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Cascade Premium Lager | Cascade Brewery Company Ltd.

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2.69/5
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42 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cascade Brewery Company Ltd.
Australia
cascadebrewery.com.au

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 06-17-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,221
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
42
pDev:
24.54%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
Trade:
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Photo of SkylerShores
3.6/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.83/5  rDev +42.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From bottle, Pours clear orange amber with a minimal shortlived white head. Aroma is fruity, slightly malty, hay and sweetish. Flavour is malty, bitter, fruity and citric.

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Photo of Andrewziggy
2.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Very easy drinking adjunct larger

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Photo of patre_tim
2.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of SmashPants
3.25/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle: brown 375mL bottle, reasonable label for a macro.

Appearance: pours a decent bright amber-gold colour with plenty of visible carbonation per the style. A white head pops up and fizzles away quite slowly to leave a solid cap after a few minutes.

Aroma: the aroma is grass hops and bread malts, some citrus there too. Pretty good for a lager - more like a Czech Pilsner.

Taste: falls away a bit here, but still decent. Just a standard American Adjunct lager - a bit bland, but refreshing served chilled.

Aftertaste: follows pretty closely - drops away pretty quickly per the style. Makes it easy drinking on a hot day.

Mouth feel: lighter in body with a higher carbonation - very refreshing.

Overall: better than your average lager, but not by much. Has the same refreshing feel on a hot day, but has a touch more lemon and grass citrus than usual. A good fit on the 'slightly premium' shelf.

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Photo of XsoldoutX
2.25/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of mikelward
3/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of remitrom
2/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of Joel12
2.5/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of adityashekhar
1.75/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of soju6
3.14/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a golden color with a fair head that fades to bits of lacing.

S: Aroma is a bit on the mild side with bit of hops, malt sweetness and bit of grain in the background.

T: Taste is also on the mild side with a light malt sweetness. Mild bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Fairly light body, crisp smooth and refreshing.

O: Drinkable Euro Lager. Goes best with meals.

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Photo of magpieken
2.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of magnusdave
3/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of MsNitch
1.86/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Crystal clear like apple cider, lots of bubbles coming to a pure white, one finger head

S: Grassy, like old wet hay or rotting vegetables. Bubbles tickle the nose and it is served so drastically cold that I really can't smell much beyond the area around me. Does glass smell?

T: Carbonation masks and then coldness freezes, malts are chewy and heavy while flavors are as they smelled: last season compost. There is a definite metallic taste that could be from my glass but other gassy off notes and a sad corn syrup sweetness.

M: Dry, light body

O: In a landscape where American adjunct lagers still reign on high Cascade does a great job of keeping up the pace. It is great if you are looking for a beer that was blindly consumed by the post war crowd. I would say for sure it is "clean, crisp and refreshing." But then so is water.

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Photo of pin
1/5  rDev -62.8%

Photo of no8
2/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of nate1357
3/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of BrazilianAussie
3/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of likeemdark
2.5/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of galluch
3/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of biboergosum
3.09/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

375ml green bottle, glad to have been able to grab a single, given the dear going rates for a sixer of Aussie stuff around here. Tasmania, wow, so literally far away - thank you, Pluto and your Goodbye Girl.

This beer pours a hazy, pale golden straw colour, with two fingers of off-white silky, whipped cream head, which settles evenly, leaving a decent pock-marked wall of painted lace around the glass.

It smells of mild grainy pale malt, a bit of plastic phenols, and grassy, rather Heineken-esque (quelle surprise!) skunky hops. The taste is semi-sweet pale and faint caramel malt, stale cornbread, a hard water stoniness, and musky floral, weedy, and now fleetingly skanky hops.

The carbonation is moderate, and maybe a bit airy, the body medium-light in weight, and somewhat smooth, a certain cloying nature growing as it warms. It finishes off-dry, retaining some of the bready malt, some more of the corniness, and a thankfully (I guess) waning bitter grassy hoppiness.

If this is indeed an AAL, then a bit of congratulations are in order - this does well to surpass more or less anything else I've had the misfortune of trying from this woebegone style. Sure, there's that green bottle derived, vaguely skanky odor, but it dissipates soon enough, leaving a decent (mostly) malt-forward lager, with an earthy, vegetal dryness. I can't help but see this as a silver lining, given how far this bottle has come to be in front of me - one thinks that a fresh one would be even more roundly agreeable.

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Photo of burnheartsMKE
3.27/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clean, inoffensive and actually pretty refreshing; this beer made for a nice wash-down of sausages after a quick swim in ketchup for this jet-lagged dude.

Recommended? Naw, but if your father-in-law offers you a beer - you are best to accept. And like he said to me after the last time I bought him a beer, "This is a great beer because I didn't have to pay for it".

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Photo of bala747
3.02/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had this beer in this tiny little bar in Singapore, and it's my first time trying this beer.

A: Pours a golden yellow colour with a lot of fizz that dissipates rather too quickly for my liking.

S: Pretty unimpressive, typical adjunct smells and some skunkiness, thanks to the green bottle.

T: This is where this beer came to some life. The taste was surprisingly crisp, like drinking a refreshing glass of Perrier water, a very hoppy bitter aftertaste that was actually quite nice. There was some hint of citrus, but adjunct flavours predominated.

M: Dry, crisp mouthfeel

D: I could down a few of these on a hot day, simply because I enjoy crisp, dry beers on a hot day but otherwise nothing really outstanding about this beer.

Overall, a decent macro from Australia's 'oldest brewery' (as the bottle claims). I have had better but for a macro, this is pretty darn good.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
1.86/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours gold with a small sudsy head.
Aroma is faint with grainy malt and subtle grassy hops. Grainy malt is quite dirty really.
Flavours include a fair bit of malt surprisingly, slight grainy, somewhat bready. Faint grassy hops also show, finishing with a restrained bitterness.
Too much carbonation. Much too much. Ridiculous.

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Photo of Buebie
1.16/5  rDev -56.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Yikes, this beer smells like a mixture of shit and skunk. I can only imagine here, that a skunk shit in my beer!

Poured from a green twist off into a tulip. The head produced is about half an inch of white. Light yellow in color, transparent, and deer god, its sitting about 3 feet away from me and all I can smell is skunk shit.

The taste also resembles poop and skunks. I cant even finish this review, this has never happend to me. This beer is terrible. Drink only before trying to capture a skunk. He might think you are a skunk too. I'm not gonna even make my dog drink this, drainpour.

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Cascade Premium Lager from Cascade Brewery Company Ltd.
Beer rating: 2.69 out of 5 with 42 ratings
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