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Saranac Pumpkin Ale - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac Pumpkin AleSaranac Pumpkin Ale

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1,078 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,078
Reviews: 428
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 16.52%
Wants: 25
Gots: 146 | 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:
Beer added by: JackStraw22 on 09-01-2005

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Ratings: 1,078 | Reviews: 428
Photo of Kooz
3.08/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Tastes light and spicy. It's not full-bodied but close, a little too loosely constituted. The aftertaste is bitter and there's too much cinnamon. The mouthfeel is lacking. Smells like cinnamon and pumpkin, which is okay, but it's somewhat artificial. Overall, it's not bad, but there's much better out there.

Photo of Drknight
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Brianmerrilyn
3.28/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I took this straight from a bottle at my wife's friend house & was not expecting to have beer at all so I jumped at the chance of trying something, particular pumkin as is the season, that I had not had before. The pumpkin style is growing each year & this version is the regular, not Imperial that southern tier, Weyerbacher & Shipyard is not known for. Had a 125 years on the neck of the bottle. The only lasting family brewery in the US and from Central NY, not bad.

A: from the bottle could not see
S: mild on the malt side
T: medium spice flavor but sweeter overall
M: medium to thick
O: Better than I thought & would drink again

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of teromous
3.07/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Mine came in a 32 oz jug-shaped bottle.

A: Light orange-brown with a small off-white head that doesn't last and leaves no real lacing. The beer is pretty hazy.

S: Familiar pumpkin pie spice scent along with the scent of pumpkin as well. It smells pretty good.

T: At first I get some pumpkin pie spice but it is very light. It is followed by a faint toasted caramel flavor. The caramel is nice but I feel like it could use more general flavor, including the pie spice. Overall it's pretty unremarkable.

M: The mouthfeel is pretty empty feeling. It just needs more body.

O: Overall it's an alright pumpkin beer in a pinch, but it just doesn't have enough flavor or mouthfeel. I wouldn't pick it up again.

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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Saranac Pumpkin Ale from Matt Brewing Company
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