Saranac Pumpkin Ale | Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by JackStraw22 on 09-01-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,173
Reviews:
437
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
16.52%
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
220
For Trade:
0
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3.3/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle bought from GapWines, Belfast..

Poured a clear amber orange colour... Creamy head poured small but quite thick and foamy then faded to wispy covering... barely any carbonation... any lacing fades very quickly...

Aroma - Light pumpkin pie notes along with good bready notes, some nutmeg and clove spiciness, spicy fruits (oranges, dates), lots of honey sweetness, light pepperiness, allspice, some caramel...

Taste pretty much mirrors the aromas... again some pumkin pie and bready notes mixed with nutmeg and allspice, some burnt toffee hints, honey notes, light brown sugar, some faint peppery hop hints..

Feel - Quite sharp and dry at first then smooths out... medium bodied... pretty drinkable although as with all pumpkin beers i wouldn't want too much...

Overall - A decent enough pumpkin beer... worth a try..

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A. Dark black cherry red, clear and bubbly. Excellent foamy white head and lacing.

S. Slight cinnamon but kind of sterile.

T. Kind of sour after taste, some spice. Some cinnamon to go along with the scent. Some sugar undertones.

M. Meh...not much there.

O. It's kind of plain. Not much there for what I want out of a pumpkin.

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Spicey brown bubbly appearance that likes to show off its bubbly carbonation. Almost no head retaining after an aggresive pour. What little amounts that are left are tiny tan bubbles fading fast.

Pumpkin spices come out strong at the beginning, with a slight breadyness to it. has a slight boozy smell.

Taste stings at first from the heavy carbonation almost drowning out the pumpkin flavor, leaving a faint, but enjoyable pumpkin, vanilla taste. slight hops tingle at the end, finishes really well honestly.

This gets flat very quick. however the carbonation at the begining certainly helps clean and clear the taste buds. so each time you swig to get some pumpkin, it satisfys. I would consider this light to medium bodied. nothing really there to stick to.

overall though... they advertise a pumpkin ale, you get a pumpkin ale with this. just a little depressed with the spicing, to pumpkin ratio.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a clear dark brown into pilsner glass. Fine off-white head. Very light scent of pumpkin and spices present, again wish there were a bit more. Tastes similar to others of the Saranac brand. There's a slight bit of pumpkin and spices in the back; not as much as I'd like. Mouthfeel is a bit watery, fairly light, mild carbonation. This beer is definitely more drinkable than it's counterparts (in volume), but I would prefer the alternative.

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Saranac Pumpkin Ale from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
3.45 out of 5 based on 1,173 ratings.
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