gr_pa (949) - siemianowice, POLAND - FEB 5, 2018
Heavily sour, tannic. Wood, dry fruits, cherries, lactobacillus. bit of vinegar. heman (1311) - Tychy, POLAND - FEB 5, 2018
Aromat kwaśny, nieco winny, czerwone owoce, suszone drewno. W smaku wysoka kwaśność, wytrawne, nieco nut octowych, czerwone owoce. Finisz cierpki, taninowy. IndianaRed (5200) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 4, 2018
On tap at PreFunk Boise hazy reddish brown with a thin ring of light tan head. Deep woody earthy tartness. Some red berry jam notes and a little vinegar sourness. A big bold American Flemish red RasmusOtt (2961) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2018
Bottle @ hos ullas. Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma of balsamic, oak, slight caramel, lactic tartness and ripe plums. Taste of oak, balsamic, ripe plums and some vinous notes. Klimaet (3130) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2018
Bottle @ Hos Ullas Share. Pours light hazy dark brown with a small brown head. Aromas of acetone, balsamico, caramel, oak, cherries, dusty malts. Taste has balsamico, vinegar, oak, light cherry, caramel malts.
Iznogud (4991) - CROATIA - DEC 16, 2017
Bottle, 750 ml at MBR, Kiselo Druženje. Courtesy of Matt. Pours dark red with beige head. Nice, quite sour, berries, dark fruit, somewhat vinous, wood. Medium bodied. Alengrin (6007) - BELGIUM - NOV 25, 2017
Vintage bottle of four years old (bottled 2013) from De Caigny, still with the original Sang Rouge label; a blend of barrel-aged Flemish red-style sour ales, even if the brewery insists on having created their own "North West sour ale" style. Very creamy and regularly shaped, yellow-beige, densely moussy, very stable head, medium thick and opening slowly here and there in the middle but otherwise hardly collapsing at all actually, crowning an initially completely clear, beautifully wine-red, dark burgundy coloured beer with deep ruby tinge, a marvel to look at and fitting this time of the year perfectly. Classic and classy sour ale bouquet, initially a bit closed but graciously opening up to reveal impressions of medlar, sour wild apples, unripe blue plums and ripe blackberries, maracuja, 'dusty' old furniture-like oak wood, red wine vinegar and very old Saint-Emilion, caramel, hints of dried pomegranate (anardana), soggy grey rye bread, redcurrant, sherry flor, varnish, blackcurrant juice, autumn leaves on a forest floor, figs, balsamico. Hits the mouth with a lot of acidity right from the start, like red wine vinegar, puckering and stretching all over the palate - yet in the end 'thin' enough to unveil the beer's full complexity; lots of acidic redcurrant, wry unripe plum, sour grape and crabapple impressions accompany the vinegary factor in a mildly carbonated, supple, bit vinous environment. Develops a soft sweetish core in the middle, thanks to mellow caramelly maltiness, providing a bit of balance against that vinegar sourness - yet perhaps just not quite enough, as the latter goes on to completely dry the palate, especially when an increasing, very tannic oakiness sets in, adding additional dryness, but also complexity. A glue-ish effect shows up, followed by an afterglow of warming alcohol, a tad sherry-like (probably due to a very subtle beginning of oxidation as well), and a late but firm, 'deep', earthy hop bitterness in the tail - yet all of this remains deeply soaked in that vinegar sourness and fruity wryness. Cascade has played a crucial pioneering role in the rise of new, American (and now international) sour ales, this one being clearly inspired by the ancient Flemish red tradition, but like many of these new wave sours, especially the American ones, the sourness is perhaps just a bit much; its vinegary effect does distract a bit from the rest of the flavours, but if you can take a robust amount of sourness in your beer, this is a must try. It has complexity, beauty and boldness enough, but admittedly I enjoyed Cascade's fruit sours even more. 'Modern classic' sour ale though, one that sourheads should not miss. weihenweizen (4304) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2017
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle corked and capped poured into a tulip. Dark red with medium beige head. Aroma is tart wood, medium body, medium/well carbonated, and thick small-bubble lacing. Taste is tart oak and stone fruit. ShivanDragon (4749) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2017
sample from bottle @ZZT 2017 at Benzai's, shared by caesar, sang rouge 2013 version, reddish/brown with a white even slightly khaki head. Aroma of red fruits, wood, oak, sour cherries/berries. Taste is pretty sour/acidic. oak, medium sweetness, fairly dry mouthfeel, lots of sour red fruits, above average body, soft carbo, nice. 77ships (11601) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2017
Thanks to caesar! 750 ml. bottle sampled as “Cascade Sang Rouge” @ ZZT 2017. Dark brownish red. Nose is vinegar massive acidic puckering oak USA style, vinegar & glue sour but in a odd pleasant way, acidic cherry pits,… Taste is balsamic vinegar, pucerkig, glue, thick enough for it too work balsamic vinegar malt, puckering cherry pits, oak,… Thick glue, vinegar acidic body. I shouldn’t like it but it strangely tasty & drinkable. Very nice puckering rich sour. Very tasty, another wonderful Cascade.