Sang Rouge
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

Sang RougeSang Rouge
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From:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
 
Oregon, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #196
ABV:
7.8%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,070
Avg:
4.25 | pDev: 8.71%
Reviews:
127
Ratings:
396
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 01, 2024
Added:
Feb 25, 2010
Wants:
  250
Gots:
  73
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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Rated: 4.5 by mrcraft from California

Jan 01, 2024
 
Rated: 4.25 by alexsergio from New York

Jul 12, 2023
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Reviewed by md3kcn from North Carolina

4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Purchased as a single 12oz can from The Blue Door for $2.50. Poured into a tulip glass.

L - Very dark - yet clear - mahogany, with a one-finger frothy tan head. Pretty good lacing.
S - Cherry, oak, and earth. Slight vanilla.
T - The sourness hits you like a bus! Definitely getting currant, cherry, and oak. A sort of subtle floral note covers most of the earthiness of this brew. Cavendish tobacco. A dry birch beer finish. On the sweeter side most of the time.
F - Full-bodied, with little carbonation. A definite sipper. Smooth.
O - The alcohol is definitely well-hidden in it. A definite competition for most Flanders Reds. Complex, but not overwhelming. Definitely recommend.
Jun 21, 2022
 
Rated: 3.96 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Sep 21, 2021
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Reviewed by Bruno74200 from France

4.54/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
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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Reviewed by NiceTaps from New Jersey

4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
 
Rated: 4.31 by smi69 from New York

Apr 22, 2021
 
Rated: 4.14 by Humanusfermentum from Virginia

Mar 19, 2021
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Reviewed by RaulMondesi from California

3.98/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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.

Peace!
Dec 02, 2020
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Reviewed by StJamesGate from New York

4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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
 
Rated: 4.5 by jwat from Pennsylvania

Aug 13, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by jschott75 from Illinois

Jun 22, 2020
 
Rated: 3 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 19, 2020
 
Rated: 4.43 by paresis from Massachusetts

Mar 28, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by cryptichead from Illinois

Dec 31, 2019
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Rated by Gregory88 from California

4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
If you want it, it’s on tap and served in a goblet at Hero’s & Legends in Lake Forest, CA.
Dec 21, 2019
 
Rated: 4.22 by ChipChaight from New York

Sep 08, 2019
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Rated by vfgccp from New York

3.65/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
2013 bottle.
Aug 31, 2019
 
Rated: 4.16 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Aug 15, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by Simon212 from Canada (ON)

Mar 18, 2019
Sang Rouge from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 396 ratings