Mora2000 (5568) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to 5000 for sending me this bottle. Orange pour with a white head. The aroma has some strong pumpkin and nutmeg notes, as well as a bit of toffee. The flavor is the same with some tart, acidic notes coming through as well. As the beer warms it really starts to open up and the pumpkin pie flavors come through strongly. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Steve_0 (2542) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Avery Sour Fest 2014. 2011 Vintage. Pour is murky toffee with a small white head and good lacing. Heavy caramel, candy corn, toffee, rich butterscotch, nutmeg, and tangy aroma. Taste is spicy, yammy, brown sugar, caramel, graham crackers, and tangy ending lightly sour. Kind of weird. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Not very good.
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Avery Sour Fest 2014. Pours a murky brown appearance with a good sized tan head. Aroma was, not surprisingly, quite spicy with a lot of nutmeg and cinnamon. There was a cola-like presence to the nose that seemingly was the pumpkin. The pumpkin was a little more obvious in the flavor but I still got a soda-like flavor along with a shit load of cinnamon. Another case of a pretty decent aroma and a less exciting flavor.
Ratman197 (9530) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour at Avery Sour Fest poured a hazy amber with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of caramel, cinnamon, clove and light pumpkin. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, cinnamon, clove and pepper with a crisp dry lingering peppery finish.
TheAlum (5575) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75o ml bottle acquired via a trade on BA. Thanks! Opened at our Oscars Sour Lineup. Pours a darker reddish copper pour, a decent haziness leaves the body a bit dulled but the light strikes quite nicely on the edges. A tannish head atop dies down to a small ring clinger overall, light lacing sticks around. Aromas are more pie based than expected, showing distinct pie spice, cinnamon and clove meet touches of dark fruit, caramel and nutmeg. Carmelized malts, brown sugar and sour pumpkin, gentle red fruit touches. Fairly complex overall. Aromas are a bit sweet and sugary, caramel and toffee elements strike, pie spices start to hit the palate with cinnamon, clove, and gentle carmelized sugars. The tartness hits, a decent hit of citrusy lactic life, touches of red fruit, tart and a bit sweet. Lactic presence hits as a firm presence, yogurt and tart, lemony and some red fruit elements, still showing some firm base elements at times. The sourness seems a bit out of place, obviously. Gentle rum elements, brown sugar, gentle warmth as we finish up and lingering tartness. Overall, itís a vast improvement over something like Timmermanís Pumpkin Lambicus, but still feels a bit odd overall. The flavors are good, the flow seems a bit off for me (But I just think thatís my personal preference). A bit warm and sweet at times, but certainly interesting, and a solid beer overall. Definitely not one of my favorite Cascades, but Iím glad I got a chance to try it.
Bullit (3971) - Burgos, SPAIN - FEB 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Rooie Dop brew dungeon, thanks for sharing Mark. Murky orange-reddish colour, thin tan head. Nose is sour, fruity, bit of spices, wood, slightly alcoholic. Flavour is light malty, sour, spicy, bit of caramel malts. Low carbonation, Slightly alcoholic finish. Nice stuff.
skortila (4433) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. @ Rooie Dop Brew Dungeon. Thanks Mark for the share. The aroma is very fruity, has cherry, wine, lactic tones, citrus. Hazy, red-brown coloured beer with a thin head. The taste is slightly sour with a little more sweetness. Raisin, caramel, rhum, wine, lactic tones, some aceton. Medium bodied, smooth velvety lingering mouthfeel. Very nice.
djd07 (3371) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle thanks to Diego. Pours a cloudy brown with small off white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong tart and pumpkin spice. Medium mouthfeel with brown sugar, spice, and light tartness. Hides alcohol well, very good.
bytemesis (3020) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle with thanks to douglass88! Pours hazy reddish amber with a small tan head and some lacing on the glass. Aroma is tart cherry, oak, dark sugary rum. Not getting much spice on the nose. Flavor is light tart, lightly spiced, fruity (but not really pumpkin), definite rum. Light astringence from time in oak, just a touch of funk for good measure, and a bit of balancing bitterness. Well hidden ABV. There is a lot going on in this beer, and it would be very easy to see it turning into a train wreck, but in Cascadeís hands, it all comes together quite nicely into something that is truly unique, very pleasant to drink, and impossible to write about effectively. Try it yourself!
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JAN 27, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thanks go out to epic beer dude MIKE! What a night! He got this for me in a trade. Of course we shared it and it did not disappoint. It was what I was hoping for when I imagined in a pumpkin sour from Cascade. Of course a prominent sour element but surprisingly not too sour. Tiny bit of oak. Spices are muted and blend into a floral perfumey heaven. A sweetness like candied pumpkin jellybeans. Has comfort food appeal like pumpkin/apricot danish. A lot of pumpkin beers have a vegetal element but none present here. Best pumpkin beer ever!!!