Saranac Pumpkin Ale - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac Pumpkin AleSaranac Pumpkin Ale

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77
okay

1,072 Ratings
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76
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Ratings: 1,072
Reviews: 421
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 16.81%
Wants: 22
Gots: 133 | 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:
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(Beer added by: JackStraw22 on 09-01-2005)
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1/5  rDev -70.5%

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1/5  rDev -70.5%

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1/5  rDev -70.5%

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1/5  rDev -70.5%

Photo of Hoagie1973
1.4/5  rDev -58.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

A horribly overspiced mess. Flavored way too heavily with nutmeg and allspice. It masks any favorable attribute to the brew. Terrible bitter aftertaste that lingers forever. A real disappointment. Not what I was expecting from a brewery that usually puts out a decent product.

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1.45/5  rDev -57.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

12oz bottle. drank straight from the bottle.

A - orange/amber color. lot's of carbonation, but i don't think it would have given the beer a head. (the color was noted as i was pouring it down the drain.)

S - pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger?, cloves, metal

T - very metal overly spicy pumpkin taste. the spices are the same as listed above. (this description of the taste is the best I could do as I did not want to keep this wretched liquid on my palate for any extended period of time....drainpour)

M - lots and lots of carbonation, which kind of made the beer seem more bitter.

D - awful. just awful. i LOVE pumpkin anything and I love spices, but this was an abomination to beer and to pumpkins everywhere.

Photo of spacecake9
1.5/5  rDev -55.8%

Poured into my favorite Pumking Goblet.

A - Nice looking amber orange appearance, with a tight foamy head that quickly dies down to a appealing ring.

S - Sharp on the nose with a hint of pumpkin. Almost a little sour. Not the kind of aroma that gets you excited to taste the beer.

T - My initial reaction was this is a not so good beer with some pumpkin flavorings. I'm not sure if the pumpkin flavor is just that or real pumpkins. The bottle suggests spices but I can't pick out any specifically.

M - This beer is on the thin side, watery in the mouth. After each mouthful the flavor leaves very quickly.

O - This is not a good pumpkin beer because it's not a good base beer. Adding pumpkin flavor to a bad beer just creates a bad pumpkin beer. I've not had any other offerings from Saranac, but I think these folks would be better off not brewing a pumpkin beer.

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1.5/5  rDev -55.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -55.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -55.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -55.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -55.8%

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1.64/5  rDev -51.6%

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1.75/5  rDev -48.4%

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1.75/5  rDev -48.4%

Photo of BSharpy
1.86/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.25

I was excited to try this selection for the Halloween season. I was very disappointed. I poured bottle into a glass. I could not taste pumpkin or any other spices at all! It was as if I were drinking a bad Rolling Rock. Would not recommend this to my friends.

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1.96/5  rDev -42.2%

Photo of Fergyx825
1.99/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Appearance: Dark amber beer, w/ some head, doesn't really dissipate. This is on the cusp of darkness from what i'd expect out of a pumpkin ale. A bit too dark, appears to me more like a lager.

Smelling: Spices and pumpkin fill my nostrils, exactly what i would expect from a pumpkin beer. Sweet pumpkin w/ a hearty smell.

Taste: Tastes just like run of the mill beer. No real pumpkin taste to it. I can taste the alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Light beer, w/ a high amount of condensation. Not what i was expecting from a pumpkin ale.

Overall: Really disappointed by this beer. A bit darker than expected. Smell was exactly what i'd expect but nothing spectacular. Tastewise this beer just doesn't cut it at all. Mouthfeel just confirms the taste being sub par.

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2/5  rDev -41%

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2/5  rDev -41%

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2/5  rDev -41%

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2/5  rDev -41%

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2/5  rDev -41%

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2/5  rDev -41%

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2/5  rDev -41%

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Saranac Pumpkin Ale from Matt Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 1,072 ratings.