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Cascade Ale - Deschutes Brewery

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Cascade AleCascade Ale

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186 Ratings

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Ratings: 186
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 18
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Alc. by Vol.: 4.5%
IBUs: 28

145 calories per 12 oz serving

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-04-2002)
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Photo of Falcone
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Falcone, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of dirtylou
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%

12oz bottle

appearance: nice label, per usual from deschutes. served in my wicked hilliards can-pint. acutally a really gorgeous beer - medium orange body, fluffy white cap

smell: light grassy hops, some toasted grain, hay

taste: Hey, a blonde ale. I guess I bought this sixer by accident - what's a guy to do with 6 blonde ales? The deschutes version fits their bill - by all means solid, by no means spectacular. Simple toasted grain, light grassy hops, some caramel, salt.

mouthfeel: pretty big for the typically minimalist style, light bitterness

overall: a fine blonde ale, for whatever thats worth

dirtylou, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of Davekim_md
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Davekim_md, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of Didgeridoo
5/5  rDev +37.7%

Didgeridoo, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of WaydeRafnel
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

WaydeRafnel, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of jag21
3/5  rDev -17.4%

jag21, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of shelby415
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

shelby415, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of heather625
4/5  rDev +10.2%

heather625, Feb 19, 2012
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

ROWDYMELT, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of Kopfschuss
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Kopfschuss, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of likeemdark
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

likeemdark, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of poppyjohn
3/5  rDev -17.4%

poppyjohn, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of TrojanWheels
4.5/5  rDev +24%

TrojanWheels, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of strongaf
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

strongaf, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of timmick
4.5/5  rDev +24%

timmick, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of gratefulbeerhead
4/5  rDev +10.2%

gratefulbeerhead, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.28/5  rDev -9.6%

12oz bottle.... These are probably the first bottles of the Cascade Ale that I've had in a long while... I remember it being much more hop forward...

The brew pours pale orange with a short lasting white head and little retention... nose is pale malts with some minor floral hops and just hints of citrus...

Flavor is better but ... only slightly.. nicely done sorta husky pale malts and decent background hoppiness ... light floral hops and minor citrus...

Easy drinking .. yummy... smooth.. digging it, but the mild aromas and flavors are a bit too light in the middle of winter.


JohnGalt1, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of schoun
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

schoun, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of TexAggie011
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

TexAggie011, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of kevfujii
4/5  rDev +10.2%

kevfujii, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of Rifugium
3.4/5  rDev -6.3%

First had: on tap at Deschutes, Portland, OR

Poured a clear golden brown with a small white head that didn't stick around too long. Bready aroma, grassy, herbal hoppage. Similar taste: bready malts, mildly sweet, good mix of herbal and floral hop qualities. Crisp finish. Light-medium body, not extraordinarily flavorful, but still fairly drinkable overall.

Rifugium, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of gabedivision
3.95/5  rDev +8.8%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle to a tulip glass.

Pours a clear light orange/yellow with a 2 finger head that thins to a tight lice around the top of the glass. Lemon and fresh cut grass on the nose, earthy, and grassy with a delicious buttery malt backbone. Again buttery malts on the tongue, grassy hop feel, a slight "funk" and lemony zest on the finish. Touches of fruit found throughout, some citrus some pear. Light on the body, full of carbonation, very easy drinking. This is a decent blonde, its got a lot of flavor and average characters. I could only assume that this beer would hit the spot on a summer day at a bbq.

gabedivision, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of Stoffel
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Stoffel, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

acurtis, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of MsRif
3.35/5  rDev -7.7%

Had on-tap at Deschutes in Portland, OR. Poured a very clear straw yellow color. Thin white head that dissipated quickly, leaving only a ring of bubbles. Had an aroma of light earthy hops and grass. Not much on the nose. Taste was floral, grassy and slightly citrusy. Very crisp, clean and refreshing.

Light in body with hardly any noticeable carbonation. Unfortunately, I just found this brew to be too light in taste and body though it was hardly bad, just not great. Probably would not have again.

MsRif, Dec 27, 2011
Cascade Ale from Deschutes Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.