Cambridge Great Pumpkin Ale
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RATINGS: 118   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2014

Bottle 22fl.oz.

[ As Cambridge Great Pumpkin Ale ].
ABV: 4.47%. Clear medium orange yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, spicy, perfume, clove, cinnamon, pumpkin - pumpkin spices. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet with a long duration, perfume, spicy, pumpkin. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140704]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40447) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34322) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (23012) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21427) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Draft at Track 84. Hazy golden color, thin white head. Aroma of nutmeg and cinnamon. Taste has just enough spice. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18526) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (18187) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (17532) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (16866) - 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
saxo (16771) - 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.

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