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Cascade Premium Lager - Cascade Brewery Company Ltd.

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BA SCORE
67
poor

39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 2.64
pDev: 24.24%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cascade Brewery Company Ltd. visit their website
Australia

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 06-17-2002)
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Photo of pin
1/5  rDev -62.1%

pin, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of Buebie
1.15/5  rDev -56.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

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.

Buebie, Apr 15, 2009
Photo of IronDjinn
1.6/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Yet another foray into overpriced Australian imported beer available here in Alberta, which has tended to end in tears in the past.

I like the bottle for this stuff, nice sturdy ergonomically designed green glass. I must admit ignorance as to the exact animal and species that is portrayed in the 1800's styled label, which also makes another cameo embossed on the bottle (jarmby1711 pointed out later that it's an extinct Tasmanian Tiger), opposing three curved embossed lines around the neck which I take to be the claw marks of this beast. Enough marketing assumptions though, lets get to the beer. Best before date says I'm still a few months in the clear.

It pours out a clear light golden colour, with a decent tight white head for a lager, and a fair amount of retention. A considerable amount of very sticky lacing. The aroma is, oh, not very pleasant at all. Cooked veggies with an underlying mystery sweetness that truly does not pair up. With some determination I can make out the faint echo of metallic grains. Things take a turn for the worse with the flavour. Bitter metallic grains with a burst of light sweetness in the middle, but that cooked veggie presence is looms over the whole ordeal, popping out on the aftertaste for a solo appearance. The mouthfeel is light, the only real body to speak of is supplied by the fizzy carbonation, but it's difficult to concentrate on it and discern it from the awful taste. The one saving grace about this lager is that it is slighly more palatable when drank straight out of the bottle. That's what it comes down to with this beer, the bottle is the only real saving grace, and it's far from enough to make up for bad beer.

IronDjinn, Mar 22, 2005
Photo of adityashekhar
1.75/5  rDev -33.7%

adityashekhar, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of MsNitch
1.83/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

MsNitch, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of CrazyDavros
1.88/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

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.

CrazyDavros, May 20, 2010
Photo of Naerhu
1.98/5  rDev -25%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Green bottle with foil around the neck.

dull yellow body with barely any head. sea scum like lacing.

herbacious weedy nose with no hops apparent.

suprisingly maltier flavor than I expected, but then again I was expecting water. Simple soapy maltiness that has the slightest tingle of hops in the far background.

Bottle says this is traditionally brewed. Maybe they should update something because this beer needs improvement.

Bottle also says that this beer is a premium lager. I am afraid to taste something the brewers thing sub-premium is.

The ingredients read malt, hops, grains and sulfite salt.

Naerhu, Feb 01, 2004
Photo of rastaman
2/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Too fizzy and bland, some people reckon this is palatable? Yes it probably is, but why drink something with minimal flavour? A bit sweet at the start aswell, boring.

rastaman, Jun 17, 2002
Photo of remitrom
2/5  rDev -24.2%

remitrom, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of no8
2/5  rDev -24.2%

no8, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of XsoldoutX
2.25/5  rDev -14.8%

XsoldoutX, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of rjimlad
2.28/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into standard schoner glass and the head dissipated within 30 seconds. Not much in the way of aroma. Taste is rather uninteresting but hops are well integrated and well balanced. There is a light grainy flavour and I agree with the reviewer who said it was "metallic". The carbonation is highish and the mouthfeel is very sparkly and after a while a bit too much. Drinkability is Ok and is nice on a hot day after some activity. Its an OK beer but boring. Most Australians think its a premium but its a very macro quaffer. I wouldn't buy it but I'd prefer it over any other Oz macro at dinner or after activity.

rjimlad, Feb 22, 2007
Photo of charlesw
2.4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

charlesw, Mar 22, 2009
Photo of Joel12
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

Joel12, Jul 30, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

likeemdark, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of wl0307
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

BB 10/12/2007, served chilled in a pilsner glass.

A: pours a very pale straw hue, not 100% clear; the thick, white pillowy foam lasts pretty well, on top of rather lively carbonation full of large bubbles.
S: a lively dusty note decorates the sharply sweet lemony body, backed by a light flow of grassy hoppiness, a pretty dense grainy lager maltiness. The smell almost reminds me of a dry German Pilsener, if it is not compromised by the richly sweet edge.
T: really bland... the neutrally flavoured maltiness comes with a lightly sour touch of lemons and dried grass, while the already faint flavour of malts gradually dissipates and yields to a thin-bodied lemon-zesty sour-bitterness and a chewy but semi-chemical finish.
M&D: spritzy and "loose" on the mouthfeel and very thin-bodied, while the flavour is so light that in the end only a watery taste of grainy liquid and rough dry-ness of a lager remain. Not as horrible as Bud, but really it has nothing much to enjoy, either.

wl0307, Oct 28, 2007
Photo of Macca
2.6/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Macca, Jan 07, 2009
Photo of patre_tim
2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

patre_tim, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of magpieken
2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

magpieken, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of DaveFL1976
2.88/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I only find myself drinking Cascade Premium Lager when I end up at a CUB-only restaurant or bar. I look at it as the lesser of the evils, I suppose. Slightly grassy, macro smell. Little taste other than a bit of sweetness from what I hope is barley. It's easy drinking because there's so little character to it, and it's refreshing at least. Fairly clean aftertaste. Not great, but OK if you're in a bind.

DaveFL1976, Jan 04, 2006
Photo of JohnfromDublin
2.88/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Sampled this bottle on 9th Sept 2006. 5.2%ABV attractively packaged (for a green) bottle with label showing a pair of Tasmanian Devils. On the label, it said "best by: see label". No date to be seen! Twist off cap (discovered after using opener).

Poured a clear pale straw coloured body with a decent white foam. Smelled of grass and slight hops. Tasted okay with a bitter hoppy aftertaste. Reminded me of Greek beer except for this feature.
Mouthfeel: a little syrupy. Drinkability: not the worst, but I found that I tired of it well before finishing.

JohnfromDublin, Sep 05, 2006
Photo of BrazilianAussie
3/5  rDev +13.6%

BrazilianAussie, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of galluch
3/5  rDev +13.6%

galluch, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of mikelward
3/5  rDev +13.6%

mikelward, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of alexgash
3/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I like the label, but I've always had a soft spot for thylacines. This Tasmanian lager pours a clear honey-yellow with golden edges and a clingy, tight soft-white head. Smells of ripe, hops (almost pungeant, sea-air, Saaz-ish, but not quite), over a honey-soaked bed of fruity malt. Pungeant, striking hop flavor up front. Resinous and herbal. Light Euro-hop skunk, but not too bad. Solid malt backbone comes out in the finish. LIghtly buttered bread with a hint of fruit. Not a bad lager, but needs a little work. Light-bodied with adequate carbonation. I've had much worse Aussie beers.

alexgash, Mar 02, 2006
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Cascade Premium Lager from Cascade Brewery Company Ltd.
67 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.