Great Pumpkin Ale - Cambridge Brewing Company
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3.43/5 rDev -12.7%
Pours a light, cloudy copper with over a finger of head that dissipated quickly. There is a great deal of sediment at teh bottom of teh glass. The nose has light malt notes, but little else. The flavor is pretty bland with only traces of malt; no discernible pumpkin flavor present. The finish is pleasantly dry. There is certainly nothing “great” about this pumpkin.
12-18-2013 04:04:51 | More by 57md
4.09/5 rDev +4.1%
Deep apricot pour, practically no head or lacing,carbonation visible in the form of tiny bubbles.
Aroma is mildly spiced pumpkin and not much else.
Pumpkin flavor that is moderately spiced with nutmeg,ginger,vanilla,cinnamon and only a slight hop presence in the finish. Easy drinking and pleasant tasting.Less sharp than other pumpkin ales I have tried, but not quite a spiced up as others. Flavors do improve upon some warming.
Mouthfeel is on the thin side, well carbonated.Lacks a creaminess you expect in a good Pumpkin Ale.
I almost wish I had tried other pumpkin ales first before trying Williamsburg Alewerks pumpkin ale, because none have measured up. I don't have enough interest in the style to sample several others in search of one that really hits the mark.The Great Pumpkin is a solid effort and the second best Pumpkin Ale I have tried thus far. Worth trying and a solid brew.
11-24-2013 05:37:02 | More by Hendry
Great Pumpkin Ale from Cambridge Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 270 ratings.