"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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"26" Anniversary Cascade Pilsner"26" Anniversary Cascade Pilsner

Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Oregon, United States

Style: German Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by JohnGalt1 on 10-10-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 88 |  Reviews: 26
Reviews by Premo88:
Photo of Premo88
2.88/5  rDev -24.8%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Tiernan
3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: brilliant gold to straw, 2” foam cap dissipates to thick film
S: a little grain on the nose, floral, grapefruit.
T: the maltiness is there but is well attenuated. A little sweetness up front but finishes dry and crisp. Crisp, bitter grapefruit rind finish, finishes dry to medium dry. No fruity esters, no diacetyl, some grainy flavors, no corn.
F: Stands out for its texture and creaminess. Medium body, medium high carbonation
O: It's too bad this is no longer brewed. I drank a lot of it last summer.

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Photo of valkyre65
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of LXIXME
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of GilGarp
3.79/5  rDev -1%
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.

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Photo of dertyd
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

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Photo of PretzelCity
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of jmccraney
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of DOCRW
3.66/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

It's NOT a Pilsner not even close in the traditional sense, but boy does it drink nice it's really growing on me! The look is the closest and best part, but it really is a Pilsner session IPA and a good choice for a new beer drinker to work their way into the APA IPA arena. I've never been a fan of "Full Sail" they just lack in making competitive beers, but this while not in proper category is one of the best I've tried.... I picked these up on close out for $1.60. and now wish I would have bought all of them.
BJCP beer judge.

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Photo of Williams21k
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Spikester
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

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3.8/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
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.


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Photo of tjcamm
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of TheRock7755
3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TBoneJones
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my pint as a light golden-in-appearance beer with minimal visible carbonation and a decent white header. Some lacing.
Smells of some tropical fruit as far as some light hops in the nose, a hint of sweet cherries.
This tastes just as I could have hoped after smelling it. Red-cherry-tropical fruit, light bread and sweet malts. Great balance with the pilsner malts and Oregon hops. Some bitterness, and a floral/ herbal aspect. Tasty.
Medium-thin bodied and nicely carbonated, creamy.
This was very nice. With a craft market saturated with hop-forward ipa's , this offers a satisfying fix of hops that are used in a refreshing way in pils fashion.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of CrispyFL
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of CameronMiller
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ilikebeer03
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of monk2021
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnBender
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Reidrover
3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

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