Cambridge Great Pumpkin Ale
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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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 13/20
ekstedt (5992) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle (bomber), courtesy of aniela. CLear deep golden, medium white head. Soft spicy pumpkin aroma, bready and bisquity malt. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
_angst_ (3567) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle courtesy of aniela. Pours tiny hazy golden with a frothy offwhite head that slowly dissipates while leaving some thick lacing on the glass. Smell is tiny malty and spicy with biscuits, pie crust, ginger, cloves, lemon zest, nutmeg and hints of pumpkin gourds and rubber. Taste is tiny sour, tiny bitter, tiny malty and spicy with wheat crackers, biscuits, pie crusts, pumpkin gourds, lemon juice, hay, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, cardamom, sheet metal and hints of rubber, lemon zest and celery. Mouthfeel is tiny round, phenolic astringent and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sour, bitter and spicy with pie crusts, lemon juice, ginger, nutmeg, cardamom, cloves, pumpkin and lemon zest. Not too sweet which is nice but the rather harsh phenols brings it down.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmgreenuk (5804) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle at the "Colin and the Vikings tasting, Goteborg". Poured a hazy light amber with a thin white head. The aroma is big pumpkin yeast. The flavour is light bitter, veggie with a dry pumpkin, grainy palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Don’t like pumpkin so I was never going to like this too much.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solros (88) - stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2014
Doft: pepparkaka krydda. Smak:, ingefära, nejlika. En aning syrlig med torr avrundning. God och trevlig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (13393) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle at Colin And The Vikings in Nol 2014-03-22. Clear golden beer with a decent offwhite head. Spicy pumpkin aroma, notes of ginger bread, grassy, herbal, some fruity notes. Spicy pumpkin flavor, hay, grapes, sourish, some grass, herbal notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (19419) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy pumpkin aroma. Fruity malty spicy pumpkin and caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel pumpkin finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Pours a cloudy orange with light frothy head. Aroma is sweet, spicy, with notes of pumpkin throughout. Flavor is light to moderately sweet with a bitter herbal finish. Overall a pretty average pumpkin beer but still tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Slubgob (230) - West Hartford, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Nice orange, yes even pumpkin hue. Cinnamon, ginger, little earthy funky on the nose. In the mouth surprisingly blah. Spices don’t carry through. Not a lot of pumpkin. A bit of dirt carries through but on the whole rather bland for a pumpkin ale, and sorry of boring for a ale period.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle:   Darker shade of orangish straw, pale haze, thin to moderate frothy white head, spotty lacing.   Subtle malt on the nose, barely any spices.   Does have some sort of real pumpkin or gourd aroma, but its subtle.   Soft maltiness up front, lacks much depth in terms of spices, but its at least clean.   I can see this as an Autumn ale has it has a very soft indistinguishable spice that reminds me of an autumn floral bouquet during thanksgiving.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Snoozer of a finish.   Surprised this is that light for a Great Pumpkin Ale, coming in at only 4.4%.   Pretty boring, unfortunately.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
reberiii (426) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2013 Not too much pumpkin, not too much anything. Smooth and refreshing, this pours a clear deep amber with no head retention. Easy to consume, won?t annoy like most pumpkin ales.

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