Great Pumpkin Ale - Cambridge Brewing Company
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Reviews by sloejams:
4.58/5 rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
After having quite a few of these already, my friend (and former CBC employee) suggested I give one of their other fines beers a try. I don't get to Boston much these days and it's rare when it lines up to be when the CBC has the Great Pumpkin flowing.
"Try the Half Wit, it's great"
"Ok get me one of those--- er, no another Great Pumpkin it is!"
We get 2 pumpkin beers when any regularity here in Los Angeles. Neither are any good. Great Pumpkin is outstanding. It doesn't hit you with the overwhelming pumpkin pie type flavoring like many others do. I was told the brewer Will insists on using real pumpkins and not the canned stuff most others do. And the flavor comes through.
At 4.2% it's quite sessionable. Love it.
Serving type: on-tap
09-29-2008 22:17:16 | More by sloejams
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3.43/5 rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
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.
Serving type: bottle
12-18-2013 04:04:51 | More by 57md
4.09/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
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.
Serving type: bottle
11-24-2013 05:37:02 | More by Hendry
Great Pumpkin Ale from Cambridge Brewing Company
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