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OM - Cambridge Brewing Company

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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cambridge Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GratefulBeerGuy on 02-22-2008)
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3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Extreme Beer Fest 2/15/08: A robust golden/blonde ale, more like a tripel. Taste of Belgian yeast, banana, wheat, apple, sweetness. Very light, you couldn't tell this was a 9.4% abv. A good brew.
Aroma: 7/10
Appearance: 4/5
Flavor: 7/10
Palate: 4/5
Overall: 14/20

LilBeerDoctor, Dec 27, 2008
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ctrevino, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one is actually listed at CBC as a Belgian-style Golden ale. 2/21/08

notes: While resting in French Oak barrels for six months, the barrels and their contents were vibrated using therapeutic tuning forks and tibetan chanting bowls at a freqeuncy of 136.10 HZ @ 432.10 HZ which leaves a imprint of sound vibration on the ale.

This is a slightly cloudy golden orange color with a fine, all-white head that is minimal and totally goes away. it's a bit flat looking really. But that's the "aged" look.

sour-fruity yeast, pineapple, sweet pale malt, mildly floral and a smokey, oak chips scent. Very nice indeed.

This has a wonderful sour-fruits flavor in the yeast with honey-sweet malt, berries, and oak-wood. Good depth of flavor.

This one feels light, crisp at first and then finishes dry.

Will has obviously done his homework and has mind-bending ideas that totally pushes the edge of brewing experimentation. Another unique brew.

GratefulBeerGuy, Feb 22, 2008
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4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap @ the Cambridge Brewing Company on 2/20/10. Served in a wine stem.

Pours a clear deep copper, with a thin covering of bright-white froth. Retains with some rich bunching around the edges that leaves a creamy cascade of foam down the sides of the glass. The aroma is tart and funky, along with sticky sweet notes of bread and fruit that sit a bit heavy in the nose. This is overall very vinous smelling, with a ton of oak and white wine character coming out.

The taste is initially fairly sweet up front with bread, sugars, vanilla, and honey, before getting much more vinous and woody tasting in the back, with a good bit of fruity green apples tones and dryness towards the finish. There is a fair amount of tartness that runs through this but it never gets to be overly souring or anything. Just a lot of dry tannic character to this overall. The mouthfeel is medium bodied in the mouth, with a very effervescent (and a bit champagne like) feel up front that then gets much more slick and slippery toward the back of the swallow. Very wine-like in the feel at times.

I remember having a sample of this @ EBF '08 and it was great to be able to revisit this one again. Really unique stuff here, with the base Belgian Golden Ale being rendered dry, tart, and almost cider-like (or maybe even like a crisp chardonnay) from the French oak that this was aged in. This was slow but steady sipper that seemed right at home in a wine glass.

Kegatron, Mar 01, 2010
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4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at the brewpub.

A: Crystal clear medium amber body under an inch of dense, creamy ecru head. Great retention, solid lace. Gorgeous.

S: Vinous oak, spicy Brett, and some solid floral notes. Earthy but not quite funky. Bright and enticing.

T: Opens with lightly tart fruit followed by some strong spice, fresh floral Brett, and a dry, oaky finish. Quite complex, but overly bitter on the aftertaste and a bit astringent. As it warms the fruitiness turns into a pure grape soda flavor - a little too artificial-seeming, but tasty all the same.

M: Light-to-medium body with lots of lively carbonation.

O: Really tasty, although the grape soda got a bit overwhelming toward the end.


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OM from Cambridge Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.