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Sasquash - Milwaukee Brewing Company

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73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Milwaukee Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: emerge077 on 04-26-2012

This recipe was created by our Brewer Kurt. Along with 400 pounds of pumpkin and 300 sweet potato he used a variety of specialty malts to keep your taste buds on an adventurous ride with each sip. You’ll find the roasty flavors are well balanced with pumpkin which gives it a very smooth character. Kurt also added pumpkin spice to this Porter to give it that amazing aroma and finish.
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"A sweet potato and pumpkin porter" according to a recent article in the Business Journal.

On tap at Toad Hall in Racine, WI, review from written notes.

Served in a nonic pint glass. Dark brown with a ruby glint in the light. Lasting tan foam with a ring of lace around it's edges.

Toasty, spicy sweet nutmeg and pumpkin aromas.

Some light roast from the base porter, more nutmeg and an earthy sweetness interpreted as sweet potato possibly, and perceptible roasted pumpkin notes. A light dry bitterness in the aftertaste. Light and slightly watery feel, but smooth with subdued spice levels. It's pretty drinkable and a unique combo of porter and actual pumpkin with supporting spices, though thankfully subdued. Probably the most interesting thing i've tried from MKE Brewing.

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12 oz bottle poured into a nonic.
5.6% ABV, 12.5 IBUs, no date.

A - Held up to the light, this porter barely lets light through it's crimson brown highlights; it's almost pitch black. A tall mocha head rises above the beer and slowly lowers down but leaves little to be reminded of it's presence.

S - A few staples like turkey and stuffing are missing, otherwise this smells like a Thanksgiving beer; gutted and roasted pumpkin and mashed sweet potatoes! A few drops of sweet honey and a sprinkle of pie spice join the fun for a holiday aroma.

T - Despite over 700 pounds of pumpkin and sweet potato being used in this beer, it's flavor involvement is quite subtle, barely rising above the plethora of roasted malt. Cocoa, oily coffee bean notes, and bittersweet chocolate swirl around the malty flavor with traces of the vegetables following behind.

M - Rich in flavor but medium bodied, this beer doesn't cross over into the heavy side of things, offering gentle roast dryness and bitterness on the finish with sweetness becoming a balancing afterthought.

O - By the end of the fall season the obligatory rich pumpkin pie spiciness, though I love it, becomes over-used. Sasquash skips over the stereotypical pumpkin flavors and mashes it with sweet potatoes for a meal-like addition to a hearty, delicately roasted porter. This blend is a welcome departure from the usual, exploring new and exciting territory.

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12 oz. bottle, with coded bottled on date August 13, 2014 printed on the bottleneck, 22514. A new one to me from Milwaukee Brewing Company, acquired a single bottle as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's. My bottle lists a 5.60% abv.

Poured into a Southern Tier Warlock glass.

A - It pours a dark reddish mahogany colored body, a winey reddish brown appearance in the glass with two and a half fingers of creamy mocha tan head. Leaves behind some okay scattered lacing. Creamy in appearance, looks pretty nice.

S - The aroma is pleasant enough for what it is - creamy, with lots of fall spicing. Lightly buttery, with a bit of vegetal gourd / sweet potato presence noted. Some creamy chocolate malt.

T - Taste follows the nose - liberal autumnal spicing - cinnamon, cream, powdery chocolate / cocoa. In a lot of ways, it reminds me of the Saugatuck Brewing Pumpkin Chai that I had a while back. Chocolatey and roasty. Lightly herbal, vegetal, & gourdy, but nothing that I would really describe as pumpkin or sweet potatoes.

M - The feel is thick & creamy, lightly coarse, herbal, sticky, & powdery. Medium-fullish body, especially considering the moderately low 5.60% abv.

Overall, an average effort at a pumpki porter, but not a bad beer from MKE. I suppose I would have it again, but it wouldn't be my first choice.

Milwaukee Brewing Company Sasquash -----3.5/5

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Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Not much lacing sticks.

The smell is of some pumpkin pie spicing with some roasted coffee. Mild, but pleasant enough.

The taste is of pumpkin pie spices that are noticeable, but not overpowering. Mildly roasted coffee and sweet chocolate give it the porter aspect of the brew. I get some sweet potato skin as it warms/progresses, and it works well here. It has a nice, balanced, sweet, spicy, earthy, roasty pleasant finish.

The medium body and carbonation fit well with the general character of the brew.

A well-balanced, enjoyable pumpkin porter.

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Sasquash from Milwaukee Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.