A Note on This Beer
Oregon’s Cascade Brewing is the epicenter of America’s Sour scene -- they boast a stacked trophy case including 3 GABF medals for their diverse collection of nuanced Barrel-Aged Sour Ales. Get ready to level up to “Sour Connoisseur” once you try today’s 2016 vintage of their 10.1% ABV Bourbon and Wine Barrel-Aged Sang Noir.
This #16 ranked Wild Ale on BeerAdvocate is a blend of Imperial Red Ales aged up to 2 years on Bing Cherries, imparting a tangy fruitiness and merging with the deep tannic character from the wine barrels. As you sip, layers of flavor complexity reveal themselves: vanilla and toasted oak from the Bourbon barrels, a Port-like vinous edge, dried tart cherries, cinnamon-nutmeg spice, and a hint of smoky tobacco, all tied together with Cascade’s signature bright lactic sourness.
Sang Noir is only released once a year, and to taste it is to discover the heart of Cascade’s Sour expertise, delivering complex flavors that know no bounds. There’s a reason BeerAdvocate fans rate it 4.45 -- just take it from user @Robomonkey: “Good God. I'm not even a big sour drinker but every time I put Cascade in my face I'm filled with joy. Had this minutes before A Cantillon Kriek. No contest, this wins.”
Ranked #16 Wild Ale on BeerAdvocate; Rated 4.45 on BA; 4.27 on Untappd
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