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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

67 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.98%
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 10-10-2013)
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1.5/5  rDev -60.9%

Photo of Premo88
2.9/5  rDev -24.5%
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 kojevergas
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Mundane.

High C

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

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3.6/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Reidrover
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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