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, itís CBCís 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!

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   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JStax (5468) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2016
Draft sample at the source. Clear copper with a beige head of foam. The aroma has roast, nuts, moderate spices, and pumpkin notes. Sweet and roasty taste. Medium body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (3873) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - OCT 5, 2016
Bottled 09/08/16. This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a ruddy burnt orange close to amber color. Thin fingerís worth of foamy white head started and clung nicely to the glass. Slight wispy in itís lace. The aroma starts with the spices of allspice, light ginger, cinnamon and the cardamom (yeah, I swear Iím getting cardadmom, now where in the hell is that coming from?). Light pumpkin flesh as it warms. The flavor brings it all together nicely. Pumpkin fleshy sweetness punches some of the spices to balance decently.Light bready/somewhat pumpkin aftertaste. Sweet to pumpkin spiced finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. Low riding carbonation. Spices donít distract the harshness. Good all around feel. Overall, I say it was a pretty good pumpkin ale all around. Itís no Night Owl, but thisíll do.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (4947) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 30, 2016
Sent to me by Strykzone. Thanks Dave. I see I liked this better than you did. Pours copper with an off-white head. Nose of pumpkin pie spices. A hint of vanilla. Medium body. Flavor has cinnamon and nutmeg and of course pumpkin. Finishes with a lot of spice. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strykzone (6753) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Bomber. Copper with some cloudiness. A decent head. Pumpkin and pie spices in the aroma. First sip is very tart bitter hops. Is there a Pumpkin IPA style? Hops are very big for the style and could be reduced. Not really a fan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (3516) - New York, USA - NOV 23, 2015
Second bottle to finish off MNF. Orangey brown small head. Nose is light pumpkin, hint of spice, and barnyard. Tastes of nutmeg, caramel, light dough, some sugar pumpkin, touch of herbs. Medium bodied and smooth. All right.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puboflyons (3122) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 1, 2015
From the 650 ml. bottle. 2015 batch. Orange-amber pour with long lasting off-white head. Decent clarity. The aroma is subdued with hints of pumpkin spice and sweet malts but nothing that jumps out at me. The body is about medium. The taste has some subtle pumpkin and yam characteristics but nothing that is overly explosive. Mild bitterness to finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerdedone (3235) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours orange with a small off-white head. Aroma of pumpkin, caramel, cinnamon and nutmeg. Flavor was sweet with caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg and was lightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44144) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (14181) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, spices, hop. Flavour is pumpkin, malt, hop, pine, spices. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5831) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Aroma is pumpkin, malts and spices/cinnamon. The flavor is pumpkin, spices/cinnamon, malts and a mix of mild/medium sweetness and sour in the finish.

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