cmonster (939) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy orange. Medium head with good lacing. Cereal malt and a hint of hop spice on the nose. Light sweet flavor, light+ body and texture, concluded by a short crisp finish. Deshutes’ session ale.
Wombata (350) - Kobe, JAPAN - SEP 29, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brew house in P town 2009. Aroma: Floral and citrus hop (classic Cascade).
Palate: Light, thin
Flavor: Light orange, citrus.
keith0718 (315) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - SEP 14, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Perplexed by the low ratings. A very nice crisp amber ale. Nice palate, nice flavor. Would make a great beer for hot summer days.
Dedollewaitor (13008) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ GBBF, 2011. Pours cloudy golden with a small creamy head and lacings. Dry and hoppy. Grass, grain and citrus. Very malty. Hops could shine more through.
Theis (12122) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Southwark Rose Hotel. Clear golden/amber - white head. Toasted notes, caramel, grassy, light bitterness, ok hoppy, herbal notes. A bit boring.
Cybercat (2765) - Georgia, USA - JUL 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crisp, malty aroma has a decided overtone of fresh apple. It pours a lovely clear golden amber with a thick, fluffy white head. Malty flavor has a fruity and slightly sweet undertone and a bit of yeast, as well as a slight, edgy metallic tang that actually adds to the flavor. Texture is rather fizzy and well-rounded, leaving a pleasing finish. Recommended to all lovers of golden ales.
BMan1113VR (7682) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours with a lightly hazed golden to orange hued body with a fluffy and lasting off-white head. Aromas are fruity, hoppy, citrusy, pine. Floral and lightly bready. Flavors are light, malty, tea like, citrus. A bit sweet overall and slightly bland. Medium bubbles with a light to medium body.
VertBaconStrips (1947) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 8, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
"Experimental Cascade" - I cannot remember what the difference was but I’d add my info anyway.
Part of the 9hr epic solo drunkfest in Portland in Nov, 2010. Pint. Bright amber brew, clear, with a small off white cap with spots. Thick caramel aroma, fruits, popcorn and it appears on my notes that I could not concentrate enough to figure out the fruits as I wrote "MAKE IT UP!". Light watery taste, faint bitterness. 4.0%. Bread, caramel, faint fruit, fainter pine, dryness is happening and it’s tart. Meh. 6363 11
Regular Cascade - same night. Rating is for this version.
Part of the 9hr epic solo drunkfest in Portland in Nov, 2010. Switching to sampler glasses has not stopped the almost crippling affects of what seems to be eleventy litres of beer. Light orangy amber, clear with a tiny white ring. Smell: cereal, light caramel, mild fruit, orange... nothing much here. Boring as shit. The taste follows the smell in attractiveness. Mellow and mild, grains, cereal, light fruit - very light, lemon and hints of medicinal something. Finishes.
brokensail (9096) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 3, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A: The beer pours a rather pretty looking golden amber with a fluffy white head which leaves plenty of lacing on the glass.
S: Unfortunately, the beauty doesn’t translate to the more important factors of the beer. Smells sort of funky and overly herbal. There are some light floral notes along with toasted bread.
T: The flavor is a bit better. Mildly sweet with some bread and hints of toast. Intensely herbal hop flavor with a decent floral quality to it. Mild bitterness, but it doesn’t really seem to add anything to the beer.
M: Light to medium in body with a moderate level of carbonation.
O: Really disappointing from Deschutes. I would pass on this beer.
beersearcher (2162) - Glendale, California, USA - APR 13, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I think I prefer the more complex Belgian blond style better. This one is really grain tasting to me. Effervescent with stronger malt taste then any of the hops that I cannot find. Pours a nice orange color but is a little blah to me.