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Saranac Pumpkin Ale - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac Pumpkin AleSaranac Pumpkin Ale

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1,073 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,073
Reviews: 420
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 16.81%
Wants: 23
Gots: 131 | 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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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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I think pumkpin ales, like any other beer that employs a non-traditionalist style, comes with some caveats. Like any beer that comes with a sweet taste or a spicy taste assumes only a few can be consumed before you sense of taste is overwhelmed and you need to switch. I think that holds true for the pumpkins. But of the pumpkins, this is one of the best, if not the best. Along with Smuttynose and Long Trail, I think these are best you can get. Its relatively smooth, great smell, good taste (great for a pumpkin), and has some flexiblity. What I mean, is a great mix drink to make with this beer is the traditional autumn drink of Makers Mark, Saranac Pumpkin, and Warm Apple Cider. Try it, you will thank me.

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Saranac Pumpkin Ale from Matt Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 1,073 ratings.