andrewje41 (4338) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2014
12 oz bottle poured. Brought a six pack of this back home after a fantastic visit to their brew pub. A really interesting, yet inviting malt aroma. Very malty beer, and the flavor is very nice. Definite hop presence towards the finish. Nutty flavor as well. Very much enjoy this beer. IrishBoy (4237) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 13, 2009
Sample taster at John’s Market Place. Nose of roastiness, caramel, and a cocoa hint. Clear brown with a medium beige head. Flavor was caramel maltiness with only a hint of bitterness. jake65 (4003) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAY 22, 2007
Draft at the Brewpub: Poured a medium chestnut brown color with a smaller beige head. Light lacing. Nose is roasty and malty with light hops and hints of cocoa. Tastes of caramel, toasted malt, chocolate, and toffee. Light bitters. Pretty good brown ale. thorongil2 (3476) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2015
(tap) clear, bright amber colour with a small, white head; aroma of stewed fruit; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish; unexciting mjg74 (3189) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle from Smoker Friendly. Deep ruby in color. Lightly sweet chocolate nose. Rich and roasty up front with a little sweetness. Good roasty flavor. Light and easy drinking.
DarkElf (3067) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 26, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2005 (Nitro Draft: Seventh Street Brewhouse in Redmond, OR) I chose the nitro version of this beer over the standard tap, but I probably made the wrong choice. Out of the tap, it poured a lifeless pale brown color, fully clear, with a tiny head that was very slow to materialize. The aroma is nice, with a solid toasty maltiness dominating. But the flavor is very mild, a slightly sweet, gentle toasty maltiness being the major presence here, lightly bitter or hoppy. The palate is extraordinarily flat, thin and watery. Considering how much I’ve enjoyed all the other Cascade Lakes beers I’ve tried, I have to think that this one has been neutered by the nitrogen. I’ll have to retry this again at some point, and I have a bottle at home, so a new review shouldn’t be too far into the future. bpreo (2974) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 14, 2011
p.s. My bottle at home is diacetyl city, butterscotch like you wouldn’t believe, so a new review will not be forthcoming unless I find some other way to retry this beer in the future.
This is one fine tasting beer. As a Brown Ale, it actually tastes like brown, sweet, delicious, brown. Gription79 (2892) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle, thanks to Craig. Very light color with a thin head. Flavor of coffee and roasted malts. Very thin, watery beer. Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 3, 2012
12oz bottle. Rating #40. Clear, dark brown pour with a light beige head. Light sweetness, mild toasted aroma. Flavor has a bit more to it than the aroma, nutty with a bigger toasted presence and a bit of caramel in the finish, pretty tasty stuff. (2204) ABUSEDGOAT (2868) - California, USA - NOV 6, 2006
Brown body, slightly darker than a Newcastle. Aroma is very nutty with notes of caramel, earth and some roast. Medium bodied. A decent brown ale.