Tieton Cider Works – Smoked Pumpkin Cider – 1 out of 7

Tieton Cider Works Smoked Pumpkin Cider

This is the worst beer I’ve ever had, and that includes a ton of warm Busch Light I stole from Paul Darryl’s keg party that I ‘uninvitedly’ sneaked into only to fill several recently emptied 3 liter bottles of Kroger brand grape soda when I was 15 years old. I stashed them under my backyard deck for a week so I could host a sleepover where myself and some friends of mine could all walk to Taco Bell drunk. Yeah, this shit is worse than that. (It was a pretty fun night by the way).

My passion for smoke allowed me to overlook my ambivalence for ciders, and my hatred for pumpkin beers for this review, but I cannot overlook my standards. Some tastes I pulled out include apple and smoke, but not really much pumpkin at all. The smell reminds me of some mash I made on my kitchen floor with a 5 gal bucket, sugar, cornmeal, water, and bread yeast (testing out an old family recipe). Do I need to mention how unappetizing those mash smells are? Also, this cider is completely flat, void of all carbonation. Then about 20 minutes passed and I realized that I hadn’t taken any more sips. My subconscious hated it so much that it tricked my body into forgetting that I was reviewing a beer and let is sit on the table undisturbed. When I remembered that I was working on something, I reached out and couldn’t bring myself to take another sip. I poured out the rest. And another thing, there is silt in this! For shame Tieton.

Brewer Tieton Cider Works
Beer Name Smoked Pumpkin Cider
Brewer’s Description An earthy, nuanced cider filled with tannins and acid and smoked over apple wood – the same wood that produced the apples – which gives it a light sweetness. The earthiness of the pumpkin is your first experience, followed by a light smoke and finishing with the acid of the cider.
Food Pairings Pork, sausage, BLT, soup, squash, kale, bacon
Brewer Location Tieton, WA
Alcohol content by volume 6.9%
IBU (International Bitterness Units) ?
Beer opacity rate 1 – 7 (light – dark) 1
Smell smoke? 1 – 7 (No – George Burns) 1.5
Sausage detection? Y or N N
Smokepower taste: 1 – 7 Smokestacks 1
Overall Happiness: 1 – 7 (low – high) 1

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1 Response to Tieton Cider Works – Smoked Pumpkin Cider – 1 out of 7

  1. Bobbi M says:

    I enjoyed rreading your post

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