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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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86
very good

72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 2
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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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 Braheem
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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 GClarkage
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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 avwrite
4.34/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

A - Great appearance. For a pilsner, it's pretty low in bubblage. Very crisp and clear.

S - Smells great. Slightly malty and sweet, but you can tell from the start it's going to be a smooth ride.

T - Delicious. Not too bitter, with some surprising sweetness. Slight malts and fruit flavors.

M - A rare pilsner that doesn't make you feel "gassy" afterwards. Low carbonation. Great for a hot day, I could drink this as a refresher.

O - I'm usually partial to dark beers, but I would recommend Full Sail as a great pilsner any day of the week.

Photo of LXIXME
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of neckbeered
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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 MatthewPlus
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of TBoneJones
4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
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 Hoptometrist
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from the bottle into a pilsner glass.

A- Poured a clear golden color, some light visible carbonation, fluffy white head that left some chunky lace.

S- Big floral aroma, grapefruit, and lemon.

T- Big floral notes and fruity notes of grapefruit, lemon, and lime, some bready notes. A big citrusy pop and some bitterness on the finish.

M- Dry, soft carbonation, and lighter bodied The mouthfeel reminds me of a light sparkling champagne or cider.

O- This is a really flavorful pilsner with big fruity hop notes and light hop bitterness.

Photo of mactrail
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Attractive amber brew poured into the, oh what the heck, angular Ciney tulip. Pleasant sudsy mouthfeel with modest foam but some lacing along the glass. Inviting flowery, hoppy scent.

Light bodied and crisp with some malt substance. Some piney hops with an aromatic, tangy sensation. Slight malty sweetness with a biscuity taste followed by a little acidity. Tastes of lime peel come through for the bitter finish. I have to say this is one of the most pleasant American Pilsners I've tasted.

This is just an extremely drinkable brew. I think they took some care to present a light but excellent beer instead of the usual anniversary alcohol bomb. It's actually unique among the annual celebration beers, but after 26 years they can afford to showcase what they do best-- suave, tasty lagers.

Photo of KVNBGRY
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle with "255" on the label

Ap. - Brilliant, Lively gold. White head sticks around the whole time leaving perfect lacing.

Ar. - Slight grain/fruit

T. - Light refreshing malt. Sweet, fruity hops.

M. - Light, dry, little carbonation.

O. - Wow...

Photo of mjryan
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As a long time homebrewer this is something I've contemplated for some time. Marry the classic hoppy Czech/German Pils with Cascade hops. Thanks Full Sail for beating me to the punch. See, for awhile now I've been a bit underwhelmed by the Cascade hop. It's a mother beautiful hop, but it's once mighty nature has been eclipsed by the new world high alpha dual bitter/aroma powerhouses of the world. Simcoe, Citra, Mosaic, HB3.14159265359, blah blah blah. You get the picture. In my mind Cascade is the USAs "noble" hop. Bred for speed, bred for comfort, bred for its classic, signature floral/citrus aroma. But at the end of the day it has more in common with Saaz and Tetnang than it does with Amarillo or Nelson Sauvin. Let's face it, Cascade has become a geriatric hop variety, albeit an extremely classy, well aged one. And much like its "noble" brethren I wanted to see how it would perform in a classic pils beer. Again, thanks Full Sail and congratulations on 26 years of wonderful beers. So enough with the jive and shuck, let's cut the what? Oh yeah, Full Sail Cascade Pilsner. Everything I could have hoped for and more, lovely colour, floral/citrus/ hay like classic pils aroma with a bit of new world balls. Toast with honey and butter. Bitter, off dry, and thirst quenching. Liquid gold, pure happiness. Staggeringly good stuff.

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

its sad but true to me, that full sail's best beer to date (that I've had anyway) is a pils. its a great pils, one of the best american ones i can remember, but its just a pils, and for a brewery who puts out so much beer thats interesting and should be fantastic, it seems a bit ironic, but ill take it, because this is wonderful beer. crystal clear, radiant yellow gold color, insanely active carbonation, and a white head collecting and rising up over an inch high and never really settling down much. the frantic bubbles are incredible, just packed with carbonation, and its as clear as they come. the nose is lightly hopped, probably cascade given the name here, alpha rich, but delicately done. the grains don't scream german pils at me, but i get it. more of a standard american two row type, not as dusty or bakery feeling as the german ones. the hops carry all the way through, juicy and fresh as can be, notes of pineapple and pine, and a touch of sweetness. honey sweetness from the grain is there, but its cleaned up by the yeast really well and the finish is fast and refreshing. carbonation is big time, and the body is light. its a beer i could drink all day, and its interesting enough to not get boring. really a very good take on a style that usually doesn't do much for me.

Photo of Williams21k
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce bottle - $6.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, deep yellow body with a medium-small, white head.

Smell: Citrusy hops, predominately lemon, but also some gentle touches of resin, spice. Pils malts with a damp grain note and a bit of sweet accented cereals.

Taste: Lightly grainy, straw-accented pilsner malts with a lightly honeyish, cereal sweet element to it. Cheerfully fruity hops, candied lemon peel, mainly, but a thin sliver of pineapple. Just a bit spicy. Medium bitterness. Takes on an everso slight mealy grain quality on the back-half. Fairly clean, drying finish with a bit of the citrus and bitterness lingering.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: A pleasing, characterful pilsner. Served for Thanksgiving, but, geez, where was this when it was sweltering outside?

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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