Great Pumpkin Ale | Cambridge Brewing Company

very good
361 Ratings
Great Pumpkin AleGreat Pumpkin Ale

Brewed by:
Cambridge Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

So much flavor for a low ABV beer with lots of malty pumpkin and hints of aromatic spice. The finish is a bit tart but not in an offensive way. One of the better pumpkin beers that goes well with or without food.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Serving: On tap, pint
Served: October 2014

Appearance: Pours a hazy somewhat sickly yellow, without much of a head. This could have been from the small 8oz serving size, but the beer truly looks unimpressive in the glass.

Smell: Soft muted pumpkin pie spice notes with some sweetness.

Taste: One of the best pumpkin beers I've had. The beer had nice sweet notes, with a definite "squashy" sort of note. The pumpkin pie spices were not overly dominant and really rounded out the beer in a great way.

Feel: Smooth and silky, but somewhat thin.

Overall: One of the best pumpkin beers I've had, event though I'm not bananas about the style. I would definitely recommend this one to those who want to get into pumpkin beers but aren't looking for pumpkin-pie beer or a boozy spicy mess.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

a great pumpkin (pun intended). its hazy and rusty orange, dull in luster but robust in flavor. the spice is minimal so the squash can stand out. it wasnt always this way, but i am moving in the direction of preferring this with my pumpkin beer. the nose is reserved, a touch of ginger maybe, and the protein of the base. malty sure, but never sweet. there is a lot of body on it, a nice yest profile, which we almost never see in pumpkin beer, and finally a dry finish with excellent carbonation that makes this stand out both in terms of quality and uniqueness. squashy flavors, perfectly autumnal, and one of those beers i could drink way more of than i should. i like the feel, and the flavor is more alive than the nose, with a cool spice profile that marries well with the buttery vegetable part of the pumpkin. love how dry it is too. one of the best pumpkin brews of the year for certain. cambridge always impresses me, and should probably be regarded higher than they are on the whole. always solid, often brilliant.

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Great Pumpkin Ale from Cambridge Brewing Company
3.95 out of 5 based on 361 ratings.
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