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Pumpkin Smash | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Oregon, United States | website

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.50%

Availability: Fall

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Added by anteater on 10-24-2013

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 98
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4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

thanks to my brother for procuring this special rarity! a real unique, intense, and delicious beer from cascade, fitting their high quality standard very well, this beer is very them. pours a murky deep rusted orange color without a lot of head, looks just short of still in my snifter, but smells insane. roasted pumpkin right away, slightly caramelized squashy earthy vegetable vibe, and of course a huge heaping dose of mature lactic acidity and oak. in the flavor, its real layered. grain is toasty and warm, notes of honey and molasses, marrying well with the spice and fruit profile in this, baked figs, clove, white pepper. the spirit barrel and the squash and the roast and the booze (which shows through only just enough, quite minimally for its strength) create a warming fall or wintery vibe, something to curl up with. thats why the acidity seems so out of place. i know this is what cascade does, but it seems almost harsh in this context, cutting through the comfort a little bit. its a major pucker bomb to finish, slow sipper with the alcohol as it warms too. overall a one of a kind beer, thats for sure, and nice around holiday time. definitely one to share though. its greatest sucess might be the choice of barrel, i love that influence. another tasty head scratcher from cascade.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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I recall being served this beer at the 2012 Elysian Pumpkinfest - of course it was really just a shitty lager labeled as this. Finally, I get to try the real pumpkin smash...

One of the better pumpkin-oriented beers on the market - I dug the interplay of the typical Cascade lactose sourness with a rich pumpkin pie and spice mix. Cascade has been really impressive lately at crafting very high ABV beers that balance funk and richness. Good stuff.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Semi cloudy amber with some slight carbonation.

S-Good deal of pumpkin still, nice rum that seems to have mellowed out. Slight funk as well.

T-Starts with pumpkin nice mellow rum flavor with a tart finish.

M-Medium bodied, no alcohol heat, not much carbonation though.

O-I was worried about the rum barrel making it too sweet, but the beer was nicely balanced.

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Pumpkin Smash from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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