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Saranac Pumpkin Ale - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac Pumpkin AleSaranac Pumpkin Ale

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BA SCORE
78
okay

834 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 834
Reviews: 401
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 15.88%
Wants: 16
Gots: 32 | 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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UnoMasBelgian

California

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

09-10-2012 23:52:52 | More by UnoMasBelgian
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LdeBeer

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +47.1%

09-10-2012 16:25:13 | More by LdeBeer
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chasmandocharles

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

09-09-2012 23:11:32 | More by chasmandocharles
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redfox405

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

09-09-2012 22:16:34 | More by redfox405
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JustinAniello

Connecticut

3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Pours a darker orange-brown with a one finger head. Quickly dissipates to a light lacing and cap.

S - A bit of sour pumpkin with a tinge of sweetness, Any spiciness is very mild, possibly cinnamon or clove.

T - Tastes exactly like the aroma. Sweet at first turning to a more sour pumpkin that slightly lingers. Not a bad sour pumpkin like I have had in other pumpkin ales. Bit of spice throughout.

M - Medium body and carbonation, slightly syrupy.

O - A rather lackluster pumpkin ale overall. Barely any of the spices that remind you of pumpkin pie, not even any malt or hop profile, just a light pumpkin. Not bad, just not memorable.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2012 01:19:23 | More by JustinAniello
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RyanGoodman

Bolivia

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

09-06-2012 22:43:08 | More by RyanGoodman
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jslice99

New York

3/5  rDev -11.8%

09-06-2012 03:19:35 | More by jslice99
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Japple

New York

2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

09-06-2012 02:37:55 | More by Japple
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bozzysayler

North Dakota

2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

09-03-2012 05:14:19 | More by bozzysayler
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crobinso

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

09-02-2012 23:34:59 | More by crobinso
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netshark

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

09-01-2012 22:24:39 | More by netshark
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Ralphs66

New York

2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

08-31-2012 00:21:26 | More by Ralphs66
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DewTheBrew


3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I ran to the beer distributor (upon much prompting from all of my friends) to give this seasonal a try. Needless to say, I'm very glad I listened.

I poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Nice foamy head and a fantastic aroma. Some may dislike the fact that the pumpkin and spice flavor is minimized compared to other beers, whereas I actually prefer it. It is extremely drinkable, which the plethora of empty bottles on my stoop can attest for. I'll probably be buying another case very soon before the season is out. By no means my absolute favorite beer, but for the price and the taste it's one of my favorite seasonals going! Give it a try

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2012 12:24:20 | More by DewTheBrew
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emceecue

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

08-29-2012 22:11:40 | More by emceecue
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kkmiller76

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

08-26-2012 02:26:32 | More by kkmiller76
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scm2787

Texas

4/5  rDev +17.6%

08-24-2012 05:09:03 | More by scm2787
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smithj4

New York

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

08-24-2012 02:11:29 | More by smithj4
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

08-20-2012 19:15:48 | More by JohnK17
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JimmytheSaintPSU

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11.8%

08-19-2012 20:25:35 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
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Brown120

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

08-19-2012 02:51:51 | More by Brown120
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MattSharpless

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

08-10-2012 17:45:48 | More by MattSharpless
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M_Burkey


4.25/5  rDev +25%

08-08-2012 13:23:53 | More by M_Burkey
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wodanick


4.48/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Absolutely, hands down my favorite seasonal. No questions or debates. Rich amber color, a bit of haze, and a nice foam. Smell the pumpkin! The pumpkin is quite pronounced in this ale. The spices play a secondary role to the pumpkin. Malts, hops, all come secondary to the pumpkin. The taste... wow! Sweet, smoothe, a bit thick, creamy,... did I mention pumpkin? I could go on and on about this beer, but you need to try it if you are remotely interested in autumn-style beer. It's not for everybody, I will say that. But to those who it is for, you won't want the season to end.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2012 16:39:45 | More by wodanick
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Jemenhiser

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

07-24-2012 23:15:46 | More by Jemenhiser
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Mikecap

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

07-08-2012 23:41:46 | More by Mikecap
Saranac Pumpkin Ale from Matt Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 834 ratings.