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Great Pumpkin Ale - Cambridge Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

324 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 324
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 13.74%
Wants: 64
Gots: 34 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cambridge Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: sponberg on 10-09-2002)
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Everyone at work was freaking to the max when they heard this beer had been released (also, side note, "freaking to the max" is my beerphrase).

One guy says "They don't release it on a set time because they make sure to use a special type of pumpkin."

Then this girl says "it's like you're drinking pie!"

And I says, "that's like how a small brewer should make a pumpkin ale, guys," only says that quiet so as to not be mean.

In this state, the bar is low. Sure, there's Trillium, but you can't find them unless you're within a quarter mile of the brewery. And Jack's Abby is great, I guess, but sometimes you feel like having ale, you know. Bit that's it so far as reliable brewers are concerned. There's tons and tons of not very good, pornographically expensive micro and nano brewers, all pumping out beer that tastes like an Englishman's shoe. That ain't my style, man. I want beer that tastes like an American's shoe, like alpha acid citrus and cat pee.

The pumpkins I've had around here have all been fucked up and weird. Cisco's was like from George Washington's recipe, or something. A couple other places went with an inexplicably firm hop profile. CBC, however, does it right--which is to say, they do it Midwest style.

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Great Pumpkin Ale from Cambridge Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 324 ratings.