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Saranac Pumpkin Ale | Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

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1,178 Ratings
Saranac Pumpkin AleSaranac Pumpkin Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
New York, United States
saranac.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by JackStraw22 on 09-01-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,665
Reviews:
439
Ratings:
1,178
pDev:
16.52%
Bros Score:
3.35
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
225
Trade:
0
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.91/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a becher pint glass.
The appearance was a silky copper color with a slight transparency about it. Some carbonation could be seen rising at a moderate pace. Light foamy sheet of white head quickly softened to allow a light lace running here and there.
The aroma had a nice blend of sweet pumpkin flesh meddling with some allspice, ginger, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. Light bready/biscuit malts on the back end.
The flavor presented a pretty nice balance between those bready/biscuit malts to the pumpkin flesh and kicked in those light pumpkin spices for balance. Light bready/biscuit and pumpkin sweet aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt on par. Pumpkin sweet to bready finish.
Overall, definitely one of the better pumpkin ales on the market and definitely one of Saranac's better beers as well.

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Photo of Mikemcgrath4
3.86/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of seedyone
4.27/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From bottle that was past date. IMO opinion there was not much lost. The spice aroma & flavor were right up front, where I like them, in this style. One of the best balances of the spices in any pumpkin I've had. The one downside was a lack of texture. The flavors were not watery, but the mouthfeel could have been more substantial.

All in this seasonal can stand with the best of 'em.

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Photo of kkazemi
3.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nace4
3.4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.59/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My bro in law brought a jug of this to TG. It poured a clear copper with white head that is not leaving any lace . The scent had hints of pumpkin and spice. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. There was pumpkin and spice but not overpowering. The Mouthfeel is lighter in body with smooth carbonation. Overall it's ok.

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Photo of ajdemma
4.25/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mikr
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of timmynyc
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of duvel1979
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of 13tido
3.1/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Irish57
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sharp315
4.12/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of NeutralOverlookHotel
3.64/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fitzy01
3.11/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ikidunot
3.97/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mbrando33
4.28/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is another beer where, after having had it, my mind is boggled by some of the low scores on this site. Overall this thing looks great, with a light brown to orange complexion and feels smooth and light on the palate. Its pumpkin flavor is very subtle, so if you are seeking a strong pumpkin taste, you might look elsewhere. However, what might seem underwhelming in pumpkin is made up for with a fine light blend of autumn spices. Definitely one of the lighter pumpkin beers, which means you'll be happy to drink more than one.

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Photo of craigbelly
3.71/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.48/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dag1991
3.01/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of thoglund
3.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rock_Glenn
1.79/5  rDev -47.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

This will probably be the only Saranac beer I bother to rate, I've had almost all of them and regretted it every time. They're just not good beers. There is something amateur tasting in all of them, like a bad, stale yeast. This beer is particularly terrible. Way too thin, and I mean no body for an autumn brew. The pumpkin flavor is way too heavy and not pleasant in any way. All those autumn spice flavors are in there, and as I taste them I wish I had one of the German purity beers without all this junk in there.

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Photo of SurrenderToTheFlow95
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MasterRigger
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of chicagoish
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Saranac Pumpkin Ale from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 1,178 ratings
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