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Cascade Premium Lager - Cascade Brewery Company Ltd.

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BA SCORE
67
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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 foles
3.38/5  rDev +28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I really like this beer. Its miles ahead of the typical Macros aorund Australia. Its got a bit of flavour, while maintaining that typical Aussie lager character. There is a strange kind of maltiness present, and a slight grassy quality that separates it from the pack. A good acquisition if the price is right. You can easily have a session on these

foles, Mar 19, 2008
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 jarmby1711
3.48/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I reviewed this several years ago and have tried many lagers since.
I subsequently have a higher opinion
This was poured into a pint glass,clear golden and sustained head.
The smell is still a little insipid however there was a pronounced sharpish almost Pils like hop character.It is none too sweet and has a distinctive clean mouthfeel.
It is a better drink in a large glass and is a good drink at that

jarmby1711, Oct 07, 2007
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 Finite
3.33/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Golden / Pale. Ok head, Disipates at a steady rate. Leaves some lacing

S - A Naive friend of a friend once told me cascade was like drinking out of a grass catcher. I found it totaly amusing and still do (more so considering his favorite beer is XXXX). Thats hops my friend. Something this beer always does well to capture. Strong tassie hop aroma.

T - Great fresh flavours is the impression I always get from this brew. Balanced malt and hop flavours make this a great beer. The flavour balance is almost perfect. Where it looses points is that these flavours are very simple and a little on the watery side.

M - Moderate to high carbonisation. Good pairng with the flavours. Again the secret to this beer is its balance of elements. Maybe a little to much but thats personal.

D - Perfect, could gulp this drop down all day but it would get pretty boring after a few. Its a beer that excells at the balance of its elements but doesnt really push anything new and isnt all that flavourfull.

Finite, Nov 29, 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 vancurly
3.53/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Gold colour, good white head & bubbles.
Lifted grain/flour aroma, subtle metallic notes of the hops.
Crisp Euro lager flavour (which, I believe, is a more appropriate category for this beer). Good Tassie hop flavour, hint of sulfur.
Balance is good; chewy malt up front, which "crisps" nicely, with a nice bitterness bringing it together.
This has always been my restaurant pre-dinner beer of choice. Always a good competition between it and it's main rival, Boag's.

vancurly, Aug 16, 2006
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
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 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 zerk
3.03/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

An Aussie friend of mine brought this back for me... so that act of beer kindness might slightly cloud my judgment of this one.

Pours a clear gold with almost no head. Aroma is a nice mix of sweet grain and a very light herbal hoppiness. Flavor is very subdued... some sweet malt and grain flavors with a light bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is light and carbonation is fizzy.

By no means a great beer, but not bad either. An easy drinking beer that would be a decent thrist quencher for a summer day.

zerk, Feb 20, 2004
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 joecast
3.43/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

clear golden color on pouring. with a fine thing pack of bubbles at the top of the glass. sufficient hop aroma greets the nose.
compared to the light, its got a cleaner. less bitter taste and finish. i dont mean that "good hop bitterness", i mean that "this isnt really good beer" bitterness.
overall flavor is more malt than hops. somewhat typical australian lager flavor in that it doesnt jump out at you. very subdued.
i would expect more from a premium but it isnt a bad beer.
would like to see them do more of the seasonal things with their normal release beers, but i wont hold my breath.

joecast, Dec 07, 2003
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
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Cascade Premium Lager from Cascade Brewery Company Ltd.
67 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.