"26" Anniversary Cascade Pilsner | Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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"26" Anniversary Cascade Pilsner"26" Anniversary Cascade Pilsner
BEER INFO

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

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by JohnGalt1 on 10-10-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
88
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
11.11%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
11
For Trade:
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Ratings: 88 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of djrn2
3.6/5  rDev -7%

Photo of kojevergas
3/5  rDev -22.5%
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

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Photo of LXIXME
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of nickfl
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not bad, the hop character is brighter and more citrusy than a normal pils, but minimally so. Kind of muddy and lacking in clean character for a lager. Drinkable, but not impressive.

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Photo of mactrail
4.14/5  rDev +7%
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.

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Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
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?

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of imperialking
3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GClarkage
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

rb

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

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
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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3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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"26" Anniversary Cascade Pilsner from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
3.87 out of 5 based on 88 ratings.
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