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OM - Cambridge Brewing Company

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88
very good

34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 17.63%
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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brez8791

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -74.8%

09-09-2012 19:02:53 | More by brez8791
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heddar33

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.4%

09-08-2012 18:27:13 | More by heddar33
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Aisha

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -24.4%

07-21-2014 00:01:20 | More by Aisha
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

09-17-2013 01:13:19 | More by Janeinma
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

03-31-2014 03:45:39 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

05-08-2014 14:28:01 | More by Davepoolesque
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

09-11-2012 17:25:14 | More by JAHMUR
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

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
3.6/5

Serving type: on-tap

12-27-2008 21:51:44 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

03-28-2014 15:15:50 | More by Kmlund
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nathanjohnson

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

05-04-2012 22:47:11 | More by nathanjohnson
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ajcormier

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-31-2013 21:11:02 | More by ajcormier
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AdamP

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

09-10-2012 14:54:06 | More by AdamP
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monitorpop

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-01-2013 15:09:47 | More by monitorpop
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CypherEnigma

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-22-2013 22:17:44 | More by CypherEnigma
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black13

Oregon

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-31-2013 19:04:18 | More by black13
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ctrevino

Indiana

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-02-2013 22:34:02 | More by ctrevino
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GratefulBeerGuy

New Hampshire

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-22-2008 06:40:39 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-01-2010 17:51:51 | More by Kegatron
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woosterbill

Connecticut

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.

Cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

01-15-2013 01:58:13 | More by woosterbill
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

01-21-2013 00:35:01 | More by trevorpost
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Robtobfest

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

01-20-2013 20:34:18 | More by Robtobfest
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noyellowfizzbeer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

09-08-2012 16:23:15 | More by noyellowfizzbeer
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jjcote

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

03-25-2012 21:16:26 | More by jjcote
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub. Pretty cool concept.

Pours a clear amber, medium sized white head forms, drops to a thin ring around the glass, no real lacing to speak of but definitely a nice colour.

Smell is cool, very sour and funky, fruit, vanilla, oak, caramel, oranges, a bit sugary, lots of barrel, sour fruit, weird but pretty nice.

Taste is better, oak and vanilla out front, caramel, funky fruit, sour middle, lightly acidic, pineapples, really nice oak character, taste is not as funky or sour as the aroma.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation, has some neat complexities and goes down almost too easy for the ABV. Good stuff.

Serving type: on-tap

10-19-2009 19:30:16 | More by Viggo
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YonderWanderer

Colorado

4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This pours a pale, golden color, slightly hazy, with a thin white layer of foam that dissipates fairly quickly. Carbonation is active and visible, with a steady stream of bubbles flowing up from the center of the glass. Smell is of sweet fruits, some honey, and some bready yeast. Taste follows suit - a bit of funk here from the brett used in the barrels, with some nice sour fruit flavors, a bit of sweetness, some honey, some oak, and a bit of warmth from the alcohol. Mouthfeel is smooth, fairly crisp, but with a nice dry finish. Despite the high ABV, I could definitely enjoy a few of these in a night. Very tasty, and very creative. Another unique brew from Will and CBC.

Serving type: on-tap

04-06-2008 17:36:19 | More by YonderWanderer
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