Cascade Premium Lager - Cascade Brewery Company Ltd.
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Ratings: 39 | Reviews: 25 | Display Reviews Only:
3.23/5 rDev +22.3%
Bottle: brown 375mL bottle, reasonable label for a macro.
Appearance: pours a decent bright amber-gold colour with plenty of visible carbonation per the style. A white head pops up and fizzles away quite slowly to leave a solid cap after a few minutes.
Aroma: the aroma is grass hops and bread malts, some citrus there too. Pretty good for a lager - more like a Czech Pilsner.
Taste: falls away a bit here, but still decent. Just a standard American Adjunct lager - a bit bland, but refreshing served chilled.
Aftertaste: follows pretty closely - drops away pretty quickly per the style. Makes it easy drinking on a hot day.
Mouth feel: lighter in body with a higher carbonation - very refreshing.
Overall: better than your average lager, but not by much. Has the same refreshing feel on a hot day, but has a touch more lemon and grass citrus than usual. A good fit on the 'slightly premium' shelf.
03-06-2014 03:33:55 | More by SmashPants
3.18/5 rDev +20.5%
A: Pours a golden color with a fair head that fades to bits of lacing.
S: Aroma is a bit on the mild side with bit of hops, malt sweetness and bit of grain in the background.
T: Taste is also on the mild side with a light malt sweetness. Mild bitterness and a clean finish.
F: Fairly light body, crisp smooth and refreshing.
O: Drinkable Euro Lager. Goes best with meals.
05-30-2013 03:25:48 | More by soju6
1.83/5 rDev -30.7%
A: Crystal clear like apple cider, lots of bubbles coming to a pure white, one finger head
S: Grassy, like old wet hay or rotting vegetables. Bubbles tickle the nose and it is served so drastically cold that I really can't smell much beyond the area around me. Does glass smell?
T: Carbonation masks and then coldness freezes, malts are chewy and heavy while flavors are as they smelled: last season compost. There is a definite metallic taste that could be from my glass but other gassy off notes and a sad corn syrup sweetness.
M: Dry, light body
O: In a landscape where American adjunct lagers still reign on high Cascade does a great job of keeping up the pace. It is great if you are looking for a beer that was blindly consumed by the post war crowd. I would say for sure it is "clean, crisp and refreshing." But then so is water.
11-29-2012 15:35:50 | More by MsNitch
3.1/5 rDev +17.4%
375ml green bottle, glad to have been able to grab a single, given the dear going rates for a sixer of Aussie stuff around here. Tasmania, wow, so literally far away - thank you, Pluto and your Goodbye Girl.
This beer pours a hazy, pale golden straw colour, with two fingers of off-white silky, whipped cream head, which settles evenly, leaving a decent pock-marked wall of painted lace around the glass.
It smells of mild grainy pale malt, a bit of plastic phenols, and grassy, rather Heineken-esque (quelle surprise!) skunky hops. The taste is semi-sweet pale and faint caramel malt, stale cornbread, a hard water stoniness, and musky floral, weedy, and now fleetingly skanky hops.
The carbonation is moderate, and maybe a bit airy, the body medium-light in weight, and somewhat smooth, a certain cloying nature growing as it warms. It finishes off-dry, retaining some of the bready malt, some more of the corniness, and a thankfully (I guess) waning bitter grassy hoppiness.
If this is indeed an AAL, then a bit of congratulations are in order - this does well to surpass more or less anything else I've had the misfortune of trying from this woebegone style. Sure, there's that green bottle derived, vaguely skanky odor, but it dissipates soon enough, leaving a decent (mostly) malt-forward lager, with an earthy, vegetal dryness. I can't help but see this as a silver lining, given how far this bottle has come to be in front of me - one thinks that a fresh one would be even more roundly agreeable.
05-11-2011 02:10:26 | More by biboergosum
3.28/5 rDev +24.2%
Clean, inoffensive and actually pretty refreshing; this beer made for a nice wash-down of sausages after a quick swim in ketchup for this jet-lagged dude.
Recommended? Naw, but if your father-in-law offers you a beer - you are best to accept. And like he said to me after the last time I bought him a beer, "This is a great beer because I didn't have to pay for it".
02-21-2011 11:08:25 | More by burnheartsMKE
3.08/5 rDev +16.7%
I had this beer in this tiny little bar in Singapore, and it's my first time trying this beer.
A: Pours a golden yellow colour with a lot of fizz that dissipates rather too quickly for my liking.
S: Pretty unimpressive, typical adjunct smells and some skunkiness, thanks to the green bottle.
T: This is where this beer came to some life. The taste was surprisingly crisp, like drinking a refreshing glass of Perrier water, a very hoppy bitter aftertaste that was actually quite nice. There was some hint of citrus, but adjunct flavours predominated.
M: Dry, crisp mouthfeel
D: I could down a few of these on a hot day, simply because I enjoy crisp, dry beers on a hot day but otherwise nothing really outstanding about this beer.
Overall, a decent macro from Australia's 'oldest brewery' (as the bottle claims). I have had better but for a macro, this is pretty darn good.
06-01-2010 07:42:12 | More by bala747
1.88/5 rDev -28.8%
Pours gold with a small sudsy head.
Aroma is faint with grainy malt and subtle grassy hops. Grainy malt is quite dirty really.
Flavours include a fair bit of malt surprisingly, slight grainy, somewhat bready. Faint grassy hops also show, finishing with a restrained bitterness.
Too much carbonation. Much too much. Ridiculous.
05-20-2010 12:17:47 | More by CrazyDavros
1.15/5 rDev -56.4%
Yikes, this beer smells like a mixture of shit and skunk. I can only imagine here, that a skunk shit in my beer!
Poured from a green twist off into a tulip. The head produced is about half an inch of white. Light yellow in color, transparent, and deer god, its sitting about 3 feet away from me and all I can smell is skunk shit.
The taste also resembles poop and skunks. I cant even finish this review, this has never happend to me. This beer is terrible. Drink only before trying to capture a skunk. He might think you are a skunk too. I'm not gonna even make my dog drink this, drainpour.
04-15-2009 19:01:50 | More by Buebie
2.4/5 rDev -9.1%
What's weird... Is that I popped the cap and got that fresh smell of a bud. Like... Totally. Hopalicious. Um. Not really.
The color is too light. There's no head. It smells "crisp" (like that weird bud bitterness). It tastes "crisp" - doesn't have the adjunct lager sweetness. It's probably OK on a hot day but it doesn't do it for me right now (17c). Bleh.
03-22-2009 10:04:12 | More by charlesw
3.25/5 rDev +23.1%
Appearance - 3.0
Pours half a finger of white head that quickly reduced over a clear straw yellow body.
Smell - 3.0
Not much in the way of aroma, but no off smells. Sweetish with grains and a little corn in the background.
Taste - 3.0
Crisp, dry refreshing and boring. Flavours of grain and husk, hops give little flavour but a pleasant lingering bitterness, finishes cracker dry.
Mouthfeel - 3.5
Fine, persistent carbonation give the beer a nice mouthfeel.
Drinkability - 4.0
Very much a sessionable, easy drinker.
OVERALL - 3.15
A better than average macro lager, nothing special, but a better choice than Heineken or Becks.
02-01-2009 12:51:04 | More by LittleCreature
2.6/5 rDev -1.5%
This pours a pale straw/gold colour. What little head there was disappeared very quickly. Clear.
Both the palate and the nose are grains. A touch of hops in there but not enough to make it interesting.
Medium to light bodied.
Just another ok brew.
01-07-2009 10:12:08 | More by Macca
Cascade Premium Lager from Cascade Brewery Company Ltd.
67 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.