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Saranac Pumpkin Ale - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac Pumpkin AleSaranac Pumpkin Ale

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1,057 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,057
Reviews: 419
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 16.81%
Wants: 23
Gots: 125 | 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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1/5  rDev -70.5%

soc3814, Oct 15, 2014
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1/5  rDev -70.5%

timjim1327, Aug 16, 2013
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1/5  rDev -70.5%

flavurflave, Sep 07, 2014
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1/5  rDev -70.5%

danimarie, Sep 08, 2014
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.

Hoagie1973, Feb 09, 2008
Photo of bowersdm
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.

bowersdm, Feb 25, 2009
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.

spacecake9, Oct 23, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -55.8%

BlueRidgeBeerHound, Jan 14, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -55.8%

NCMatt, Nov 05, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -55.8%

Toth67, May 12, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -55.8%

jfcaa193, Feb 05, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -55.8%

boszormeny, Dec 05, 2013
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1.64/5  rDev -51.6%

Yuka1, Oct 11, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -48.4%

ChefHopMeister, Nov 04, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -48.4%

jfoley84, Dec 20, 2012
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.

BSharpy, Nov 03, 2013
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1.96/5  rDev -42.2%

ebbairds, Oct 25, 2014
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.

Fergyx825, Aug 24, 2013
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2/5  rDev -41%

heddar33, Apr 08, 2014
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2/5  rDev -41%

nrm5060, Oct 19, 2014
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2/5  rDev -41%

odbjs735, May 07, 2012
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2/5  rDev -41%

SeriousALEment, Oct 12, 2014
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2/5  rDev -41%

metalblack, Nov 10, 2012
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2/5  rDev -41%

Fievel, Nov 14, 2014
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2/5  rDev -41%

JuMa44, Oct 13, 2014
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Saranac Pumpkin Ale from Matt Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 1,057 ratings.