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Cascade Sang Rouge | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Cascade Sang RougeCascade Sang Rouge
356 Ratings
Cascade Sang RougeCascade Sang Rouge

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

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

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Ratings: 356 |  Reviews: 120
Photo of deaddear
3.99/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle, 2013 Project, poured aggressively into a wide-bodied wine glass.

A: Less than a finger of light brown head settles down quickly and lacing disappears in a matter of minutes. Color of dried blood. Allows some tomato-red light in at the edges.

S: Cherries, lemon, wood, funk; little bit of prosecco?

T: Very sour cherry and wood, lemongrass and spice, extremely dry finish. Some cola-like flavors.

M: Some playful carbonation. Tiny bit on the thin side for the style, maybe average.

O: This one is stripped down, less complex, less sweet than a fruit-laced version of the style. Wet oak, sour cherries, and a hearty dry finish.

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Photo of KettleBellFreak
4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This beautiful crimson drink was a sight to be seen. A celebration calls for a sour or a stout and I pulled out my best sour. Tasted in a snifter. Poured the rest in a goddamn mug.

Look: blood red. Almost black, minimal light.

Smell: light wood, cherries, candy yams (this was different, but very pleasant)

Taste: unapologetically tart, in your goddamn face twang of citrus and grapefruit with a stone fruit and candy apple finish that got sweeter as it warmed. Slight barrel nuances really rounded out the tartness into an earthy note as beer developed.

Mouthfeel was thick and voluptuous. Ideal mouth feel for a sour.

Paired this with shrimp, prosciutto and spinach Parmigiano reggiano Alfredo that I cooked up for my lady. Perfect pairing. I feel like this sour would go well with good Parmesan or any fruity cheese and salty crackers if you don't plan on cooking a feast.

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Photo of Moheban
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Red and brown. No head. Aroma was a complex array of red ales, oak, lactic sourness, cherry. As questionable as the appearance was, the aroma was the complete opposite as it was highly impressive.

Imparted dark cherry and blackberry, although I don't know if either of those were actually added to this beer. Sourness is prolly a 6.5 on a 10 pt scale. Very acidic. Cherry seems to kick it the hardest. ABV easy to cover with all those red malts and barrels. Well done display of what a red ale can be.

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Photo of rlee1390
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Cherry, other dark fruits. More tart than sour. Mild oak, little bit of grapes as well.

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Photo of Jack_Malts
4.64/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A great ruby brown appearance leads in to a nose full of lactic acidity and tart red berries and a deep, barnyard burnt aroma.

The flavor is initially sharp, but as it warms and you let it develop in your mouth(let your mouth adjust to the sharp acidity) a delightful candied cherry undertone emerges. Of course on top of this lies a cornucopia of tart flavors, from lemon pith to grapefruit to green grape skins.

The mouthfeel is on point! Almost palate stripping with a full body that coats with a lasting aftertaste that you can enjoy well after the beer is gone.

This is an a class american sour that I'd put up there with similar candidates like consecration and james and Julie, it hits all the right notes and is unapologetically mouth puckering. This might be more vulgar than European sours, but as a no holds barred american sour, it definitely holds it's own.

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Photo of Casey3236
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DanforthPewter
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atpca
3.62/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.76/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ruby brown (24) pour with dark khaki head; cap disappeared quickly; better than spotty lace; excellent clarity under cap. Tarty, funky Brett/fruity nose; some earthiness with lite wet horse blanket round out the aromas. Flavor of sour cherries up front with lite acidity; gentle oak flavor which shows up more in the mouthfeel; some horsiness but mostly sour cherries in the finish. The mouthfeel has a dryness from the oak without being overly drying; moderate lite carbonation. Overall, an excellent balance of complex sour fruit, oak and barnyard flavors. Light and so easy to drink. Outstanding.

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

Photo of rolltide8425
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SveNss0N
4.69/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of dvmin98
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ptykozoon
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark purple, tinges of brown. Light lacing.

Grape, apple, light oakiness, dark fruits, cherry.

Dark cherries, sour apple, sweetness. Blackberries.

Low carbonation, dense syrupy mouthfeel.


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Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.56/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 Beerbuddy21
4.64/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stolenface1
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep brown/red with tan head which falls somewhat quickly but leaves a ring around the glass on surface of the beer. Good lacing as I drink.Aroma of dark fruits, oak, lactic, slight funk, vanilla flavor follows aroma with added leather and tobacco notes, green apple, and a slight mineral from the barrel. The feel is medium with somewhat high carbonation.. perfect combo imo. Overall a great American version of a Flanders red/brown with what seems like an extra pedio bite. Wonderful beer.

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Photo of GreenMind
3.99/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 7Sport
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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Cascade Sang Rouge from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 356 ratings
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