HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Typical mechanical Saranac beer with the unholy duty of being a pumpkin beer. A sweet crazy mess that is cloying.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - SEP 13, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 12 oz. long neck brown bottle with a blurb on the neck label, fall ’06 release.
Poured a clear amberish copper with a foamy white head that settled into a thin lacing.
Aromas of cinnamon pie spices, a light pumpkin and bready malts.
Good carbonation and a crisp, dry and smooth medium bodied mouthfeel.
Tasty and malty, bready with a light caramel sweetness, cinnamon pie spices and a light pumpkin flavor, a soft hop twang towards the end, and a spice bread finish.
This was quite nice, tasty with a smooth, easy drinkability, a good seasonal.
Sregnar35 (933) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bit too thin. Pours a nice dark orange with a tiny white ring. Aroma is faint malt and spice. Flavor is nice, not overly spiced or sweet, mainly because it’s a bit too bland. Too watery as well.
heemer77 (5053) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 10, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a 12 oz bottle. The body poured with a dull copper brown type color. The head is fairly bright white and thin. The aroma is caramel with a little bit of pumpkin and cloves. The taste has some fairly sweet and spicy notes. It has clove along with some caramel and vanilla. I find the vanilla cloying, like in their porter. A passable beer, but it needs some actual pumpkin taste.
stison42 (318) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2007 Clear red body. Light spiced flavor, cinnamon comes through the most. Not much Pumpkin flavor, but it has a nice clean taste.
JFGrind (1776) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2006
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Saranac has jumped on the pumpkin bandwagon with a more spiced than pumpkin flavored beer. Cinnamon, allspice and cloves lightly blended with malts and pumpkin "essence". My beer poured a bit thin.....I think it was my fault on the way I pulled the tap. Swishing the brew brought on a short but fluffy head.
Dorwart (2312) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2006
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Good sized head of big fluffy bubbles. Excellent carbonation. Spicy dusty aroma. Allspice, ginger and pumpkin. No too bad. Light and effervescent nose. Color is a dark orange brown. Hmm, not very good flavor. Dry, dusty, bitter and pretty empty. No body. More spices and no substance. Pretty crappy in my opinion and I would probably avoid this.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 4, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12oz bottle) Beige head with clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, nutmeg, ginger, some cinnamon, light lime. Taste is medium sweet, nutmeg, cinnamon, caramel, light ginger. Watery light-medium body, fairly clean.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 4, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Old Chicago in Coralville, IA. Clear light brown color with thin off white head. Smells of pumpkin pie, nutmeg, and a touch of cinnamon. Flavors are similar, but not as prominent as they are in the aroma. Not cloying, just right. There is a delicate sweetness on the tongue with light malty caramel at the end.
littlebibs (11) - Kingston, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 3, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
enjoyable pumpkin ale, it has the taste
and feel of the season, a lighter ale
with a nice touch of spices, it doesn’t
over power which is most important
in a specialty seasonal beer like this.
not bad at all.