Saranac Pumpkin Ale - Matt Brewing Company
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3.43/5 rDev +0.9%
12 oz. bottle.
Deep russet copper body. Orange brass edges. Small, ringy, off-white head. Not much lacing. Caramel, graham cracker, and pumpkin pie filling make up the majority of the nose. Nutmeg and a little clove stick out in the spice department.
Lightly toasted, caramel-y malt notes up front. Vegetal, gourdy flavor moves in but is tempered by sweetish pie filling and sugary crust notes. Nutmeg and clove finish off the palate. Lingering caramel and cooked vegetables. Moderate body with a slightly fizzy feel. Not bad.
09-30-2012 21:10:11 | More by alexgash
3.33/5 rDev -2.1%
Served in a tulip glass from a 32 oz. bottle.
Appearance: Clear copper, light to almost no bubbles and a little off white head that is maybe 1/8" off the body.
Smell: Pumpkin but light, hint of cinnamon/nutmeg...I just wish the smell last a little more.
Taste: Like I mentioned above but light than most pumpkin ales I have had this season. I would definitely put this in the category of starter beers for the ones trying pumpkin out for the first time. Little sweet, almost like a pumpkin pie finish but offset with light bitterness.
Mouth: Good and smooth, tastes lasts after a while of typing and not taking a sip you still feel it there. Medium carbonation maybe a notch light.
Overall: Good beer, for four dollars it might be a great friend. Keep the bottle it comes in and you have half a growler (seriously). I had it after a long day of painting and just hit the spot, Salud!
09-28-2012 00:53:02 | More by BlurryVisi0n
3.58/5 rDev +5.3%
A- Transparent deep amber body with a thick white head.
S- Caramel malt is very noticeable in the front with only a dash of nutmeg, cinnamon and pumpkin spices in the back.
T- Tastes like a very balanced amber ale with a small amount of complimentary spices. Pumpkin pie flavor is there, but is not overwhelming.
M- Medium bodied, medium carbonation, very drinkable.
O- A subtle pumpkin ale that is a change of pace from the spice-forward fall beers. Overall pretty good.
09-22-2012 19:06:58 | More by stephenjmoore
Saranac Pumpkin Ale from Matt Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 877 ratings.