JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Poured clear amber color with an off white head. Aroma of malt pumpkin and cinnamon. Tastes of malt, pumpkin and cloves. Nice mild flavor with a semi sweet finish. Decent ale.
mike5203 (38) - Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bought a case of it in PA, I was in New York and could not find it. I detected vanilla in the aroma, the color was amber with a nice full creamy head. The flavor was malty with vanilla, allspice, and a hint of pumpkin. This had a pleasent flavor and was easy to drink.
kitschy (326) - Nebraska, USA - OCT 4, 2007
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
in bottle. blech! sour smell. not in a good way. Taste is better, by far. I taste cloves, some cinnamon, and then there’s a peppery aftertaste, which is very interesting. They’re not making a pumpkin pie beer - this is a pumpkin beer. beer is a murky orangey amber color, with some beige head.
oldpainless (34) - fort mill, South Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2007
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
carolina brewing co. makes a great pumpkin ale...to bad saranac does not.
Shy on pumpkin
Hangover (1100) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - SEP 27, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I think this is my first pumpkin beer. Copper pour, off white head with good retention. Aroma is spicy with some malt. Taste is malty, bready with some nutmeg. Not much pumpkin. Malty finish, slightly sour. Pretty good.
pforei (338) - USA - SEP 24, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Snifter glass. Pours an autumnal dark orange/brown hue with an outsized egg-shell colored head that quickly dissipates. Nutmeg and cinnamon highlights in the aroma supported by vanilla and caramel malt foundation. Taste is less complex than the aroma. Needs more pumpkin flavor. Thin body takes away from the havest season theme. Some bitterness and spice at the finish.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pitch dark amber, small white head. Aroma is pumpkin. Flavor is pumpkin, bready biscuit malt, caramel and hop bitterness. Thin and bland aber malts with all the pumpkin flavors riding along in the background. It’s ok.
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Orange amber color, med head. Caramel aroma with all spice. Not bad. Malty flavor, hint of pumpkin flavor, some spice, some crisp hop bite evident. Fairly smooth. Decent.
tgncc (3048) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Spicy, malty aroma, somewhat pleasing. Color is a strange copper color, darker toward the center than on the edges. Pretty cool-looking. Slkight pumpkin and spice in the flavor, not very interesting. Thin mouthfeel, with a twinge of hops on the finish, or could that be the nutmeg/cinnamon? Definitely an ok beer, far from the best pumpkin ale this year.
BEERGUY007 (206) - Scotia, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark copper color. Thin white head that disappears quickly. Smells of spice. Taste is a little bitter, not to bad. The spice is a nice flavor. I look forward to this beer every year.