"26" Anniversary Cascade Pilsner - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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4.34/5 rDev +13.9%
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.
06-12-2014 18:16:07 | More by avwrite
4.18/5 rDev +9.7%
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.
12-23-2013 03:10:50 | More by Hoptometrist
4.15/5 rDev +8.9%
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.
04-27-2014 04:57:28 | More by mactrail
4.15/5 rDev +8.9%
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...
11-12-2013 21:18:17 | More by KVNBGRY
4.05/5 rDev +6.3%
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.
06-14-2014 22:35:24 | More by mjryan
4.05/5 rDev +6.3%
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.
05-26-2014 17:55:21 | More by StonedTrippin
4.04/5 rDev +6%
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?
11-28-2013 19:08:01 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.98/5 rDev +4.5%
Pale gold body with a creamy, fluffy white head; minor lacing on the glass. Grassy and malty aroma with a bit of spicy and floral hop character. Light cereal grain flavors combined with a peppery bitterness. Medium-light body with a slightly coarse carbonation; clean and dry finish.
A very respectable pilsner with a nice representation of Cascade hops in the aroma and flavor. One the better basic pilsners I've had in a while. Full Sail has a winner lager for its 26th Anniversary. I hope other beers they may offer also make the grade.
04-14-2014 23:21:53 | More by beergoot
3.89/5 rDev +2.1%
Clear pale yellow with two fingers of white head. Good amount of lacing.
Yeasty floral malty smell.
Taste is similar with good amount of hops herbal and floral. Just a touch of piney resin on the back of the tongue. Malts are in the right amount for balance.
Crisp dry and refreshing light bodied right carbonation.
Long dry bitter pleasant finish. Slightly fruity pilsner.
Enjoyed it quite a lot. Would make an excellent warmer weather beer.
12-16-2013 06:15:34 | More by Spikester
3.8/5 rDev -0.3%
Pours a clear solar yellow with a thick and rather persistent snow-white head. Crisp, fruity aroma has a strong yeasty overtone. Flavor is mainly malty, but quite tasty, with yeasty and subtle fruity hints. Smooth, firm texture leaves a hoppy undertone. I am not a big Pilsner fan, but this is a good one.
12-16-2013 02:21:58 | More by Cyberkedi
"26" Anniversary Cascade Pilsner from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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