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Great Pumpkin Ale - Cambridge Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

303 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 303
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 13.78%
Wants: 63
Gots: 31 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

st9647v3, Yesterday at 07:33 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

So much flavor for a low ABV beer with lots of malty pumpkin and hints of aromatic spice. The finish is a bit tart but not in an offensive way. One of the better pumpkin beers that goes well with or without food.

wattoclone, Yesterday at 07:21 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

snowmageddon, Yesterday at 02:07 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

siege06nd, Saturday at 10:37 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

billab914, Saturday at 10:28 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Kelp, Saturday at 04:18 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

zestar, Thursday at 10:14 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

CJRubes, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of Beric
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Serving: On tap, pint
Served: October 2014

Appearance: Pours a hazy somewhat sickly yellow, without much of a head. This could have been from the small 8oz serving size, but the beer truly looks unimpressive in the glass.

Smell: Soft muted pumpkin pie spice notes with some sweetness.

Taste: One of the best pumpkin beers I've had. The beer had nice sweet notes, with a definite "squashy" sort of note. The pumpkin pie spices were not overly dominant and really rounded out the beer in a great way.

Feel: Smooth and silky, but somewhat thin.

Overall: One of the best pumpkin beers I've had, event though I'm not bananas about the style. I would definitely recommend this one to those who want to get into pumpkin beers but aren't looking for pumpkin-pie beer or a boozy spicy mess.

Beric, Oct 13, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev +6.6%

Shy5, Oct 11, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +3.1%

Summer92, Oct 11, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -3.1%

jayiz, Oct 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Cyndi, Oct 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

sourdog, Oct 10, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

a great pumpkin (pun intended). its hazy and rusty orange, dull in luster but robust in flavor. the spice is minimal so the squash can stand out. it wasnt always this way, but i am moving in the direction of preferring this with my pumpkin beer. the nose is reserved, a touch of ginger maybe, and the protein of the base. malty sure, but never sweet. there is a lot of body on it, a nice yest profile, which we almost never see in pumpkin beer, and finally a dry finish with excellent carbonation that makes this stand out both in terms of quality and uniqueness. squashy flavors, perfectly autumnal, and one of those beers i could drink way more of than i should. i like the feel, and the flavor is more alive than the nose, with a cool spice profile that marries well with the buttery vegetable part of the pumpkin. love how dry it is too. one of the best pumpkin brews of the year for certain. cambridge always impresses me, and should probably be regarded higher than they are on the whole. always solid, often brilliant.

StonedTrippin, Oct 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

liquorpig, Oct 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Jesse-C, Oct 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

AirBob, Oct 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

ordinarymatt, Oct 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

MJHolsey, Sep 30, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev 0%

Dburke, Sep 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

fossage78, Sep 29, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +6.1%

carmineskid2, Sep 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

costanzo_mike, Sep 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

JakerLou, Sep 26, 2014
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Great Pumpkin Ale from Cambridge Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 303 ratings.