Cascade Premium Light | Cascade Brewery Company Ltd.

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Cascade Brewery Company Ltd.

Style: American Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 2.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 06-17-2002

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Ratings: 32 |  Reviews: 17
Reviews by magnusdave:
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3/5  rDev +19%

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Photo of jeschaefer
2.98/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of rastaman
1.53/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Probably the most drinkable of the Aussie lights, slightly more flavour than most. I don't see the point of the beer though (except if your driving home).

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Photo of rhoadsrage
2.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

(Served in a short pilsner glass)
Best before 04 Nov 09
A- This beer pours a crystal clear yellowish-orange hint to the body with a soapy snow white head that sticks to the glass with each sip. There are tiny bubble strands trailing up from the base of the glass.

S- This almost skunky green hops turned more brightly pungent as the beer warmed and dominated any other aromas but still weren't that strong.

T- The dry green lifesaver candy quality to the hops was a bit odd but interesting. There was a dried mushroom and dried lemon quality with some club soda flavors and a soft bitter bite in the finish. After each sip there was a raw grain field corn aftertaste.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a slight slippery texture and a tight cleaning fizz in the finish.

D- This is a dry light flavored beer that is not offensive but the finish becomes a bit offensive as the beer warms even a slight bit.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
1.82/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Straw, with small head that reminds me of the scum on top of a swamp. How can a head look this bad??
Aroma is skunk, sewer, stagnant water. Wow. Thats bad.
Some faint sweet malt upon tasting, cooked vegies, and one dimensional short-lived bitterness.
Very high carbonation.

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Photo of emincems
2.62/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of pin
1/5  rDev -60.3%

Photo of joecast
2.21/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

there was a time all i drank were lagers (well, mostly). this is a typical example of, probably, why i stick with ales a bit more now.

pretty well an average beer, not a lot in the way of flavor or aroma. and as for mouthfeel, i guess its what you would expect from a light beer.

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Photo of Macca
2.98/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This pours an amber colour with a fluffy white head which is quickly gone. Lots of visible carbonation.

There is a hint of sweetness on the nose but not a lot else.

The sweetness is not as evident on the palate. A bit of hops.

The mouthfeel has a crisp finish to it.

Only if you are driving.

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Photo of nitrofenix
2.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Shy5
2.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Joel12
2.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of soju6
2.16/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Served a nice golden color with a small head that fades to nice lacing.

S: Aroma is very mild with bit of malt sweetness and just a hint of hops.

T: Taste is pretty mild, just a bit of malt sweetness and just a trace of grain. There is a light bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Light body, crisp and quite smooth.

O: Not a lot here, decent beer for the style, if light lager is your thing.

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Photo of Julian4077
2.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of nmann08
2.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of magpieken
2.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Everydayoff
2.63/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

375ml bottle poured into a pils glass.

Dark gold in color with small white head not so much retention and left with decent lacing stickiness, high carbonation.

The smell is barley malt and floral hop with slight husky note.

Husk and moderate hop bitterness, slight graininess, subtly roasted trait.

The body is thin with sharp carbonated and pricky mouth feel, very clean finish.

Appropriate to be palate cleanser beer between drinking program owing to its light and clean characters.

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Photo of sonorb7
3.25/5  rDev +29%

Photo of vancurly
2.81/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pale amber, some bead. Good solid white froth head. subsides to a thin head layer, some lace. A nice appearance.
Pale malty nose, with some almost tea-like notes. Otherwise not much hop aroma.
A better body than it's direct competitor (Boag's)... some hint of crystal/cara to give it a bit of body and character. Falls away a bit, but the malt is there.
As far as light beers go, this is fair to middling. I would like some more body, but then again I would like some more alcohol, so I would look elsewhere. However, if you're the designated driver, have a few of these, and you won't feel too left out.

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Photo of laituegonflable
2.82/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a gold colour with light bubbling, minimal head with the appearance of spit, nice thick lacing but otherwise flat and dull.

Light malt notes on the nose with some dull woodiness. Soil character, but I guess it's just a light Pride of Ringworm aroma. Lightly bitter is all I can say. Not inoffensive though.

Taste is a bit malty at first, descends into a bready mid-palate with hints of actual grain on there, a slight bit of POR gritty bitterness at the back, but not enough to render it undrinkable. Not too bad for a light lager though, have to give it its due, even though it's dull and mostly flavourless.

Feel is a bit thin, but has a little bit of body as it goes down. Not bad for a light lager.

A beer that's flavourless enough to be inoffensive. Perfect complement to most raw tofu dishes and water soup.

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Photo of MylesMac
2.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of canucklehead
3.42/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Ok, this not a great beer but when I compare it to light beers from NA this is not bad. A decent hop level propels the finish to be clean and crisp. I could drink quite a few of these and not get that nasty mouthfeel that corn brings. worth a try if light is your thing.

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Photo of doktorhops
1.95/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Call it blatant box ticking but one of the styles I have yet to review on BeerAdvocate is Light Lager - Cascade, I’m looking at you. Actually if I were sucked into some alternate universe where the only beers available were Light Lagers Cascade Premium Light wouldn’t be looking too bad at all. I mean I have had it before (at a party - I had exhausted my own supply of Coopers Best Extra Stout and a friend offered me a Cascade Premium Light) I recall it being a very grainy Aussie beer, with water added, and disappointing - but hey it’s hard to please a person with a Light beer after they’ve polished off a sixer of Old Uncle Coopers Best Extra.

Poured from a 375ml bottle into an Aussie pub schooner glass (the one I didn’t “borrow” from the local pub).

A: This part is where I would normally rant on about how every Aussie macro Lager looks the same and there’s no telling them apart with their clear golden bodies and pissy white heads that fizzle out to nothing, but instead I’m just going to hum the theme to the A-Team - da-dada-da da-da-da (etc...). 4/10.

S: The smell of many RSL bar floors bring back memories of me ordering a crappy bourbon and coke instead - grainy malts, corn, vegetal matter (Pride of Ringworm hops) and crisp Tasmanian spring water (if you believe the marketing). It’s really difficult to get excited about drinking this. 4/10.

T: Annnnd - it tastes like a glass of soda water - big surprise. It’s really difficult to identify anything beer related in the profile, but I’m sure if I could it would taste as I’ve described the aromas above; grainy, corny, adjuncty and vegetaly. Kind of glad it does taste like soda water now. 4/10.

M: The worst point of this and every Australian macro Lager - high carbonation, watery and light body. 3/10.

D: Well you could drink a hundred of these and not get drunk, but then you’ll end up puking before you near the end of a case, so what’s the point? The point is we drink light beers so we can be socially responsible and drive our friends home whilst remaining under the legal limit Doc. Screw that, just drink nicer full-strength beers slower and enjoy yourself within the bounds of MODERATION rather than have a shitty time with this soda water-flavoured beer. All that said - this is still one of the best Australian Light Lagers - which is not unlike the ‘best prison shanking’ i.e. the best of a bad lot. 4/10.

Food match: Does it really matter what you have with this beer? No.

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Photo of heygeebee
2.86/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a one finger head cream head, straw coloured. Lots of bubbles. Leaves an amazing thin fine veil of lace. (+1 for that)

No real aromas, save standard PoR indications - served at pub temperature.

Taste is a surprise. A good initial hit of hops on the front palate, and no hint of low ABV in that taste almost-explosion. Almost a light pilsner rather than light lager. However, sadly the back palate bitterness turns somewhat metallic, and that metallic taste continues to dominate.

The bitterness is substantial enough at the end to need a glass of water.

So - a surprise package to me, a light that almost tastes full strength, albeit with some compromises.

Designated Driver? Summer? Not too bad! Otherwise, erm, not so appealing

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Photo of jarmby1711
2.98/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A; Mid gold witha tinge of red The head persists well
S: pleasnat hint of hop
T: sharp ,initially and asa finish with not a lot in between , which perhaps characterises Light beers.
M: refreshing and nicely carbonated
D: Lack of middle palate means that I couldnt drink a lot of this but its good for a couple if you are drib\ving.
Label 6/10

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Cascade Premium Light from Cascade Brewery Company Ltd.
Beer rating: 2.52 out of 5 with 32 ratings