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Cascade Pumpkin Smash

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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 342   ABV: 11.4%
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This NW style sour old ale is no trick, it’s all treat. We smashed and triple roasted 50 lbs of pumpkin down to 6 lbs, then aged the beer for 11 months on the roasted pumpkin in rum barrels. The aromas of spiced rum, mingled with the soft notes of roasted pumpkin, are notice up front. Spice, roasted pumpkin and rum is followed by a soft warming from within. Be warned, you might get pumpkin smashed!


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (9417) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 25, 2016
This murky orange beer pulls off being a really good barreled beer, a really good sour and a really good pumpkin ale all at the same time. Sour and acidic, great spice and pumpkin nose and finish. The Brandy especially shines thought the subtler bourbon is nice too. Delicious. 4.2-4.3.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MacBoost (1727) - Penfield, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2016
750ml, chugged. Tart, minimal spice, minimal bourbon, minimal sweetness. Pretty palate wrecking. Decent, not their best work.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trevor211 (1585) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Amber. Take a pumpkin ale, triple the amount of pumpkin, third the amount of spice, and age it on oak to give it a sharp tang. Pretty darn good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SirLimpsalot (3507) - SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2016
@ Cascade 16-3-9: mycket söt och kryddig med toner av pepparkakor, ingefära och socker. Lätt syrlig.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (7229) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2016
On tap at Cascade. Hazy copper with a small head. Aroma and taste of spices, pumpkin, oak and rum. A "Christmas" beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (8924) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 3, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2016 Bottle at the Rate Beer Awards Festival Bottle Share. Reddish brown with lace. Spicy, tart flavor, caramel, light chocolate, pumpkin. Lactic acid with yogurt and some vinegar notes. Nice stuff

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (8809) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle from Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours reddish amber with a tiny beige head and a pumpkin and fruit aroma. There is a moderately sour fruit flavor with a hint of spice and a warm alcohol trail.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (2617) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Draft, 2014 at the barrel house. Copper amber pour with a heavy foam head. Very mild aroma of soft grain and spice. Flavor is sour berry up front, but transitions quickly to a pumpkin like flavor that?s a bit of a rough mix. Got better as i went, and some green apple notes came through. Weirs sour for me, but not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlacoAlto (4133) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 25, 2015
2014 Project; Sampled December 2015
A steady pour into my Spiegelau wheat glass produces a one-finger thick, tan colored head. The beer is a dark amber color that shows a brilliantly clear, bright amber hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells tart up front (lactic) with a backing of soft pumpkin pie spices; there is perhaps even a touch of pumpkin flesh aromatics here. Soft toasted oak notes accentuate a nutty character, and there is even some spicy, woody aromatics. As the beer warms up, barrel notes add some heat, a bit of hot alcohol, and some spicy wood character to the nose. General fruit aromas suggest notes of brandy, tart plums.

Sour, tart, and with a finish that joins this with oaky astringency and woody flavors. This has a light carbonation that adds a touch of prickliness to the texture and the body is fairly light for a beer of this strength, but there is some soft tannic structure, perhaps a touch of residual malt, but really this finishes quite clean and light. Hints of spices add a roundness to the finish, almost savory in character; woody cinnamon and nutmeg, with hints of ginger and sweet suggesting cinnamon notes. Toasted oak notes, perhaps a touch of nutty grain, and a bit of toasted brown grain character subtly infuse the flavor here.

This is a pretty nice beer. An 11% soured Pumpkin beer, I definitely did not know what to expect, this is certainly dangerous at this strength, but is a nice sipping beer. I like that the barrel character is soft and subtle, as it could easily be overwhelming, and the spices too are defined well enough in the nose, but on the subtle side, and quite subtle in the flavor, which is also really nice.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mep3222 (1157) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2015
2014 project: Blend of select quad ales aged in bourbon and brandy barrels for up to 22 months with pumpkin and spices. REVIEW: aroma of oaky wood and brandy with lactic sour and some nutmeg pumpkin spice. The pumpkin is an after thought. Mostly sour, oaky, brandy. Taste is a full flavored, lactic sour beer. Maybe 6 of 10 sour. Pumpkin and nutmeg spice is subtle and a very good authentic flavor, but is subdued. Really nice. Really nice bourbon/brandy oakyness. Sweetness of the quad is not noticeable as it is all sour, but almost get some of the fig/date like flavors of the quad. Lots going on with this one and all the flavors really work great. Best pumpkin beer ever and a really good sour in general. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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