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, 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Had this brew a few times, my favorite being from a firkin at a local brew fest. It was just awesome from a cask. One of my favorite pumpkin seasonal I look forward to it every year. Try it on cask if you can

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmohno (1535) - Iowa, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Brilliant clear light orange. LIght fizzy head,leaving a ring fairly shortly after with light soapy/sugary lace. Pungent aroma hop like pungency dankish earthy,light earthy light fruit tones. Mild Orange citrus. Refined complex spice. Light pie crust breadiness.Even some woody oak almost bourbon like quality to it. Quite impressive aroma for a pumpkin. Taste is light medium body with light slickness,light caramel.Spice is a bit more in flavor with pumpkin tannin,fairly easy drinking and for only 4.4% this is really impressive on this lighter level. MIld orange tone. Nice mellow but noticable pumpkin flavor with the right amount of spice. All the flavors meld well and nothing really sticks out like most pumpkin ales when you get hit with a certain heavy spice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kitschy (326) - Nebraska, USA - OCT 16, 2007
on tap at gabf. Smells like a pumpkin pie with buttery graham cracker crust, and tastes like it too! clearly going for the pumpkin pie flavor, this beer includes many pie spices, nice hefty palate, and great malt presence. a true delight.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Hazy orange gold. Good pumpkin, nutmeg and toast on the nose. Medium-bodied, well balanced palate with great pumpkin flavors and no sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - OCT 8, 2013
A very good pumpkin ale. This one is all about the pumpkin. Pumpkin through and through. Mediim body. The spices are very light and the pumpkin shines. Id like to see a double version of this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerfest5 (1207) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - NOV 14, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2006 I hated this last year, but its excellent now. Lots and lots of pumpkin flavor, with good spice and hops, and balanced malt. A joy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Hazy orange-brown pour with a 2 finger, creamy, soapy off white head. Aroma is caramel, pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin, light roast, cereal, hints of rustic grain and light spicy, floral and citrus hops. Flavor is full of cereal up front, then nice caramel, light toffee nuts, sweet and earthy pumpkin, light pumpkin pie spice, mostly ginger and allspice, a hint of earthy roast hay and herbal, floral and spicy hops. Light, creamy body with a light, blanketing and playfully wavy on the tongue carbonation. Really great stuff, not only great for a pumpkin beer, but an awesome session ale as well with plenty of flavor and a great mouthfeel at in an easy going and 4.4%abv package.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 10, 2003
On Tap at Rdbones in Somerville,finally my day is here.It stands up pretty well to the other Pumpkin beers of the season,right up there with the Smuttynose version.Amber color.Pumpkin comes through nicely,notover spiced like many.Light hop zip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClarkVV (5862) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 17, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2006 2004 draught @ the brewery. Pours a soft orange-yellow, lightly golden, mostly clear with a small white head. Aroma of pumpkin pie spice, light brown sugar notes; pumpkin. Flavor begins a bit light and takes a while to really gain steam, but as the beer warms, this helps the malt come forth. Quite spicy, but not too watery and not overly spicy at least. Medium to medium light body, moderately sweet; Im still spoiled from Empires Pumpkin though.

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