Cambridge Great Pumpkin Ale
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RATINGS: 120   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (17824) - 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 (10971) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Enjoyit (3757) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2014
Unclear orange of color with a white head. An aroma of carnations, spice, glögg, pumpkin and some sweet notes. A flavor of spice, bitter, dry and fresh. Thin in taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chrisv10 (15525) - DENMARK - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle, 4.4%. Slightly hazy amber/orange with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, pumpkin, spices and caramel. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, spices, pumpkin, little sweet, little dry and a medium bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (16989) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are dominated by pumpkin, but also some caramel, grass, straw and hops.Quite balanced and not overdone with pumpkin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (17251) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2014
Bottle, thanks to Riita (Aniela) split at Colin and the Vikings tasting, Nol, Goteborg, Sweden 22/03/14 - slow gusher alter. Lightly hazed golden with a well appointed off white covering that thins to a covering then stays for the show. Nose is bitter fruit, orange, spice, pumpkin, light plastic. Taste comprises spice, straw, lemon rind, apple skins, more saison like. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, crisp close. So so affair, pumpkin saison - weird !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (6812) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Tasting at Colin and the Vikings, Göteborg. Courtesy of Aniela.
Appearance: Hazy amber colour with a large off-white head.
Aroma: Pumpkin, spices, yeast.
Body: Medium body, high carbonation. Guzzler.
Flavour: Spices, pumpkin, malt, herbs, grass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekstedt (6528) - 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_ (4556) - 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 (7844) - 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.

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