Cascade Sang Rouge | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Cascade Sang RougeCascade Sang Rouge
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Oregon, United States
cascadebrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.06%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Previously called 'Mouton Rouge'...

"Aged up to 30 months in oak barrels, this ale is a blend of as many as nine lots of aged reds, resulting in a very deep, rich and complex sour."

Added by Docer on 02-25-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
352
Reviews:
120
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
8.98%
 
 
Wants:
258
Gots:
70
For Trade:
9
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Photo of godsgoldenelixer
1/5  rDev -76.4%

Photo of Brew33
2.5/5  rDev -40.9%

Photo of emmasdad
3.13/5  rDev -26%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a deep, ruddy brown, with a little bit of quickly disappearing light brown head. Right off, on the nose, I get a ton of lactic acid, sour cherries and wood. On the palate, this one is hugely sour, with cherries, some dark fruits, a little oak and some sherry vinegar. I am not a huge sour guy, and this one was way too much.

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Photo of aasher
3.28/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Courtesy of MordorMongo, thanks Scott!

This beer pours a light bodied dark amber with a slight beige lacing. The nose is light and tart with acetic sour and raspberry vinigrette. Shit. The flavors are light and acidic with cherry. It's pretty one dimensional. Fruity vinegar. It drinks lighter in body and finishes quickly. It's ok, definitely not worth the money. This was a big want but also a bit disappointment. I wanted more than a light bodied cherry, raspberry vinagrette.

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Photo of albern
3.28/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I'm parting company with the crowd on this one. First, this isn't really a wild ale as much as it is a Flemish sour red ale. Second, the beer in its own right is decent but far from brilliant. There isn't much of a reddish tint to the beer, more a amber mahogany color with a decent creamy off white head and some lacing as the beer settles. The nose is a touch too vinegary, but that's the story of the beer.

The taste is soury, reddish and mouth puckering, but there is an unpleasant vinegrette and just plain red vinegar taste to the beer that is over the top. Comparing this to Rodenbach which is maximally mouth puckering and sour, and comparing this to the Duchesse which is wildly complex between the sweet and sour, aged and new ales, this beer just doesn't measure up. It becomes more drinkable as it settles in, but it just is too much on the vinegar scale, not enough on the complexity and sourish scale for me. It's okay but go for Petrus, Rodenbach, Duchesse or a few other of genuine stock. Why settle here.

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3.45/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

shared by imperialking to a tasting.

Murky brownish red with a tan head. Decent legs and lace. Average retention. The legs have some bright red cherry hues that appear in a swirl.

The nose is oaky, dark and woody. No big bright cherrry, raspberry, or other fresh fruit notes that make me scream in excitement. This was opened side by side with Sang Royal, and of the two, this is the less sour.

It isn't bad, but it isn't something I would want to trade for (or even order directly from Racoon Lodge with their CRAZY shipping prices!).

Certainly good enough to enjoy a glass if some one else brings it! It's certainly drinkable, but I just want more sourness....

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of chippo33
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of MIrvine
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Quackus
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of BeerThursdays
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of atpca
3.62/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sarlacc83
3.63/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

750mL bottle split 3 ways

A: Red tinted mahogany with a thin lashing of head. Some legs.

N: ripe grapes, lactic acide, some strawberry, cherry, and oak. Wine barrel is evident.

M: Sour lactic acid and sweet tarts. There's an ample amount of the aforementioned fruits, but this has the same base level taste of the other Cascade sours.

M: It's on the lighter side, though it's still heavier than I like and has an oiliness about it.

O: Typical Cascade sour. Nothing special, but it's not off putting to drink, either.

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Photo of vrbulldog22
3.66/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.7/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle split and poured into a Duvel tulip.
8.06% ABV, Serve at 45-50 F

Thanks, yet again, to Sweemzander for another tick! He's bustin' out the big guns!

A - Dark ruby brown looks almost black in the tulip. It's topped by a loose tan head. Low retention and spotty lace are left behind.

S - Lactic sour aroma with a beautifully complimentary oak wood scent in the background. Light vinegar sourness and smooth brown malt accompany.

T - Aside from the intrusive off-flavor that lingers in the back and plagues the brew, the malt profile and vinegar sourness are pretty nice in this one. Mellow amber malts. Flanders Red-like.

M - Good mild level of sourness and moderately high carbonation with a touch of lactic acidity.

O - Strong acid/sour profile towards the end of the sample but the off-flavor that lingers in the taste really kills what's going for this brew.

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Photo of jwswigs
3.7/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Schlafly33
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tomholland
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of jwinship83
3.77/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

750ml corked and caged bottle sent to me by user mashmaster. thanks tom! drank from my duvel tulip.

A- the pour yields a murky and almost opaque dark brown colored body with a very small off white head that quickly becomes no more than a crown. a few random and tiny spots get left on the sides of my glass.

S- the nose starts off with some tart cherries and oaken barrel. after that i get some balsamic vinegar notes and other lactic tartness. no trace of barnyard funk, which is odd.

T- the taste starts out with more of the tart cherries that i could smell. traces of the barrel move in behind that and add some dryness. im still not picking up any trace of the brett induced funk which i find odd. balsamic vinegar and other lactic notes.

M- the body is a solid medium. the carbonation is a solid medium as well. nicely sour without being too puckering.

D- i liked this beer alot, but is not my favorite of the style. greatfull that i was traded one, but overall i think the amount that it took to obtain this wasnt really worth the hassle.

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Photo of augustgarage
3.78/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed as a Flanders Red Ale. Poured from a caged-and-corked 750mL bottle into my White Birch flute/tulip.

Light cola colored body with brilliant cerise highlights. Very active, soapy beige head fizzes away to nearly nothing. Gossamer thin lacing.

Aroma is delicate - light cherry-ish esters, fresh-cut leather, and faint berry notes with a hint of Fruit Loops.

Tart palate entry, just short of bracing. Lightly vinuous, with a touch of tangerine, kumquat, and pinot gris. Faint tannins, moderately oaky, but as if fresh barrels were used (no char). The finish brings to mind cherries, wine grapes, young balsamic vinegar, and a bit of earth (or rather, dust).

Mildly astringent, light-bodied, with a spritzy level of carbonation (though mysteriously, as noted above, no head retention).

Very refreshing despite its shortcomings - no off notes, just lacking depth of flavor. Somewhat disappointing compared to the other offerings from this brewer (which range from good to great among those I've thus far sampled).

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3.79/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HumanParaquat
3.8/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of suckaj
3.8/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.81/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sisuspeed
3.81/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter, Sang Rouge displays a clear, crushed, red grape body with a thin ring of foam on top. Little trails of lacing. Beautiful color.

On the nose is a strong wave of vinegar followed by strong, sour, cherries. Maybe more like cranberries. Some oakiness is present as well, but mostly cranberries. Not overly complex, somewhat one dimensional.

A good amount of sour, vinegar-laced cranberries ride over the tongue and are eventually smoothed out by subtle barrel notes. Bits of cherries and grapes. Oak and slight vinegar on the finish.

Mouthfeel is fairly crisp, sour, a little bit tart and fairly dry. Small, tiny carbonation. Pretty good body for a wild.

This is a fairly drinkable brew, but a bit on the vinegary side for me with some faint ketchup at times. However, the cherry/cranberry mix flavor is tasty and the sour kick is quite good. ABV is well masked.

Overall, I found this to be a pretty enjoyable American wild. Lots of sour fruit and the barrel came out nicely in the aroma and the taste. The only short comings for me were that it didn't seem as complex as other wilds I've had and the vinegar harshness was a bit much on this one for me. However, I will definitely seek out more Cascade brews in the future, because this was still a good showing.

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Cascade Sang Rouge from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
4.23 out of 5 based on 352 ratings.
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