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Great Pumpkin Ale - Cambridge Brewing Company

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Great Pumpkin AleGreat Pumpkin Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

330 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 330
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 13.52%
Wants: 60
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:
Beer added by: sponberg on 10-09-2002

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3.18/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Received this in a spur of the moment trade with Ericwo... Thanks Eric!! Pours a pale orange with an off white head... good retention with little lacing.

Nose shows a lighter spicing than many pumpkin beers... I am thankful. Light cinnamon and possibly some nutmeg or mace... a bit of real "pumpkin" in the aroma... fairly light across the board.

Flavor mirrors the aroma with a little toasty maltiness thrown in to the mix.. Flavors are light... even a little watery.. mouthfeel is a bit thin accentuated by a hefty carbonation level.

Not my thing..

4/3.5/3/3/3

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Body is hazy. The color of The Great Pumpkin is the toasted orange. Head is thin. Consistency of the head is a mix of froth and bubbles. Head leaves thick lacing rings.

S-What a nose. Perhaps the most enticing and inviting Pumpkin Ale aroma I have come across. The nose has a real gourdy pumpkin aroma. Spice is perfectly integrated. Cinnamon and nutmeg only complement the pumpkin, rather than overpowering the gourd. Fresh pumpkin pie (the malt accentuates the pie crust aroma). Great.

T-The flavor is just a shade less pleasurable than the nose. Pumpkin vine and pumpkin flesh. Ground cinnamon and nutmeg. Subtle bready malt. A hint of yeast. Once the palate adjusts to the flavor, the flavor begins to match the excellence of the nose. The pumpkin flavor is incredibly natural. Surprising hoppiness too.

M-Feels much fuller than a beer clocking in at 4.4%. Liquid pumpkin pie. Spritzy carbonation. Spice lingers on the tongue. I really wish this was a six pack beer.

O/D-Could this be my favorite Pumpkin Ale? Southern Tier Pumpking and Smutty's Pumpkin may have something to say about that. However, this is blatantly in the same tier. Pretty delicious. Cambridge brews great libations!

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Great Pumpkin Ale from Cambridge Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 330 ratings.