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"26" Anniversary Cascade Pilsner - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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"26" Anniversary Cascade Pilsner"26" Anniversary Cascade Pilsner

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BA SCORE
86
very good

76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 10-10-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 76 | Reviews: 24
Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DOCRW
3.66/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

It's NOT a Pilsner not even close in the traditional sense, but boy does it drink nice it's really growing on me! The look is the closest and best part, but it really is a Pilsner session IPA and a good choice for a new beer drinker to work their way into the APA IPA arena. I've never been a fan of "Full Sail" they just lack in making competitive beers, but this while not in proper category is one of the best I've tried.... I picked these up on close out for $1.60. and now wish I would have bought all of them.
BJCP beer judge.

Photo of nickfl
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not bad, the hop character is brighter and more citrusy than a normal pils, but minimally so. Kind of muddy and lacking in clean character for a lager. Drinkable, but not impressive.

Photo of Catalin
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TBoneJones
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my pint as a light golden-in-appearance beer with minimal visible carbonation and a decent white header. Some lacing.
Smells of some tropical fruit as far as some light hops in the nose, a hint of sweet cherries.
This tastes just as I could have hoped after smelling it. Red-cherry-tropical fruit, light bread and sweet malts. Great balance with the pilsner malts and Oregon hops. Some bitterness, and a floral/ herbal aspect. Tasty.
Medium-thin bodied and nicely carbonated, creamy.
This was very nice. With a craft market saturated with hop-forward ipa's , this offers a satisfying fix of hops that are used in a refreshing way in pils fashion.

Photo of AnalogReigns
4.68/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Looks like this beer isn't retired any more.... An excellent pils! Never knew one could use cascade hops to do a good pilsner, but this proves Full Sail at least, can. Really a terrific beer, excellent for hot weather, or any time.

Photo of Tiernan
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BallsDeep
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IreRican
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wollefdoogylloj
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Williams21k
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of ilikebeer03
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Sir_Goatman
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Phi_Psi_OR_Beta
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Premo88
2.88/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 1

22 oz. bomber poured into pilsener

L: perfect ... 100% clear yellow/pale gold with loads of bubbles in the column and a 1-inch sticky head of foam that laces like crazy

S: floral hops, no malt ... not pilsener-like at all, just a huge chunk of bitter/flowery hops

T: almost but not quite like an oniony American pale ale ... plenty of good hop taste, some floral, some greenish, but next to no malt presence

F: just a shade watery but still good, loads of carbonation

O: if Full Sail had labeled this an APA, I might've given it 4+s across. as a pilsener, it does what most experimental American brews do -- miss the mark big time. it's all hops, no malt, and that's not what a pilsener is. So it's a fine brew in a vacuum, easily worth drinking, but it's a major disappointment for a German pilsener.

we've probably reached the point where we need an "American pilsener" style, so brews like this can compete amongst each other for review/ratings and not against the classics.

Photo of HoistinBrews
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Nightwish1094
4.46/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sabian
5/5  rDev +29.9%

AMAZING....... Period. If your looking to get into IPA's (or want an IPA feel without the bitterness of an IPA) this is the way to go!!!!!!!! Simply amazing!!!!!

Photo of gambreeno
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Hoopster4hire
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Crisp, well-balanced flavor profile. Decent citrus profile with a light malt backing. Highly drinkable.

Photo of rybobales
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of djrn2
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of WDJersey
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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"26" Anniversary Cascade Pilsner from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
86 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.