Fez (17) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good old Cascade 'red' has stood the test of time. Widely consumed by locals 'in the know'. Head struggles a bit at times, but overall a very god drop and one of the best Cascade beers in my book.
gnoff (7979) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled 375 ml at Cascade Visitor Centre, South Hobart. Sampled on August 8, 2013.
Cost $7 at the bar.
As "Cascade Bitter Beer", marked 4.4% ABV. BB 08 Dec 13.
Clear golden color, whiet head. Sweet, malty, hints of apple scent. Malty, sweet, light bread taste. Medium thin mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Jahills (151) - Cambridge (Hobart), AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2003 mmmm, a fair tasting beer thats easy to drink. Not a harsh aftertaste and is a better bitter than VB or melbourne bitter due to the clean tassie water and fine brewers out at cascade. There are better beers in the cascade range.
bluevegie (3059) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tried at Cascade Brewery not a lot of difference between the lager. Light golden body, a little sweeter maybe, drinkable and not much else.
farmboy (218) - Barwon Heads, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2004 Went back to Tassie recently and had this beer in a stubbie and thought I'd better rerate it. It wasn't mind blowing by any means but I really enjoyed throwing this one down. Perhaps it was the 2 hour bushwalk I did in the Hartz Mountains and this was the first beer I'd had afterwards, but it went down nicely. I had two more and enjoyed them as well. Took a six-pack home with me on the plane.
fletchfighters (1136) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A-- Poured a clear, golden straw color. Lots of small and medium sized carbonation bubbles that stream from the bottom of the glass. half finger of bright white head that almost instantly went to a thin white collar.
S-- Slight grassy and bread notes. Not the heavy metallic smell that VB, Toohey’s New, MB, or XXXX have. Very faint smell and quite clean.
T-- Sweet bread, grass and citrus. Very clean and crisp. Massive improvement over any of the mainland Australia Bitters. Nothing massive by any stretch but in reality a good soda water with some malt and hops.
M-- Clean, crisp, thin, and light. Light bodied and lots of carbonation. More like soda water metallic but that is not a bad thing at all. A little bloating due to the high carbonation but not all that bad.
O-- Suitable replacement for sparkling water. Not much wrong with this and not much that just says have more of me. Leaps and bounds better than the normal Aussie "bitter" beers. Just a clean refreshing beer with not a lot of other stuff.
Nemo (100) - Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2004
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Yellow-Golden in colouring with a small sized medium lasting head. Hints of maltiness and stale hops in the aroma. Not very bitter, but a corny/fruity flavour was evident in this unoffensive blandish drop.
bfgill (120) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2003
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I dont like this beer much, its a fairly inoffensive brew, but I dont think its got much going for it, seems a bit dirty to me. There are much better cascade beers. cheers
jkm (217) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2007
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pale gold in colour with average to high carbonation. Thin and rapidly disapearing white head. Fizzy mouthfeel. Watery. Quite sweet as pale lagers go. Moderately bitter. Nothing special. - 375ml brown glass bottle.
DuffMan (7032) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2007
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Available only in Tasmaina, so I had to try it. Really hard to tease out much difference between this and the lager. Maybe a little maltier, but ultimately its all grainy cereal that’’s been overcooked. As others have stated already, this isn’t a true bitter by a long shot, more of a standard lawnmower beer.