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Cascade Pumpkin Smash
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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
iowaherkeye (2696) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Bottle at Toronado SD. Clear amber small creamy off-white, good retention. Lots of sweet rum and brown sugar, some nutmeg and lotsa vanilla and melted butter, not diacetyl. Flavor adds a fair amount of booze, not near the 13.9 abv the barrel guy (Preston) claims. Sourness peaked at a 3ish, alcohol masked pretty well. Low carbonation , full body. Better than Pumking. I said it. Best pumpkin beer I’ve had. 9-4-9-4-18--4.4


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (6865) - 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 (1087) - 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 (1856) - Saint Johns, 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 (1421) - 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 (4713) - 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 (1245) - 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 (2311) - 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 (6286) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (8091) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2014
2014-08-08. Lightly hazy dark amber brown body with a nice beige head fades. 3++ Aroma is lovely, sweet rich fruity pumpkin blends really well with the spice character. 8++ Flavour is interesting, the first sips oscillate between sour and sweet fruity pumpkin, with pleasantly mildspice in the background. Lingering tangy sourness and spice. I like all the elements individually but they don’t come together as nicely as in the aroma. Light oak, notes of rum that I didn’t place until someone read the back of the bottle. 7+ Smooth average plus to medium bodied palate, soft but effervescent carbonation. Quite interesting. Pretty nice. The 12% abv on the comes as a shock - it is very dangerously drinkable. Bottle via trade with iguenard

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2014
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.


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