Cambridge Great Pumpkin Ale
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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Back by popular (and incessant) demand, it’s CBC’s most sought after seasonal beer! The Great American Pumpkin Ale flows from the taps all Autumn long, through Thanksgiving, Brewed with over 150 pounds of fresh, locally grown, organic sugar pumpkins in each batch, (from our friends at The Farm School in Athol and Wilson Farms in Lexington!) it has an appropriately ruddy orange hue. The subtle pumpkin flavor is enhanced by the addition of traditional autumn spices, and is guaranteed to please even the most finicky of the harvest-time ale fanatics. Come raise a glass in honor of the Great Pumpkin!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (7063) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Keg @ CBC. Light amber with a small head. Nose is sort of what you’d expect. All spice, cinnamon, caramel, nutmeg. General spice rack. Not a lot of room for nuance. Flavor is welcoming lt dry. Dried pumpernickel bread. Hot cinnamon. A bit peppery. Leaf pile. Medium body, soft carbonation. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zoucrew102 (1377) - - OCT 25, 2014
Bomber. Mild spice aroma with notes of nutmeg and cinnamon and a bit of pumpkin. Pours amber colored with a half a finger of off white head and some lacing. Starts with bright pumpkin sweetness with the aforementioned spices mixed in a little. Finishes finishes smooth with the spices taking over a bit more with the pumpkin fading to the background. Good, light bodied pumpkin ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rondphoto (4059) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 24, 2014
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY -- Hazy medium amber, solid off-white head cover, streaks of lace. Taste is malt and pumpkin pie; all turns a little bitter (and a little sour) in a medium finish. Decent, unique, definite pumpkin, but not exactly appealing, and not for regular consumption.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21438) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Draft at Track 84. Hazy golden color, thin white head. Aroma of nutmeg and cinnamon. Taste has just enough spice. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Tap at Track 84. Pours clear copper with a small, frothy off-white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is pumpkin, nutmeg, cloves, dates and toast malt. Flavor is lightly bitter earthy hops, dates and nutmeg, pumpkin, toast malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Concealer (1174) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Bomber. Opaque golden orange with a foamy beige head. Aromas of pumpkin, caramel, brown sugar, yeast and nutmeg. Flavor is caramel malt, pumpkin, squash, brown sugar, light yeast and nutmeg. Medium bodied, smooth with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (9998) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bomber from Whole Foods. Pours hazy orange with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is pumpkin, malt, mild tart acidity. Tastes of pumpkin, some pumpkin pie and spice flavor, mild tartness as it warms. Decent flavor and balance with a smooth finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
slowrunner77 (10120) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2014
"Lighter in color, body, flavor and aroma than most of it’s competition. Really wasn’t impressed with this one at all. Reminded me of the dark ages when Blue Moon and Buffalo Bills were the only locally available pumpkin brews. Blah..."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (17532) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle from Mikkeller Beer Shop. Clear orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, pumpkin and light spicy. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. Too much carbonation. 240814

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (10944) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle 650ml @ fonefan
Pours hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and pepper. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with a long pumpkin spicy finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

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