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Saranac Pumpkin Ale - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac Pumpkin AleSaranac Pumpkin Ale

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BA SCORE
78
okay

856 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 856
Reviews: 402
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 15.88%
Wants: 18
Gots: 45 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JackStraw22 on 09-01-2005)
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CaptDavyJones

New York

3.7/5  rDev +8.8%

08-20-2014 03:05:59 | More by CaptDavyJones
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JStewart00

New Jersey

2.04/5  rDev -40%

08-20-2014 02:43:25 | More by JStewart00
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Greg2977

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +17.6%

08-18-2014 03:32:25 | More by Greg2977
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Shikitohno

Maine

4/5  rDev +17.6%

08-18-2014 03:24:52 | More by Shikitohno
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BonesAttain


3.52/5  rDev +3.5%

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alex_mizo


4.28/5  rDev +25.9%

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thgreatrandini

Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev +4.7%

08-17-2014 00:19:58 | More by thgreatrandini
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

08-16-2014 16:33:27 | More by Doomcifer
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TGallant

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

08-16-2014 00:32:19 | More by TGallant
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Tobes181

New Jersey

3.4/5  rDev 0%

08-15-2014 03:38:21 | More by Tobes181
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Nordbier

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

08-15-2014 03:00:14 | More by Nordbier
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Co365030


5/5  rDev +47.1%

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Rawbster

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

08-15-2014 02:12:01 | More by Rawbster
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mr_chuxxx


3.8/5  rDev +11.8%

08-13-2014 19:46:22 | More by mr_chuxxx
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lzepplin01

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

08-10-2014 00:05:01 | More by lzepplin01
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BeerWizard

Colorado

3.1/5  rDev -8.8%

We've gotten this one in CO the past couple of years, but I didn't get any last year because I was pretty satisfied by the Tommyknocker and NB Pumpkick for filler between some of the better ones. This and Uinta was all I could find tonight though, so I decided to try the Saranac as I'd had the Uinta already.

The Saranac looks like a proper pumpkin, clear orange with an average head that dissolves after a minute or so. I must point out that it is (now) a 5.1% abv beer, not 5.4% as indicated on BA. Says so on the label. Otherwise the label pitches it as an ale brewed with pumpkin and spices and displays a festive jack o lantern.

Aroma is pretty typical as well, though I am not getting pumpkin so much as the spices, which I think is typical for a lot of pumpkin ales. Get cinnamon on the nose with some clove, and beneath that is just a grainy, macro-ish base. Pretty light bodied and not much in the flavor department - tastes malty and has a bit of fruit, and there is a little bit of tang on the back end from the spices which is nice. Not getting any actual pumpkin flavor from this like you do with the bigger ales.

Overall, pretty average, but glad to be getting back into the season and looking forward to some other offerings. I think this would be good to have at a party where everyone's not going to be real picky, and this'd probably be a good choice for a pumpkin keg. It's refreshing and probably really palatable for a lot of people, just don't expect to be wowed by it if you're looking for something more distinct.

08-08-2014 02:02:33 | More by BeerWizard
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stevehagy

New York

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

08-07-2014 16:15:24 | More by stevehagy
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JohnnyK

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

08-03-2014 22:35:44 | More by JohnnyK
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Jack_Frost79

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

07-31-2014 16:27:18 | More by Jack_Frost79
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HRamz3

Pitcairn

3/5  rDev -11.8%

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Tennessee

3/5  rDev -11.8%

07-24-2014 22:21:09 | More by atlbravsrno1
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Dray

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

07-24-2014 16:42:03 | More by Dray
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5/5  rDev +47.1%

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Nickcal

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

07-22-2014 03:01:00 | More by Nickcal
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bluntedboywonder

New York

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

07-20-2014 03:29:04 | More by bluntedboywonder
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Saranac Pumpkin Ale from Matt Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 856 ratings.