Sunday, October 20, 2013

Brew Battle: Great Pumpkin Ale!


Today, for you, I have a local brewery's pumpkin offering.  I have two pictures this time around because I had the beer (again, I make these sacrifices for you, my friends) on tap recently at Za.  

 That's a great looking label.
Cambridge Brewing Company: The Great Pumpkin Ale

Cambridge Brewing is located in Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA, it's a bit of a pain to get to if you are local, but worth the effort.  They have a brew pub with good food and great beer.  I went there as part of my bachelor party, we had a few beer towers to kick the afternoon off right.
But I digress, The Great Pumpkin is a good pumpkin ale, but again, maybe not in my top 10 overall.  It's a tasty, but a bit light.  I guess if you don't like a taste whallop, like I tend to, then it might be right up your alley. This pint ran me about $6, so pretty standard for a draft pint and it's 4.4%.
It has a mild hoppy and citrus start and a smooth yammy body.  The pumpkin taste lingers at the end, but overall it's a bit on the light side.  I think I'd like this beer more if it was a bit deeper, but to each his own, not all pumpkin beers need be heavy brews.  This is one of the better light pumpkin ales.

Let me know what kind of beers you guys like, I'd like to get a feel for what other folks prefer.

1 comment:

  1. Agreed about that particular offering. I think I like a bit more going on with a beer. I like a lot of flavor, but not too sweet OR too hoppy. Lots of malt. I also like Belgians and sours.