beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 21, 2002
Medium gold color, small head. A medium bodied ale. Mild malts, floral/herbal hops. Malts are slightly caramelized and slightly sweet. Hops are floral. Good balance. Nice flavor. Smooth taste. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Aurelius (5335) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2002
Bright golden beer. Actually found a few small bits of zest or yeast in the bottom of the glass. Mild malty nose. Clean, honeysweet malt flavor, with mild bittering. The finish turns a wee bit sour, but generally it’s pretty good. The palate is a little on thin side, but not bad. This is a very quaffable beer. PorterPounder (7970) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2002
Smooth drinking ale. Lacks that fruitiness that some Euro ales tend to have. Fresh, clean, aroma upon pouring. weusebio (69) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 22, 2002
tastes great. it’s not as good as their pale ale, but it’s a beautiful beer. AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2002
This is a great session beer . Nice balance of hops and malt.
ttboy8099 (73) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 12, 2002
Smooth, and my favorite lite hearted beere. P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 28, 2002
refreshing. fruity hoppy taste, a fine pale Dragon99 (57) - Laramie, Wyoming, USA - NOV 3, 2001
Strikes a good balance between hops and malts. Good aroma. Smooth aftertaste. Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 10, 2000
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2003 A really strange thing happened as I was revising my master beer list, I found that I’ve never had a “Cascade Ale”, got the polo shirt, got the label, got a T-Shirt, I’ve even got a leather coaster. How the hell could I have overlooked this great beer?
As it set in the glass sparklingly clear amber color, the head behemothic in size, spumous in texture and the color a winsome light tan with the lace a satin sheet lying upon the glass. The aroma of Tettnang and Saaz hops greets your senses first, followed by the malt sweetness, citrus crisp and fresh, what a treat for the old schnozzle, front is ambrosial, rich in malt with the top middling in its feel to the palate. Finish is Delightful in its acidity, the hops flowery and pleasant, very dry aftertaste, and a treat long over due for this lover of Deschutes.