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Saranac Pumpkin Ale - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac Pumpkin AleSaranac Pumpkin Ale

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927 Ratings

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Ratings: 927
Reviews: 407
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 16.18%
Wants: 25
Gots: 67 | 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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1.75/5  rDev -48.5%

ChefHopMeister, Nov 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

mungus, Nov 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

BigTrubble, Nov 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

pwoody11, Nov 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

jpowers315, Nov 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

JonathanL, Nov 01, 2012
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3.03/5  rDev -10.9%

A - a v nice deep amber

S - Nutmeg, a little cinnamon with a sweet kinda caramel malt

T - Quite light flavors, follows the nose with Nutmeg, cinnamon and then finishs with a bready yeastyness and well balanced bitterness (Wheres the pumpkin?)

O - Glad to see some pumpkin beers land in oz. Ive only had one other pumpkin to compair this to (Gage roads) But this beer seemed to lack any trace of the core ingredent PUMPKIN! But to be fair its not bad. It finishs clean with a nice yeastyness. If only i could get other pumpkin beers here.

cougznthebear, Nov 01, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

Jake321, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of mattbk
3.73/5  rDev +9.7%

Served from a 32oz growler from Wegmans! Nice package!

Appearance: Reddish, tan, just slightly hazy, only moderately carbonated, looks a little thin. Fairly good looking.
Smell: Mildly, but prominently spiced, nutmeg and cinammon for sure. A little bit toasted, not major aroma, but this is decent for a pumpkin ale.
Taste: The taste not exactly like the nose, far more sweet, but with some hop bitterness to tame it. There is some spice to it also, but far more sweetness. Just a bit of diacetyl. The sweetness and bitterness don't meld real well together, the bitterness should be smoother. But, I like this beer, very sessionable.
Mouthfeel: Mouthfeel should be fuller too, sort of medium/light-medium. Carbonation is low. Could be better, could be worse.
Overall: I actually like this beer - I don't love it - but it may be one of Saranac's best. I'm sure there is no pumpkin in here, but this hits the mark on several of the attributes I look for in a pumpkin beer.

mattbk, Oct 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

ABokononist, Oct 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

tjonesjr, Oct 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

briandaube, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of rangerred
2.45/5  rDev -27.9%

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy medium copper with a one finger head. Pretty decent head retention and lacing.

Aroma is mild pumpkin pie spice with cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. There is a bit of a metallic note along with a little tart fruit.

The very mild spice carries over into the taste. In fact this really seems like an amber ale that someone put a dash of spice into. Hardy any presence whatsoever. Tartness is quite noticeable and really throws things off. A little bit of grass and grain along with a moderate bitterness. Finish is slightly sticky.

Overall, this barely deserves to be called a pumpkin ale. There is hardly any spice. It is more like an amber with a ton of off flavors. The tartness is bad and it is really just very muddled. Not worth the time seeking out.

rangerred, Oct 28, 2012
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3.7/5  rDev +8.8%

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer is a clear, copper-amber coloring that is bright and vibrant, with a sparse touch of off-white film on the surface. Aromas of cinnamon and nutmeg, with a smooth, malty sweet backbone. Well balanced nose. Flavors are rich and spicy, with a smooth and sweet pumpkin backbone supporting the cinnamon, nutmeg, and other harvest spices that blend and highlight the brew. Roasty and earthy tones make this beer a touch more dynamic on the palate. Roasty, richly sweet aftertaste leading to a smooth, slightly spiced finish that is clean and sharp. The body is a bit light for all of the flavors, but the beer is decent overall. Tasty seasonal brew!

GarthDanielson, Oct 27, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

Roland45s, Oct 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Rojada1988, Oct 26, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

fluidmotion, Oct 25, 2012
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3.6/5  rDev +5.9%

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

This beer poured a one finger head that has reduced to a thin layer. It is a copper color with great clarity and bubbles coming up the glass non-shalantly.

This beer smells really spicy, vanilla, bready notes, and caramel malts. The taste follows along the same lines, but the flavors are extremely weaker than the aroma. Blended well, but was expecting more from the nose.

Mouthferl is a bit light and watery, medium bodied, smooth, and medium carbonation. I am overall pleasantly happy with this. Even though it does not compare with others, the generic flavors of most pumpkin beers don't kill you on this one.

Flounder57, Oct 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

When i poured thsi beer into a pint glass, it had a nice light copper color body with a nice couple of inches light tan color foamy head, that hangs out for a good while. The smell is of clove and cinnamon. The taste has the spices but doesn't have any pumpkin flavor to it. The mouth feel is a little weak for me and overall i'm not impressed and i think it is ok but i won't be getting this one again.

chefhatt, Oct 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

swaghawk, Oct 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

YamagamiTravis, Oct 22, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

TimoP, Oct 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

Loaf31, Oct 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Brian15, Oct 21, 2012
Saranac Pumpkin Ale from Matt Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 927 ratings.