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Great Pumpkin Ale | Cambridge Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.91/5
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363 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cambridge Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
cambridgebrewingcompany.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
New England’s first and CBC’s most sought after seasonal beer, The Great Pumpkin Ale, is back in bottles and on draft! We are very proud to be brewing with locally-grown sugar pumpkins from our friends at The Farm School in Athol, and Wilson Farms in Lexington. We’re also using organic barley that was grown in MA and then small-batch malted by our friends at Valley Malt in Hadley, MA.

Added by sponberg on 10-09-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,179
Reviews:
130
Ratings:
363
pDev:
13.3%
Bros Score:
4.32
 
 
Wants:
69
Gots:
41
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 363 |  Reviews: 130
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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5/5  rDev +27.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of oline73
3.76/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

Pours a clear amber with a ton of off white head. Smells a bit sweet with some spice and an almond like note. Taste is a bit spicy with mild pumpkin. Hints of apple juice. The carbonation detracts from the flavor.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bottle into crooked stave tulip. Purchased at Julio's for $2.99 on sale!
Pours an orange with slight amber/burnt hue. Some off white bubbly foam. Nice mild crisp spice and slight veg/pumpkin aromas. Very mild...
Taste is a crisp mild ale, with good spice notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and then the pumpkin. It actually tastes like pumpkin flesh, very nice. Its a super easy drinker, well balanced, and the spice character is not so overwhelming...worth a try; just wish the abv was bumped a bit higher.

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4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Yellow and orange hued / Pretty clear for being labeled as "unfiltered".

A - Sugar / Sweet raw, pumpkin flesh with cinnamon and nutmeg underneath.

T - Said sweet pumpkin flesh with a dry cinnamon and raw sugar finish.

M - The clean finish and light body on this is what I noticed first with the even carbonation following suit.

O - The overall lightness of this brew was a bit detracting - though it makes it easy to drink. Think I was expecting this to be a bit thicker. The sweetness mentioned sticks around for a while, almost too long IMO, but I very much enjoyed the pumpkin flavor. This was more of a raw pumpkin flesh-infused ale than one with the typical pumpkin pie vibe. Big fan of what CBC does and this is recommended as a good fall offering.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.44/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz. bomber
A) Pours with a finger thick head that settles slightly. Clear rust colored body. Sticky lacing on the drink down.
S) Autumn spices. Steamed pumpkin.
T) Pleasant spice flavors from start to finish. A balanced pumpkin flavor throughout that is complimented perfectly by the added spices. A lingering pumpkin and nutmeg in the aftertaste.
M) Crisp. Clean. Light bodied.
O) A delicious pumpkin ale. One of the best! I will be finishing this bomber and savoring every drop.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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4.4/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy orange-ish brown color with a thin off white head.

S: A pretty good dose of baking spices. Heavy cinnamon and nutmeg with some allspice and clove. A bit of cooked pumpkin in the background.

T: Hits first with some tingling spices and a touch of pumpkin flesh. Pale malt and a good amount of grassy hops on the finish. Just a hint of pie crust as well. Almost like a cross between a pumpkin ale and a blonde ale. Mouthfeel is prickly an lighter bodied without feeling watered down. Infinitely drinkable.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Great Pumpkin Ale from Cambridge Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 363 ratings
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