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Great Pumpkin Ale - Cambridge Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

267 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 267
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 13.71%
Wants: 56
Gots: 20 | 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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Reviews by DrinkingDrake:
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DrinkingDrake

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Hazy, deep orange color with a big, fluffy white head. Allspice and fresh pumpkin pie with a buttery toasted crust. Flavor is caramel sweet malts and pie spice. Almost perfect balanced of creamy, caramel bread malts and spices. Medium body makes me think about warm pumpkin pie. Tasty and enjoyable beer but like most pumpkins beers I was satisfied after a bomber.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2011 19:15:18 | More by DrinkingDrake
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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.

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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.

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Great Pumpkin Ale from Cambridge Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 267 ratings.