Cambridge Brewing Company, located in Kendall Square, has the distinction of being one of the oldest craft breweries in New England and, every year, they put on a beer fest called "The Great Pumpkin Festival" which is named after this beer, allegedly the first of its kind to be brewed in New England. At a super-sessionable ABV, this beer can be enjoyed easily whether you're new to pumpkin beers or are a veteran to the scene.
This brew is nicely unfiltered and is capped off by a splendidly-retentive head with really solid lacing overall. From the surface of the beer come scents of squash and pumpkin, fall spices and lightly bready malts. This beer delivers well on its promise to keep it simple with a very sweet, earthy nose and medium-bodied feel encompassing great vegetal and lightly spiced flavors. The malt in the middle-to-back transition is deep and roasty, supporting the squash-like flavor while some light notes of nutmeg and cinnamon provide somewhat of a foil to those very pumpkin-forward flavors. This is extremely fresh tasting and the addition of real Massachusetts-grown organic sugar pumpkins to the kettle comes through majorly.
The best thing about this is how flavorful yet drinkable it is, and at 4.4 percent you could drink this all night and enjoy it the whole time! Grab yourself a bomber of this now and I'll see you in a couple weeks at Cambridge Brewing Co. located in Kendall Square for the festival! Cheers!