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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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85
very good

41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 0
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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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-13-2014 02:18:10 | More by kjkinsey
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
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?

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 19:08:01 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

02-01-2014 03:55:42 | More by Texasfan549
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2014 17:55:21 | More by StonedTrippin
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mactrail

Washington

4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2014 04:57:28 | More by mactrail
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-20-2014 22:46:20 | More by XmnwildX12
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kojevergas

Texas

3/5  rDev -20.8%
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

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 08:04:37 | More by kojevergas
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GClarkage

California

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

07-08-2014 20:05:50 | More by GClarkage
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LXIXME

New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

05-13-2014 22:34:27 | More by LXIXME
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up at the COOP today for about $4.... pours a clear straw golden with a long lasting white head... attractive lacing.

Citrus hoppiness is pronounced but not like an IPA... just nice clean citrus hops with a bit of pine trailing along for the ride.

Clean bitterness lasts from front to back on the palate and into a sorta grassy/herbaceous finish... just enough pale malt to balance the hops.

Light/medium body with good carbonation.

Good take on a "tough to get right" style... I appreciate more lagers... good job.

4.5/3.75/3.75/3.75/3.75

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2013 04:18:24 | More by JohnGalt1
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beertunes

Washington

3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-01-2014 21:41:04 | More by beertunes
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 02:21:58 | More by Cyberkedi
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Reidrover

Oregon

3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 04:30:08 | More by Reidrover
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

05-21-2014 00:06:50 | More by Gagnonsux
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2014 00:21:18 | More by Fatehunter
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GilGarp

Colorado

3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 01:23:17 | More by GilGarp
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JohnBender

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

01-13-2014 23:18:09 | More by JohnBender
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2014 23:57:21 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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KVNBGRY

Florida

4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
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...

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2013 21:18:17 | More by KVNBGRY
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beergoot

Colorado

3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 23:21:53 | More by beergoot
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jmccraney

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

04-21-2014 17:17:36 | More by jmccraney
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valkyre65

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-19-2014 22:18:42 | More by valkyre65
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Spikester

Oregon

3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 06:15:34 | More by Spikester
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PHBoiler

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -60.4%

07-12-2014 09:23:56 | More by PHBoiler
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Hoptometrist

Ohio

4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 03:10:50 | More by Hoptometrist
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"26" Anniversary Cascade Pilsner from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
85 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.