Farmerceutical (1) - - NOV 2, 2014 does not count
Simply amazing beer, Tasmanias best kept secret. Mainlanders should be jealous such an offering isn’t available. Beautiful golden hue, with a perfect head and perfect carbonation. Taste of tangy malty goodness, with an hefty aftertaste of grain and good Tasmanian hops. Amazing taste, leaving the northern equvelant xxx ale in the dust. Possibly the best thing is that the label has barely changed since the 50’s, because this beer doesn’t need to keep up with competition, or fads, or the latest and greatest printing and canning technology. This beer is part of life, culture and legend in Tasmania, and it will take a whole lot more then a fancy label to sway its drinkers. Devonbung (43) - - FEB 20, 2016
Often overlooked as a non-deScript drink to outsiders, this beauty is an institution to Hobartians. In today’s life, it is rare for a drop to transcend the need for complexity, depth of character and originality. However, the Dirty Blue represents more than the simlpe package you see in the glass, can or long neck. It is a conduit enabling old friends living around the globe to catch up at Christmas time. Let’s not get caught up in the wanky curtain that befalls craft beer reviewers, sometimes less is more. drjoeng (1418) - SINGAPORE - DEC 11, 2015
4.4%ABV. Pale Lager Fez (17) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2003
Tapped out gold. 5°SRM.
Nose is just beery good!
Mouthfeel is sudsy. There is a nice thick beery palate of pale malts and wheat. The sourness in palate could be millet or sorghum.
Nice clean finish. I think I would like to put this on the list for the following reasons:
1. I had it on tap as a draught which apparently is available no where else except in Tassie.
2. It represents a Tassie tradition, and although based on taste, may not be the equal of more thoughtful, creative or elevated contemporary brews, is still the workaday local beer on tap for cheap and has been helping generations of working Tasmanians go home with a bit more home after a long day.
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All the rage during the 70s and 80s in particular. Still produced and and nice lager that is probably under-rated. Well worth asking for a Cascade 'blue' when in the south of Tasmania....they will probably look at you like you are insane anywhere else. bfgill (120) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2003
Fairly hard to pick up even in the hobart region - used to be all the rage when my dad was growing up. Cascade blue is an average lager - a bit of malt, some hoppiness. Sessionally speaking, its a top drop, a bit more raw than other cascade products - thats why I like it, seems almost pre-CUB days or so im told. cheers
gnoff (11080) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2013
Bottled 375 ml at Cascade Visitor Centre, South Hobart. Sampled on August 8, 2013. Jahills (151) - Cambridge (Hobart), AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2003
Cost $7 at the bar.
BB 11 Oct 13.
Label marked 4.8% ABV.
Clear straw yellow to pale golden color, fluffy white head. Malty, grainy, a bit acidic scent. Sweet, malty taste. Sweet, grainy aftertaste. Medium thin mouthfeel, low bitterness.
UPDATED: APR 15, 2004 This is a classic, vintage cascade beer. Not widely consumed these days, but still an old stallion. Goes down well mosttimes. No standout but just the right balance of hoppyness and maltiness. Best looking stubby in the world in my opinion. strappa (55) - Hobart, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2005
malty and hoppy its more my dads era then mine but not to bad as a stock standard lager not the easiest beer to get and is literally only availble in the bottle shop a beeor from a bygone era bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2009
Tried this at Cascade Brewery available in the bottle and told only available in Tassie, not a big thing but obviously not there Premium Lager a touch more in body than there draught without the sweetness overload of the bitter.