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Cascade Pumpkin Smash
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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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!


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx77 (1466) - Oregon, USA - MAR 3, 2013
On draught at Cascade Barrel House. Aroma of sweet tartness. Roasty pumpkin paired with nutmeg and light yeasty sourness. Spice finish.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (11566) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2015
Keg at the taproom in PDX, 11/11/14. Lightly hazed chestnut brown with a moderate beige covering that dissipates then retains as edgeing. Nose is tangy orange marmalade, spice, pumpkin essence, tarte green berry, light fart. Taste comprises more pumpkin notes, light acidity, tangy berry fruit, must, spice, cherry skins, figs, nutmeg, damp wood. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, tangy licks and moderate puckerings in the close. Solid pumpkin sour - impressive stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Pour on tap at Avery Sourfest 2014, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of pumpkin, crust, some vanilla, some sour fruit, touch of rum, earth, touch of spice, cinnamon, clove in there. Taste is a mix of toffee, caramel, pumpkin, pie crust, nice rum and oaky tones into some sour fruit, some cinnamon, nutmeg, finishing fairly sour, slightly sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
[6577-20140808] Bottle. Fruity pumpkin pie filling and allspice crust aroma. Slightly hazy, dark amber brown body with a quick foamy white head. Soured fruit skins flavour has a grainy malt sweet rum barrel finish. Medium body is quite sour. Interesting. (8/3/7/3/15) 3.6
(w/ blankboy, GregClow, HogTownHarry, jercraigs)
Overheard: "Why does Paul get a handy on Harry’s birthday?!"

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danyel (1282) - Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Tap at Cascade Brewing. Pours clear brown red hues. Aroma is clove, nutmeg, sour, vegetative. Taste is lightly spiced, medium bodied, crisp, high carbonation. Overall, a really good beer. Fun and well done .

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (1993) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2014
on tap at the barrel house. pours light amber. nose of oak, rum, spice. taste is lightly sours, hold on.... features actual pumpkin. light spice. pretty different, cool story bro.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1568) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
Orangey brown with a pale head. Aroma is sour red fruit, subtle pumpkin spices, hint of pumpkin and rum. Medium-full bodied, lightly tart on the palate with a very sweet background. Taste is pumpkin spice, caramel, tart cherry and fig. Slightly bizarre.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (5057) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2014
This poured a red color with a white head. Aroma was of rum, vinegar, dark fruits and light funk. Flavor was of.dark fruits scone, cinnamon, rum, light funk and lemon Interesting.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1291) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 18, 2014
On tap at the Elysian Great Pumpkin Fest in Seattle. Colour...clear Amber with a thin veil of an off white head. Nose...lightly acetic with gently spicy notes and hints of pie pumpkin. Palate...much more pumpkin on the palate than the nose, and plenty of funk as well, though not necessarily barnyard-like. The pumpkin lingers all about the palate and the spice remains subtle. The finish is long, with some tartness, orchard fruit and of course, pumpkin.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2426) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Shared a 750ml bottle with my wife. Big leathery character in both the aroma and flavor. Subtle spicing, very well balanced against the sour. A pleasant chocolaty finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (6423) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2014
[Bottle (750ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o j&m] Pours a deep golden-amber with an average size diminishing fizzy off-white head. Really nice aroma of pumpkin, spices, light sour fruit, yeast and toffee. Flavour, also nice, of sour fruit, spices, pumpkin, caramel malt and some light bitterness in the finish. Alcohol is very well hidden. Average to medium bodied. Awesome stuff.


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