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Saranac Pumpkin Ale - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac Pumpkin AleSaranac Pumpkin Ale

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1,074 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,074
Reviews: 425
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 16.81%
Wants: 24
Gots: 138 | 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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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of SolipsismalCat
3.03/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured into a glass mug.

A: Clear orange-brown with two-finger, white, foamy head that lasted a couple minutes. Not much lacing.

S: Very subtle pumpkin. Smells like a wheat beer which is not a good thing.

T: Light sweetness and light bitterness. Pumpkin and spice. Not bad.

M: Light bodied with soft carbonation. Watery.

O: The smell and mouthfeel were off-putting to me. The beer was nothing special to look at, and the taste was only mildly worth it. I've had much better pumpkin ales.

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours an amber-orange color with a one finger white head. The head faded relatively fast to leave only a light amount of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is sweet and is big of pumpkin and caramel. Mixed with these aromas are a strong presence of pie spices; nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice.

Taste – The taste begins of a roasted pumpkin and malt flavor. There is a lighter caramel upfront which fades as the taste moves on. More toward the middle of the taste come bready flavors as well as nutmeg and allspice. These take the flavors to the end where a cinnamon spice joins the flavors leaving a drier spiced pumpkin flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is average in terms of creaminess as well as carbonation. The lack of a thick body, while not great for the roasted flavors, is rather nice for creating a crisper finish to the brew.

Overall – An alright pumpkin brew. It is on the slightly drier side with an easy drinking flavor profile.

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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of ckollias
3.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed this 32oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours an orangish-amber hue with a thin white head that slowly dissipates into a wispy lace.

S: Pumpkin aroma with hints of nutmeg, all-spice, and cinnamon.

T: Slightly tart and bitter pumpkin flavor with hints cinnamon, coriander, all-spice, and nutmeg. Goes down the smooth with a nice aftertaste.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation

O: Decent pumpkin brew. Good flavors and aromas. Not my favorite pumpkin beer but worth a try.

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3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

32oz pre-filled growler served in a Saranac pint glass.

L - clear copper color with a off-white head that thinned out leaving a few thin streaks of lacing.

S - spices, cinnamon and nutmeg.

T - pumpkin pie spiced flavor is solid all the way through.

F - medium bodied with a crisp smoothness.

O - better than what I remember it being when I first tried it a few years ago.

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Treyliff
3.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A- pours a dark amber, almost brown with an orange hue. Creamy white head lasts long after the pour and creates a nice ring of lace.

S- vanilla extract, brown sugar, clove, nutmeg, and a bit of raw pumpkin.

T- pumpkin pie spices, not much malt noticeable, finishes slightly tangy and somewhat dry. Can't really pick out any pumpkin, just the associated spices.

M- low carbonation, light body with a bit of creaminess. Mouthfeel seems a bit watery.

O- this one keeps a creamy layer of head throughout the drink, but nothing stands out in terms of taste. Can't really pick out any real pumpkin flavor. Still worth trying.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light amber color, good sized head, no lacing.

Smell is mostly malty with a strong pumpkin spice aroma, cinnamon being the biggest contributor.

Taste is malty with tons of spicing, seems very similar to most of the pumpkin beers available with nothing to distinguish it from the pack, body is decent with a soft but active carbonation.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +18%

Saranac Pumpkin Ale from Matt Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 1,074 ratings.