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RATINGS: 258   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 304   ABV: 10.12%
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This NW style sour ale was made with various red ales that were aged in oak with Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, then blended with red ales that were aged in Port and Pinot Noir barrels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (4578) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2009
WTWBA, 2009. Red. Moderate carbonation. Sweet balsamic vinegar with real sour cherry flavor. Far from the most sour beer I have had, but good sourness flavor. Good complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6093) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2009
GABF 2009, Big sourness, cherry tartness, tart acidity, mouth-puckering tartness. Solid sour cherry aspect, nice mouthfeel, One of the largest lines @ GABF & rightfully so

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - SEP 30, 2009
9/28/09 notes: poured at GABF, sampled twice. Pours red-brown with almost no head. Aroma and flavors display overlying sourness, complemented subtly with tart cherry, strawberry, and cherry. Really wel balanced, finishing with apple cider vinegar. Good twang to this beer. My lasting impression is that Sang Royal is a handsome twist on a Flanders Red style, amped up Cascade style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2009
draft @ Uber - thick, dark red with heavy off-white head; resiny nose with rich mix of cherries, dark fruit, malts, oak; quite wine-like; mild fizz on the lips with sweet tartness from the cherries; lots going on here; tartness and sweetness balance out well; i think the port adds another level of richness not found in the Sang Noir

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 27, 2009
GABF 2009: between GABF sessions and Dr. Bill’s tasting, I think I drank more of this beer than any other over the GABF weekend. Pours a muddy reddish brown color with a full, fluffy light brown head. Nose is a nice, sweet, cherry vinious dark complex thing, i must say. Flavors pretty much reiterate that nose...sour cherry, dark malt complexities, clean as can be...tart as fuck and lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2009 WTWBA 2009. A very cherry sour aroma with the usual funky notes I’d expect. The port comes through very mildly which was nice - I was worried it might overpower. Very similar flavor profiles. I have a bottle of this coming in trade and can’t wait to spend a little more time with it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2009 750ml bottle from Todd of all places ... Pours a muddled dark amber caramel brown with a very light beige head... Aroma is very la folie like with tart/sour cherry and wood notes. Light caramel backbone... Flavors are wood, cherry , and wood with lighter caramel notes. Soft and less compelling then say la folie but still self-deserving. Light and creamy mouthfeel. I do like this so i say yes

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Bottle from Beerlando. Pours a brownish red with a offwhite head. Nose is acidic, some brett, though mostly fruity acidity. Cherries peak through as well. On taste, it’s definitely sour, but softened by the oak. The cherries come through somewhat. Robust and dry. Pretty exceptional.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21255) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2009
Bottle at Papsø. Hazy orange red coloured with a huge off white head. Fruity and light acidic aroma of berries, cherries and cherry stones. Light acidic flavour of berries and varnyard. Tart berryish finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2009
750 ml bottle from the brewery. Pours a deep dark opaque brownish color, some rusty red notes throughout, with a brownish moderate sied head that stays decent sized, laces some. Aromas are a nice Flemish Red type, caramel malts linger benath, as a nice tart cherry, a touch of vinegar, wet wood and dry oak, a touch prickly, with light vanilla but preaching a solid sournes on top. Initial is medium bodied, lighter than expected though, some tart sour cherries and funky brett, wet oak barrel with a touch of vanilla and vingar, caramel and a touch of toffee and nuttiness underneath. This beer will throw some heartburn your way with moderate sourness and tart cherries. A bit of a prickliness and smaller puckering quality, the beer is sour, but doesn’t stick to the palate amazingly for what it is. Bit of lactic sticks to the palate, sourness grows like a wave further in. A solid Flemish Red styled sour. Very good overall.

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