Brewed by Cascade Brewery (CUB)
Style: Pale Lager
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia


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A full-bodied beer with a strong distinctive hop character and lasting after bitter taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2005
Light Gold Coloring with White Frothy Head. Bitter Corny Taste...Sweet Malt. Not so Good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
badgerben (4562) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2005
Yellow color with no head. Slightly corny aroma. The best I can describe the taste as, is molten grain. Maybe like a mash of every grain they could find that was overheated.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2005
Pale golden in colour, with small white head. Skunky malty nose, very stale and strange. Not much in the taste, maybe a cross between Carlton Druaght and Coopers Pale, probably tasting more like the former. Other than that there is little to report, bland and just slightly better than the mainstram bunch. It has a clean finish i guess. I prefer their light, strangely enough

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2005
Pale 375 ml bottle. Pale golden beer, pale malt and grassy aroma. Thin malt flavour. Neither terribly fresh, nor terribly good.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
strappa (55) - Hobart, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2005
used to be my favourite beer before CUB (carlton united brewery) took over the brewery now tastes like dishwater and is a sure fire way to get a hangover. would rate it higher but just cant bring myself to.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DuffMan (7501) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 27, 2005
Was disappointed by this one. I really like their premium pale lager, so I thought this would have even more "character" as a pale ale, but it didn’t. Decent enough I guess.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (20568) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2005
Bottled. Golden colour, clear, no head. Dryish with clean, hard maouthfeel. There’s a hint of boiled vegetables before a lightly hoppy finish with medium bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ashbeero (51) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2005
Pale golden coloured beer with a short lasting white head. very citrusy hop aroma aswell as some pale malt. weakly hoppy flavour with some malt notes. relatively weak bitterness and a clean finish. Not what i was expecting, which i guess was more of an american pale ale (LCPA styled). Still not a bad beer but lacked any real character.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blacksheep (1) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2005 does not count
Pale golden colour with an orange tinge. Thinnish white head, with medium/large bubbles. Hops dominated sweet citrus aroma but lacks complexity. Reasonable mouthfeel, palate too lacks complextiy with similar caracteristics to the nose but with a hint of mango and orange zest. Palate was a bit disappointing due to its shortness.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Stew41 (1793) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2005
As expected not a lot to report here. Ultra clear medium yellow / gold with a thin head. Not bad lacing though. Strange nose, has character, but not one I’d call appealing (soapy citrus hops??). Similar in the mouth; a sliver of citrus ’twang’ that saves the beer from total failure. Stale notes lurk underneath. Now I don’t want to get all cultual cringe on yous but I’ve just come back from 3 weeks in the US and drank 50+ beers across all styles and price points that blows this and other CUB crap away...what is wrong with brewing in this country? Oh yeah...I sell it too. Where’s my conscious?

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