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:
351
Reviews:
119
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
8.98%
 
 
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262
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71
For Trade:
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Ratings: 351 |  Reviews: 119
Photo of Sammy
3.95/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hard on the palate from the vinegar and acid,lemon juice, but tasty with cherry,other dark sour fruits, creamy mouthfeel, 2009 version."Cuvee de Racoon"Dark reddish tinged colour.Long finish, would like more malt. Buffalo tasting. Funky interesting aroma.

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Photo of Texasfan549
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GRG1313
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to John11486 for sharing this one at jmgrub's tasting.

Pours a clear brown with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with some fruity, wood, and vinegar aromas. Taste is much the same with an acidic finish on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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Photo of spycow
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.6/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

sometimes you get a wild hare and split a 65 dollar bottle of beer with your brother... I know we overpaid, but the liquid here is epic. as good or better than the other sang beers, and aged real well (2013 edition). its a deep and complex blend, the color of red wine with the same intense tannic acidity and full bodied structure, this is as red winey as beer has been in my experience, certainly without adding fruit. surprised how much head is on this for what it is, I like that a lot, especially in wild ale. the sourness stings the nostrils and makes the palate water like crazy, and the first sip does the same thing, as soon as I swallow it my palate waters for another sip, then another, and another. flavors are real complex here, licorice, black cherry, cabernet, raspberry, lemons, tobacco, musky wet oak, vanilla, even cardamom for a second. its layered and well integrated, and the mouthfeel is astonishing. its fuller bodied, insanely dry for how fruity it is, and piled high with lactic acidity fighting with oak mellowness. it also has a certain creaminess to it, never before seen in a wild ale, richness without the sugar. it needs nothing at all to be perfect, this is one of the best wild ales of all time. a very very pleasurable and indeed regal drinking experience. if you find one and you like this sort of thing, you will not regret this bottle.

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Photo of djrn2
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of metter98
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is hazy brownish red in color. It poured with a shirt beige colored head that died down, leaving thick wispy lacing on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of lactic acid and oak are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of lactic acid along with notes of sour vinegar and hints of oak and cherries.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a well balanced sour beer that does a good job at blending the sourness along with complex notes of vinegar, oak, and cherries.

Note: 2013 project

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.12/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"This northwest Style Sour Red is a blend of barrels with up to 24 months of oak lactic fermentation and oak barrel aging. A hint of dark fruit, sour, oak and balsalmic funk aromas sweep over your taste buds like an incoming tide." -that's what the lable says and there's nothing in the flavor profile to say otherwise.

The Rouge pours with a somber ruby colored haze, allowing for a smoky diffused glow to emit. A blanket of dense, off-white foam forms before settling to a broken sheet across the surface. Lacy pockets of residual foam sticks to the glass for a very appealing display throughout the session.

Overtones of tartness abound, all taking the shape of cider, tart and ripe cherries, under-rippened berries, lemons and limes, along with a wine-like red grape scent. Still, a rich maltiness rides just behind with a hint of chocolate, sun kissed caramel, and grain. Yeasty notes bring about scents of earthy woods, oak, sandalwood, must, and a raw character that reminds me of oysters, just shying away from mushroom scents.

Fruity flavors command the fore palate with those cherry, grape, and lime notes. Plumbs and black raspberries also make their way into the vinous mix. Brown malts help to give a light chocolate and bread crust flavor before handing over the flavor procession to more earthy characteristics. Decaying woods of oak, earthen casks, and dry cider give a bridge from the fruity upstart to the dry, acidic, and tanic finish. Musty and minerally flavors further conjure the notion of shellfish, balsalmic, and brine.

Only moderately light early, the timid carbonation waits until the mid palate before deveoping into a subtle creaminess. Those fruit flavors and relatively still bubbles allow for a very wine-like experience on the front of the tongue. But the maltiness and carbonation give a fuller and richer middle that takes on a beer 'feel' in the middle before the tartness ushers in a dry and moderate astringency feel in the end.

With no mention of cherries in the description, the beer has a very Flander's red thread that begis with the nose and never reliquishes. So much tartness that circulate arround black cherries, along with a strong supportive brown malt influence, then finishing oaky, cidery, and refreshing... it might as well be a kriek.

Thanks Adamdc!

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Photo of biboergosum
4/5  rDev -5.4%
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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Photo of brentk56
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a blackberry color with an inch of ecru foam; strands and dots of lacing hang around

Smell: Raspberry, black cherry, tobacco, oak and red wine grapes

Taste: Raspberry and black cherry, up front, with the lactic and acetic sour and oak flavors building; oak, tobacco, and fruit in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; nice and puckery

Overall: The balance between the fruit, sour and funk flavors is a real ace in the hole for this beer

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a deep clear reddish color ale with a nice thick bubbly head with good retention and light lacing notes. Aroma of sour oak notes with treat cherries and light acidic finish is quiet enjoyable. Taste is a very nice mix between some tart notes with definitive oak traces and a light acidic finish. Sour cherries notes are easily noticeable. Great complex sour from Cascades yet again though not necessarily different then some of there other beers.

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Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of mothman
4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
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 DrBier
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thorpe429
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Huge, huge thanks to rmalinowski4 for sending this bottle out my way in the Generosity BIF. This had been a long-time want. Served in a Captain Lawrence tulip.

Pours a tawny-red color with a small tan head and a bit of spotty lacing on the way down. The nose brought forward quite a bit of earth and oak along with berry character and some leather. The flavor killed it with strong cherry and dark fruits plus oak and a brisk acidity. Nice leather presence there as it warmed. Heavy acidity came through in the feel, which had a medium body and fizzy carbonation with a really dry finish. Fantastically solid brew and one I was very glad to try. Cheers.

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Photo of jlindros
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
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 ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of dcmchew
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Cascade Sang Rouge from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
4.23 out of 5 based on 351 ratings.
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