"26" Anniversary Cascade Pilsner - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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3/5 rDev -21.1%
6% ABV confirmed. 1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with branded pry-off pressure cap acquired at a local bottle shop and served into an Odell stem-tulip in me friend's gaff in high altitude Fort Collins, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are below average given the brewery.
Served cold - straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.
A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.
Pours a 1.5 finger wide head of white colour. Average thickness. Not much creaminess. Head retention is above average - about 3 minutes. No lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes.
Body colour is a clear translucent yellow-copper of average vibrance. Clean; no yeast particles/sediment is visible.
Overall, it's pretty standard fare for a pilsener.
Sm: Floral hop character, pilsener malts, clean barley, some herbal hop character, and some malty sweetness.
No yeast character or alcohol is detectable.
It's a pleasant aroma of mild strength. I'm optimistic.
T: Clean barley, pilsener malts, floral hop character, and some malty sweetness. It's quite simple, and brings none of the interesting flavours I'd expect from Cascade hops. Fairly well balanced. Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour. Lacks complexity, subtlety, nuance, and intricacy. I like it in a general sense, but it's not unique or special. Largely unimpressive.
No yeast character or alcohol comes through.
Mf: Smooth and wet. Crisp. Overcarbonated. Too heavy, thick, and full-bodied for a pilsener. Suits the flavour profile decently in a general sense, I guess. Certainly doesn't feel custom-tailored to it.
Not oily, astringent, gushed, hot, or boozy.
Dr: Drinkable, sure, but it's pretty underwhelming. At $4.00 USD a bomber, I suppose you could do worse, but I wouldn't trifle with this again. It ain't bad, but it's far from unique or special. Will get buried amidst the myriad of superior brews in the style.
01-01-2014 08:04:37 | More by kojevergas
3.53/5 rDev -7.1%
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.
06-01-2014 21:41:04 | More by beertunes
3.71/5 rDev -2.4%
22 oz from Fred Meyer in S,Salem. $4.49 Haven’t seen this one yet. Clear pale gold coloured beer with a large thick and frothy white head. Fruity,grassy hop aromas..papaya,apricot come to mind, maybe a little too fruity for style but its nice. Taste is more citric style hopping, still a lot of grassiness though, and again fruity..mild hop after taste. Mouth feel is fine, smooth well carbonated and easy to down. For me though this tastes like an "ale"..a nice golden ale or maybe a California Common. Still liked it though.
11-11-2013 04:30:08 | More by Reidrover
3.74/5 rDev -1.6%
Great looking, tan and clear with a pretty good head (1.5 fingers) that had some staying power, a fine cascade of tiny bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass, and thick sheets of sticky lace.
Aroma and flavor are on par with what I expect from the style, perhaps with a little more of a citric note than usual tho (grapefruit, lemon, and some grapefruit peel). Grass, hay, and fresh meadow are there, as are floral notes, but there's definitely cascade in there (my favorite hop).
Body is light, crisp, easy drinking. Overall Full Sail hasn't disappointed me yet and this is no exception. I do like full sail.
03-07-2014 23:57:21 | More by AlCaponeJunior
3.79/5 rDev -0.3%
Bomber served chilled into a shaker pint glass.
Cascade Pilsner is a very pale straw yellow color with a slight haze. It has thin white head that settles quickly and leaves no lacing.
Aroma is an interesting mix of pilsner malt and yeast combined with fresh citrusy hops.
Flavor is a similar juxtaposition of German pilsner and west coast pale ale. The combination is well balanced but I'm just not sure I enjoy it.
Mouthfeel is light in body and leaning towards the bitter side of the scale.
Overall an interesting blend of styles but not entirely to my liking.
04-22-2014 01:23:17 | More by GilGarp
3.79/5 rDev -0.3%
Pours just over two fingers of head on a clear golden colored body. Perfect.
The aroma is some pinewood with lots of bright citrus.
The taste has a mild pine bitterness to start, then strikes a good balance with a lot of malt.
A fairly crisp body with some soft spots and moderate carbonation.
Quite enjoyable. I personally would have enjoyed a little more of a bitter beer, but it's great the way it is.
04-30-2014 00:21:18 | More by Fatehunter
"26" Anniversary Cascade Pilsner from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
85 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.