Phillips Brewing Co. – Skookum Cascadian Brown Ale Review
After winning the category that shouldn’t exist (Cascadian Dark Ale) at the 2012 BC Beer Awards the Skookum Cascadian Brown Ale has a lot of hype around it. This beer is a dark brown colour with 2 full fingers of billowing head. The head settles slowly giving off an aroma of cascadian hops and toasted chocolate malt. The taste is full bodied with a creamy smooth texture starting off with a hop bitterness that grows into a chocolate fullness. As the chocolate notes fade, the hop bitterness returns with a mild sour flavour that contrasts the rest of the beer. The sour notes take away from the otherwise very smooth flavour but this remains a unique and delicious twist on the brown ale.
Alcohol – 6.5%
Size – 341ml (3 bottles in the Hop Box – winter 2012)
Price – $30.75 (Cold Beer and Wine)