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Cascade First Harvest Ale - 2013

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Formerly brewed at Cascade Brewery (CUB)
Style: American Pale Ale
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Once a year, the first green Willamette & Cascade hops of the season are harvested to supply only enough for a single brew. Within hours, the fresh green hops are combined with new season pale malt, our exclusive yeast culture and pure Tasmanian water to create Cascade First Harvest Ale. This is a traditional top fermented ale with a prominent leafy aroma and a spicy citrus finish resulting from the fresh hops. These herbaceous tones are balanced by a rich and robust maltiness.


2.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vinhol (264) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2014
On tap at kilsyth club bad micro aroma deep amber in colour white head taste is ok simlar to fat yak but for an annual release a little too boring

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
StevieT (576) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2014
Meh, not that great, not that bad. I won’t be buying it again in a hurry, but if I had to drink it I wouldn’t cry.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (12361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014
Light amber, faint crackery hop. A bit of toasty character but with not much hop. Ok macro amber but that’s below my expectations.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sevenlee (1298) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2013
Pours a clear amber colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, some light fruit and mild hops. Taste is light sweet with a light bitter finish. OK.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Crit (3339) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2013
Sparkling amber,fast fading beige head.Salty stale beer nose,malty hints.Lightly skunked start,mild metallic hop finish I know this bottle is several months old, so this may not be a fair rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7780) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2013 First rating
Draught at Belgian Beer Cafe Eureka, Southbank - Melbourne, on July 30, 2013.
Clear copper color, big white head. Malty, hoppy, bitter taste. Medium mouthfeel, high bitterness. Resin aftertaste. Sweet, malty, hoppy scent.
7/4/8/3/15=3.7

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Draught at Cascade Visitor Centre, South Hobart. As part of a tasting paddle after the brewery tour. Sampled on August 8, 2013.
Info that it was made May 15th, 2013.
Clear deep golden color, white head. Hoppy, fruity, bitter taste. Bitter, fruity aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Sweet, malty, a bit fruity sent.
7/4/7/3/13=3.4

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mattyhennessy (289) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - AUG 19, 2013
2013 batch on tap at the brewery. Made with fresh hops, which is reflected by taste. A strong hoppy aftertaste released strong citrus flavours and hop bitterness. Some lemon and grapefruit. Dark yellow in colour, light bodied with medium carbonation. A better effort for a large brewery like Cascade.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
KeefOz (892) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2013
2013 Limited Release. Poured a clear dark amber colour with a two-finger light beige coloured foamy head that collapsed slowly and provided soap suds like lacing. Medium carbonation as seen by lots of small to medium bubbles forming trails. Aroma of slightly sourish malt. Taste initially of malt sweetness followed by a mild hops bitterness, much like many other macro-brewery lagers. Light body, bordering on watery. Long mildly bitter finish. Worth trying once.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Niksko (325) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2013
2013 Vintage. On tap. Pours a dark amber with a good deal of foamy white head. Nose is grapefruit hops and some floral notes. Taste is lemon, grapefruit, some residual malty sugar and a crisp biscuit finish. Body is watery and thin. The aroma is passable but the taste is just boring and generic. Honestly, I’m not sure who they’re targeting with this beer. It’s the sort of thing that has potential, but after trying it once I now know to never have it again. They could have built a sort of cult following with this one, but instead they put in their standard level of effort ie. none.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bif (1416) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Pours a good amber color with a fair head and some lacing. Aroma of clean citrus with some malt sweetness and fresh grain. Mild citrus flavor with amalt sweetness and fresh grain. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Fairly moderate body, smooth with a decent balance but a bit dull. Decent drinker, although I was expecting more of a hop character.


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