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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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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!


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 11, 2009
Draft at Washington Square Tavern. Pours a light golden color with a bright white head. Nose is light straw and grass, light pumpkin notes. Palate is medium bodied with a nice fizzy feel. Flavor is light grassy hops with some dirty malt notes but a clean finish. Pumpkin is present upon swallow and in the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2009
Draft at Iron Hill West Chester. Poured clear amber with a small white head. Aroma of pretty weak with pumpkin spices and caramel malts. Tastes is pretty watered down pumpkin, spices and caramel malt.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KornDogg (525) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2009
Draft. Iron Hill WC... Light pumpkin flavor... a bit sweet with hints of spice... well balanced but I would like more pumpkin flavor

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5662) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 27, 2009
@Elysian Pumkinfest2009. Clear amber with a white head. Big sweet malty grainy yeasty aromas with mild pumpkin. Medium body. Lightly sweet pale malt base brew with smooth pumpkin pie flavors.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
egajdzis (5275) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Amber with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of light spices, pumpkin, some nuts, and caramel. Taste of light spices, nuts, caramel malt, and pumpkin.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TomDecapolis (4444) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Tap at IH WC during Gathering of the Gourds 2009. Pours a translucent amber with a medium bubbly off white head. Aroma of light pumpkin pie spices, some pumpkin notes, toffee and toasted malt along with a heavy does of caramel malt. Flavor of the same. Thin.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2009
On tap at Kinsale Irish Pub, Boston MA, 2 October 2009. Amber colour. Fairly dry and firm. Biscuity malt in evidence. Some diacetyl on the nose. Subtle spice aroma but doesn’t carry through too intrusively on the palate. Result is a nicely balanced, drinkable pumpkin ale, rather than a spice bomb as is often the case. As I’m not a big fan of of those spice bombs this suited me fine. If you prefer a more spicy style you might find this too restrained.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2009
Tang-orange pumpkin color, ok head. Vegetal pumpkin aroma wafts from the glass. Overall, neutral bouquet with some sweet notes. Neutral pumpkin flavor, enjoyable vegetal subtleness with a bitter pumpkin finish. An "authentic" tasting, no frills, pumpkin ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9789) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2009
A golden amber ale with a thin white head. A pleasant aroma of pumpkin spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. In mouth, a good malt with light spices, nice and balanced. On tap at brewpub Oct. 11 2008.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
riversideAK (5591) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2008
Light sweet malts with very light pumpkin spices. Pours a golden orange, thin head. Light sweetness in the flavor. Not much going on except a little spice and maybe a light earthy tartness in the finish. Light body, uninteresting.


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