Cambridge Howdy, Pilgrim!

Formerly brewed at Cambridge Brewing Company
Cambridge, Massachusetts USA
4.3% Bitter | 1 Rating |
Best Bitter with Pilgrim Hops. Well, it’s nearly Thanksgiving, and the start to the Holiday (Beer) Season. What better way to remember our forefathers and foremothers than with a beer they would have joyfully consumed as they broke bread and gave thanks. Brewed in the style of Best Bitter (slightly stronger and more flavorful than Ordinary Bitter), with toasty malt character from English Maris Otter malt. It is serendipitously hopped with a new English varietal called Pilgrim. Seriously. Similar in character to Challenger hops, Pilgrims have a fresh grassy character with subtle earthy notes beneath. This excellent, well-balanced session beer is a classic best bitter, arriving just in time for the holidays, and a reminder that we all have a reason to give thanks. OG: 1.045 FG: 1.012 ABV: 4.3%%

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

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Bitter
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Sour
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Other
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The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

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Texture
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Carbonation
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Finish
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