Friday, October 25, 2013

Full Sail Brewing Company - 26 Cascade Pilsner

Buy local, buy Cascadian.
There are so many fine beers brewed right here in Oregon. Seriously, if you're an Oregonian, you don't ever have to drink beer brewed outside our awesome bioregion of Cascadia. It's all here. Every style. Every genre. Every niche. The craftsmanship of Oregon brewers is world class and world renowned.

Situated in the city of Hood River, under the constant watch of magnificent Mt. Hood, Full Sail Brewing Company brews beer that has become an Oregon standard. Their Session Lager was one of the first local "party brews" I tried when I moved to Portland and it continues to be everybody's go-to BBQ 12 pack beer.

Today, I'm drinking a Full Sail 26 Cascade Pilsner. Aptly named, it's a NW version of a traditional European classic. ABV comes in at 6.0%. The "26" represents Full Sail's 26th anniversary.

The beer poured into my pilsner glass a clear, golden yellow color with a bright, white head. The head rose up to about a 1/2 inch high and dissipated quickly. A minimal ring of lace was left behind. Lots of pinpoint carbonation could be seen rising up from the bottom of the glass.

Aroma was citrus and grassy hops. Little touch of pine. Lightly floral, slightly herbal.

Taste was lemon and light, clean, slightly biscuity malt. Pleasant hops bitterness. Mild spiciness.

Medium mouthfeel with lively carbonation. Slightly dry finish. Lemony citrus is the primary flavor left behind on the palate.

Good stuff. Crisp and clean. I liked it. I'm giving 26 Cascade Pilsner a BeerGuyPDX rating of 3 crushed cans out if 4.


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