Phillips Brewing Co. – Skookum Cascadian Brown Ale


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3.9 out of 5


  • Brewery: Phillips Brewing Co.
  • Beer Style: Brown Ale
  • Pros:

    nice, smooth Cascadian flavour

  • Cons:

    Verging on sour finish

  • Conclusion:

    Delicious, West Coast Brown Ale


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)


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  1. mikescraftbeer
    mikescraftbeer 4 February, 2013, 14:29

    That actually sounds quite nice. I like a nice sour tone iin a beer.

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