Cambridge Great Pumpkin Ale
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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Back by popular (and incessant) demand, its CBCs 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 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Great Pumpkin
Date: September 17, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: clear copper, fine off white head, bits of lace
Aroma: big sweet malt aroma, pumpkin pulp, lots of spices, cinnamon and clove with light nutmeg
Flavor: sweet pumpking flavor, lots of spices, pretty much follows the aroma, light bitterness follows the spicyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Bottle/22oz - Pours a slightly cloudy golden orangish amber in color with a medium and tight white head that stuck around to produce a small amount of lacing on the glass. Aroma is mild of bready yeasts, pumpkin pie spices and very slight of pumpkin itself. Flavor is pretty mild all around with pumpkin spices with just a hint of pumpkin fruit. Nice slightly bitter finish. I like the mild spicing along with the authentic pumpkin flavor. A very drinkable/sessionable beer...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reynolds314 (2988) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Pumpkin Ale is Pumpkiny. Taste is lightly malty and nicely spiced with the usual pumpkin spices. The base beer is a little MEH! with some wierd bready malty notes that border on unpleasant. Still a good offering from a local brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (4965) - Arizona, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Bomba, this is great. Good cinnamon flavors, delicious Pumpkin flavors. This is a great local, well done massholes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerfest5 (1206) - Cloneen, IRELAND - NOV 20, 2011
A terrific pumpkin ale, was surprised to see this rated a little low. the aroma and color are all exactly what id want for a pumpkin ale, the taste could be a little higher in abv, a little more kick, but still great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
baraciisch (2463) - California, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Slight cinnamon spice aroma.... Nutmeg, pumpkin... Flavor is fairly light and watery, but notes of pumpkin and spices present... Not that strong of a pumpkin beer, but decent.... Probably would have added another 150 lbs of pumpkin to it....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 29, 2011
22oz. A nice change up from the high octane 22oz pumpkins. Pours a lighter orange hue, white fluffy head. The aromas are nice, spice, nutmeg, a little cinnamon, nothing over powering. Smooth across the palate, lighter fleshier flavors of pumpkin in the background, slight bitterness, spice is balanced. Really nice for the lower ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (3221) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Pours a slightly amber orange color with a pumpkin aroma and hints of spice. Mostly pumpkin flavor. Not over spiced at all. Very good beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - OCT 27, 2011
A nice cloudy orange-amber body with a white to off white head. Aroma had mostly pumpkin upfront. some spices and caramel malts to balance it out. A good pumpkin flavor too, spices seemed to be a little more prevalent and the malts were just enough to balance out the other flavors. Body was a little thin but not enough to affect the beer negatively.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (37031) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
From tap at the brewpub. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is nutmeg, cardemomme and cinnamon spiced. Toasted malty, spiced and light caramelish. Bitter, herbal and dry finish.

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