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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
85
very good

53 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 10-10-2013)
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Ratings: 53 | Reviews: 17 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.6/5  rDev -5.5%

djrn2, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

WDJersey, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

Irrationalist, Aug 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

dertyd, Aug 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Mebuzzard, Aug 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

Jame515, Aug 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

Erik-P, Aug 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

zestar, Aug 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

neckbeered, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

Goatdavemac, Aug 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

XmnwildX12, Jul 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

PretzelCity, Jul 15, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -60.6%

PHBoiler, Jul 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

FakeDeniro, Jul 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

GClarkage, Jul 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

valkyre65, Jun 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

drinkAK, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of mjryan
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

mjryan, Jun 14, 2014
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4.34/5  rDev +13.9%
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.

avwrite, Jun 12, 2014
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3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in Nonic. Poured a perfectly clean, clear, crisp, bright light gold color with about 1/4 inch of white head that had moderate retention and lacing.

The aroma was very subdued, light grains with a very slight yeast scent, and some very gentle hops in the background. Nothing really wrong with the aroma, just no real personality. On the tongue the beer has a bit bolder of a presence, the grains are a bit earthier, the yeast spicier, and the hops just bold enough to provide a slight bite.

The body was a bit thicker than I prefer in the style, was still very smooth and even. The finish was stickier than I would have liked, but still managed to be mostly dry. Drinkability was pretty good, you could easily drink several of these in the outside seating area of your local drinkery. Overall, a pretty nice brew. Not a standard for the style, but a beer that's certainly worth a shot if you see it.

beertunes, Jun 01, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

StonedTrippin, May 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Gagnonsux, May 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

LXIXME, May 13, 2014
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"26" Anniversary Cascade Pilsner from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
85 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.