Sang Rouge
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Style:
American Wild Ale
Ranked #178
ABV:
7.8%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,319
Avg:
4.26 | pDev: 8.69%
Reviews:
122
Ratings:
383
From:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
 
Oregon, United States
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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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Reviews by biboergosum:
Photo of biboergosum
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml, caged and corked bottle - the '2013 Project', at 8.4% - part of an awesome (and expensive) new product line available in Alberta.

This beer pours a clear, rather dark red-brick amber colour, with two chubby fingers of puffy, foamy, and somewhat bubbly tan head, which leaves some rearing sea beast profile lace in places around the glass as things quickly sink away.

It smells of sour red wine vinegar, grainy oak staves (wood and dried vanilla beans), a small earthy funkiness, cherry menthol, musty chewing tobacco, aged lemon juice, and a subtle bready pale malt. The taste is evenly tart red wine lees, mixed black fruit (raspberry, blackberry, and cherry), a milky sourness, gritty barrel notes - more besotted wood and charred caramel/vanilla - lightly toasted brown malts, lemon vinegar, and a wan earthiness, that could be of either yeast or hop in design.

The bubbles are quite active in their probing and exploring, fizzy and frothy nature, the body a decent middleweight, and not particularly smooth, as the acetic acid kind of swirls about a little too much for that. It finishes off-dry, the base malt making a stand, while the sour, tart, woody, and faintly boozy esters howl and cackle like it was last Saturday night.

Overall, a genuinely tasty and engaging version of this broad style, and bordering dangerously on Flanders Red Ale territory. The sour and tart essences are duly represented, but with a commendable attendant fruitiness, rendering this one actually rather drinkable, despite the elevated dose of the ol' goofy juice.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of mothman
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Random tasting night with kbutler1 finishing with some cascade. Thanks Kevin for the nightcap!

Poured into Lost Abbey stemware.

Pours a light layer of khaki head. Color is a dark robust red, fairly brown.

Aroma: Sour cherries, oak, spices. A good amount of tartness here. Not funky, sour. I like it and am ready to get into this one.

Taste: I get a bit of brett here with some funk going on. A bit of horseblanket here with a hint of medicinal (very light). Sour, tart cherries. A nice tartness with this beer. Oak and spice notes blend in well. It is funky, but the sourness is more dominate and I enjoy that.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, tart, refreshing. Light to medium bodied with a nice amount of carbonation. Ends a bit dry, but fairly clean.

Overall, one of the better wilds from cascade. This one is pretty drinkable. I like how the sourness out-does the funk. A nice offering from cascade.

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Photo of MrDarcy
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Halcyondays
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Beachwood I,

A: Pours red with a solid white head leaving good lace.

S: Cherries, some red apple, nice acid notes.

T: Red malt with oak, good acidity, slightly tannic. Sour pie cherries, just a tasty brew.

M: Medium acidity, some biting carbonation, tart.

O: A really good Flanders style ale. Very straightforward, direct flavours.

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Photo of Simon212
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Overlord
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought at Whole Foods in Irvine. Thanks beerman4!

Pours a dark brown with some red tinges. A light tan head. Smells like oak, cherries, and more than a little similar to New Belgium's La Folie.

Taste is bitingly acidic, but there's some sweet fruit here. Cherries and something else, actually. Kind of a general "berryness." Light acid dances on the tongue. Very refreshing.

I enjoyed this quite a bit. Good lively mouthfeel.

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Photo of Phobicsquirrel
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of domtronzero
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Clear ruby brown colored with a quickly dissipating off-white head. Very effervescent with lots of lacing.

S - Light lactic sourness. Sweet bready malts. Lite woody oak aroma.

F/M - Nice sour complex lactic sourness. Complex with a nice firm funk. Oaky flavors mix in quite well. Sweet bready malts, slight earthiness. Low bitterness but finishes very clean and dry. Light sour aftertaste. Medium bodied with moderately high prockly carbonation.

D - Good, refreshing and full flavored. Quite complex yet easy to put down.

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Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of birchstick
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcmchew
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jdense
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Cascade Barrel House, $6 for 8 oz. pour into snifter, 7.2.11.

Almost no head, though a bit of light brown head initially on pour, ultra quick dissipation. Deep dark reddish hue to body, no visible carbonation. Funky nose, a bit of horse blanket, sour pie cherries, a bit of floral hops. Taste is more sour than tart but both are quite present, the acidity was nicely balanced by cherryish sweetness and lengthy barrel aging. Mouthfeel is medium, lip smacking tart finish, little effervescence, some sweetness but not sticky. This is some funky shit, not for the first time sour/wild ale drinker, but certainly one of the best examples of the blender's art. Well done Ron!

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Photo of Shawner
3.92/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jlindros
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Light fizzy head, slight yeast chunked slight clear cola brown color.

Nose nice tart fruit, raisin, malt vinegar, nice sourness, light reddish malt, pretty good.

Taste brings quite a bit of sour, light malt vinegar, nice acid and hint of lactic, hint if reddish malt and brown sugar raisin, tart plum, slight sticky. Finish is drier but light phlemmy, bit more sour malts, acid, and dark fruit, and hint of bready malt.

Mouth is med bodied, almost no carb.

Overall quite nice, good blend of malt vinegar, tartness, fruit, acid, lactic, and hint of dry bready malt finish.

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Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattycasey
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of South2NW
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mora2000
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer was part of a great tasting that included seven bottled Cascade sours.

The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is dark fruit with a good mix of tartness. The flavor is oak, tannins and dark fruit. The beer is very dry. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. One of my favorite Cascade sours.

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Photo of freshflesh
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of campfirebrew
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of julielynndubee
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of epyon396
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brew33
2.5/5  rDev -41.3%

Photo of caahare
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sang Rouge from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 383 ratings