, 2010
Sang RougeSang Rouge
Notes: Previously called 'Mouton Rouge'...

Sang Rouge is a blend of sour red ales aged in select red wine barrels and oak puncheons for up to 24 months. Highlighting the depth and complexity of our base red ale without the influence of additional fruits or spices, Sang Rouge serves as the foundation of our “Sang” series. This rare project features notes of roasted malts, dried currants, aged red wine and toasted oak
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3.96 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Sep 21, 2021
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4.54/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Bruno74200 from France

Flander red ale meets american oak.

It pours a complety clean reddish brown body with a small white head

The nose is amazing. Direct tingle frome the sourness, then red berries notes, then a huge and nice vanilla, toasted coconut note from the oak. It's acetic but nothing overwhelming. Some spicy wine notes too. Amazing

The taste follows with an attack on the fruity acidity, some wood notes. Definetely less complex than the nose but very balanced.

The carbonation is fine, the mouthfeel is quite dry

Great stuff

Jun 06, 2021
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4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by NiceTaps from New Jersey

750 ml bottle labeled as 2013 project, 8.4% abv. Taken in a snifter glass, June 3, 2021.

Reddish brown colored liquid with only a thin film of light brown foam as a cap. A few spots of lacing at most. A wine-like look.

Cherry stands out as the primary aroma. There are also signs of blackberry and soured dark fruits. Oak, red wine, and sour soaked malt round out the aroma.

Cherry wine, dry wood, spicy sour candy, a light note of malt vinegar.

Feel is tart, sour, and tingly medium bodied - all on the mellow side of its style.

Eight additional years of aging seem to have served it well. Flavorful and complex.

Jun 04, 2021
4.31 by smi69 from New York on Apr 22, 2021
4.14 by Humanusfermentum from Virginia on Mar 19, 2021
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3.98/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by RaulMondesi from California

Ok - like my optometrist, I see you, Sang Rouge. And do you “sang” to Raul? A lil. This one is pretty clean like a tortoise after a rare Death Valley rain fall. At the same time, it’s a bit too roasty/dry. There is wonderful fruit up in there, but it hits a bit hard like Bruce Smith on a Sunday.


Dec 02, 2020
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4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by StJamesGate from New York

Ruby-tinged brown with no head; winter spice, oak, cranberry, carob, and raspberry on the nose; wood, a blast of red wine vinegar, pomegranate, a slice of oaky vanilla, and red grapefruit to finish; lean, tart, and snappy.

4 4.25 4.25 4 4.25

Huge winey oak nose - for better or worse, the taste follows this. Gradually opens into mellower red berry. Dunno if I don’t like Flanders red well enough, but I had trouble getting into this one, though it did grow on me…

Aug 17, 2020
4.5 by jwat from Pennsylvania on Aug 13, 2020
3.75 by jschott75 from Illinois on Jun 22, 2020
3 by TallGuyCM from California on Jun 19, 2020
4.43 by paresis from Massachusetts on Mar 28, 2020
4 by cryptichead from Illinois on Dec 31, 2019
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4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
by Gregory88 from California

If you want it, it’s on tap and served in a goblet at Hero’s & Legends in Lake Forest, CA.

Dec 21, 2019
4.22 by ChipChaight from New York on Sep 08, 2019
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3.65/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by vfgccp from New York

2013 bottle.

Aug 31, 2019
4.16 by Duncian from Pennsylvania on Aug 15, 2019
4.25 by Simon212 from Canada (ON) on Mar 18, 2019
4.46 by stephenlee from England on Mar 11, 2019
3.75 by denver10 from New Mexico on Feb 23, 2019
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4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Lucular from Maryland

Had on tap. Very complex aroma and flavor: red wine, tart cherry, oak, leather, vanilla, brown sugar, and plum. It is slightly sweeter than I would prefer but not cloying. Excellent beer.

Feb 13, 2019
4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts on Jan 27, 2019
4.18 by Lofreqwave from California on Jan 27, 2019
4.25 by mattycasey from Massachusetts on Dec 02, 2018
4.5 by KensWorld from Florida on Oct 07, 2018
3.75 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Sep 24, 2018
4.21 by Nunya from Ohio on Sep 16, 2018
4.09 by westcoastbeerlvr from California on Aug 05, 2018
4.27 by Zekenyce from New Jersey on Jul 22, 2018
4.75 by StormAles from Canada (ON) on Jun 27, 2018
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4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by SHODriver from North Carolina

A: Poured into an oversized wine glass to a deep brown with a slight reddish hue that is topped by a finger of dense off white head which fades quickly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of cherries, oak, vanilla, a nice blast of sourness and a hit of funk.
T: Taste is nice and sour on the front end with some sour cherry flavors, hint of vanilla, light funk, and a decent amount of oak and a hint of chocolate. Swallow is more sourness and cherry flavor with some lingering funk
M: This beer has a medium body with effervescent carbonation that is just a little prickly. The acidity makes this one have a fairly dry finish.
O: Overall this is an awesome beer with some great flavors and complexity. Definitely one to be sipped and savored. It tastes a lot like Rodenbach which is not a knock at all but Rodenbach does come in at a much friendlier price point. Worth a try if you can afford it and like the style. Otherwise just drink a Rodenbach.

Jun 24, 2018
4.29 by kewharton from Florida on Jun 16, 2018
4.38 by Benish from Wisconsin on Jun 03, 2018
4.25 by paulish from New York on May 31, 2018
4.2 by Rubezahl from Pennsylvania on May 15, 2018
4.35 by jaydoc from Kansas on May 06, 2018
4.17 by paleoplant from New York on Apr 01, 2018
4.58 by Sirnickatnite from Texas on Jan 08, 2018
4.33 by Noles9585 from Washington on Dec 08, 2017
4 by Corson from Canada (AB) on Oct 19, 2017
4.04 by mltobin from Connecticut on Oct 13, 2017
Sang Rouge from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 393 ratings