Sasquash - Milwaukee Brewing Company

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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 11.51%
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:
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.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 04-26-2012)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.89/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle
$2.00 Single
Village Dell & Wine - Rice Lake, WI

Sasquash pours like coffee and fills the glass the same way. It's black with chestnut brown hues around the sides and bottom. The beige head grows to a finger in height but quickly falls to a short crown. A couple spots of patchy lace cling to the glass. Looks about like your standard porter. 3.75

The nose brings squash straight off the bat. Freshly roasted pumpkin is the main component, I can't say I get much sweet potato though. A soft roast permeates the squash with faint coffee in the background. Anise adds its touch and plays well with the earthiness of the pumpkin. I can't say I get much spice, which is how I prefer pumpkin beers, but there is a sprinkling of nutmeg and ginger. The spice is in the background and smells fresh and well done as opposed to overwhelming and stale.

The most important aspect of this, the porter, is tasty and well made. It's softly roasty with a mild but tongue coating anise quality. Cocoa powder pops up mid-palate through the finish. The cocoa works well with the earthy pumpkin. The pumpkin tastes real and is nowhere near overspiced. The nutmeg and ginger are well integrated. This is a very well balanced beer.

The body weighs in a at medium, maybe even a touch short. The carbonation is active and pushes the porter through fairly quickly. An easy going sweetness lingers briefly on the swallow before soft roast bitterness takes over. If this beer had a little more heft it would be damn good, as is it's on the thin side.

Let me just say that I usually despise pumpkin beers. They're nearly always overspiced by a longshot. This caught my eye with the use of sweet potatoes and the woman at the shop mentioned it being very low in spice without me even asking so I gave it a go. It's a well made porter with a definite earthy pumpkin quality that I thoroughly enjoy. Sasquash is a expertly balanced, interesting take on a fall beer. Give it a whirl.

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3.76/5  rDev +3%

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3.7/5  rDev +1.4%

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 72 ratings.