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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!


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30902) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29208) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2008
GABF 2007. A slightly hazy golden beer with a lazing white head. The aroma is sweet malty with spicy notes of cinnamon and more mixing in with notes of pumpkin. The flavor is sweet malty with spicy notes of cinnamon mixing with notes of pumpkin. The body is light. Not my thing with pumpkin in beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16539) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (13851) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2007
(Draught) Pours a clear bright orange body with a small white head. Aroma of pumpkin and sweet potato. Flavor of pumpkin, caramel malt, and light clove.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - 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

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chrisv10 (10871) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10738) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 6, 2011
A: The beer pours the expected copper color with a finger of off-white head. S: A rather subtle pie spice aroma, which is kind of surprising. Just a touch of vanilla along with pumpkin, toasted malt, and toffee. There are a couple spices that do come through a bit more, namely nutmeg and cinnamon. T: Fairly sweet with a strong toasted malt and toffee flavor. Like the aroma, a good dosing of nutmeg and cinnamon with a hint of vanilla and pumpkin. Again, it is certainly spiced, but not overly so. M: The body and carbonation are both medium. O: Seems the folks at Cambridge are pretty adept at brewing pumpkin beers.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (10683) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2012
Bottle at Sander’s place in NYC. Pours slightly cloudy orange-amber with a fine white head. Some faint pumpkin and spice in the nose, with lightly toasted malts. Flavor is light to medium sweet, some light bread, mild spiciness, slight tang, light bitterness. Medium bodied with very lively. Alright balance in the finish, a bit of pumpkin character in the aftertaste, light leafy bitterness, light nutmeg, mildly sweet. I’d say this beer is a little bit past its prime, but the heart is still there. Even still, it’s just an OK beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (10254) - Göteborg/Jönköping, 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.


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