Howdy Pilgrim | Cambridge Brewing Company

2 Ratings

Brewed by:
Cambridge Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by GratefulBeerGuy on 12-02-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deeply cloudy, amber tinted, copper color. It's topped by a sudsy, off-white head that fades to a film. The aroma is somewhat mild. There are light caramel and toasty malt notes, as well as herbal hops.

Initially, toasty malts and a lightly sweet breadiness greets the palate. The maltiness opens up in the center with a bit more sweetness and some fruity hints. A strong, hoppy bitterness quickly takes over towards the finish. Herbal and floral hop flavors complement the lingering bitterness in the aftertatse, which, oddly, has aslight, lingering sweet undertone. This Bitter is light-bodied and briskly carbonated.

I thought this was an excellent session beer, which fits the style.

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4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one is brewed with a new English hop called Pilgrim.

A nice, reddish amber color, minimal head but it's got great retention with a nice line of foam around the edge.

Sweet bread scent in the malt and a touch of honey, big malty aroma. The hops smell earthy and mildly fruity.

The first sip delivers a classic sweet-bread malt complexity, mildly sweet with a nice balance of semi-bitter and very complex hops. Seriously earthy and hearty flavor's from the Pilgrim hops along with a bigger alpha-acid bite than most English hops provide. It's not at all near the fruity-bitter west coast style hops, these are very traditional in the English style but with a bit of long, bitter, earthy finish that makes this really interesting.

The feel is the light side of medium bodied, crispy but with a hefty, dry finish.

This is a classic session brew with wonderful complexity!

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Howdy Pilgrim from Cambridge Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 2 ratings
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