JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I love pumkin ale and I think this was one of the best I have ever had. Very light notes of pumpkin and nutmeg make this a real winner. TRY AND FIND IT IF YOU CAN!
blankboy (7216) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a large mostly-lasting fluffy off-white head. Aroma of all-spice, malt and pumpkin -- not bad. Watery flavour of sweet malt, pumpkin and spices -- though not as spicy as I wouldíve liked -- and a light bitter finish. Light to medium bodied. Decent enough, Iíve had much worse Pumpkin Ales.
jercraigs (9835) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of Mabel. Dark amber body with a light orangey hue, small off white head. Lightly spiced - nutmeg or allspice and chinnamon? Muted metallic notes in the background of aroma, mild malt. Sweet malt flavour with similar muted spice as the aroma that add to the bitterness of a finish that is slightly sharp. Average palate. Not unpleasant but does little to impress.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2007 Pours clear orange with a medium, mostly diminishing, head. Good lacing. Aroma was pie-spice - nutmeg, allspice. Flavor of mainly spices; nutmeg, clove, cinnamon. Thereís also brown sugar, pumpkin and vanilla. A good run-of-the-mill pumpkin beer. I really canít see why itís rated so low, except maybe Saranacís reputation.
Braudog (6341) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2006
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured crystal clear, medium amber with a inch of tiny bubbles forming the off-white head. Big spicy aroma, clove, nutmeg. Not quite as pronounced on the tongue, this starts mostly sweet-n-sour.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - NOV 23, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a pad pumpkin. Pours a dark orangish amber in color with a small off-white head. Subtle aroma of pumpkin, malt and cinnamon. Flavor is much the same, more malty than pumpkiny, though ... slightly sour. Went well with Thanksgiving dinner.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden color with light head. Malty, somewhat pumpkin-like smell. Taste is macro lager + a little bit of pumpkin. Not recommended.
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - NOV 11, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
thick foamy/creamy extra light tan head, pale copper color. aroma is nutmeg, allspice, vanilla, and pumpkin pie. a little dryish sour malt aroma in the background. texture is watery, flavor is dryish wheat-like sour malt, sort of grassy. spices are very muted in the flavor. more clove and allspice, other flavors gone. goes better w/ginger snaps.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tan head, amber body, nose of pumpkin pie spice albeit light, taste is lightly spicy, cinnamon and nutmeg, watery.
HogTownHarry (6375) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (12oz). Clear deep amber with a froth white head. Smells of sour malt, pumpkin, a few sharp seasoning spices and maybe some stale hops - not horrible. Taste is like a fake pumpkin pie filling - still uncooked - with some old blush wine tossed in, I get the cloves and vanilla and other spices but am regretting opening the bottle a little. Watery body, astringent for sure, even a little unpleasantly sour, thereís a cheap spice aftertaste I donít like, and how come this 5.4% thing is making my ears tingle? Oh, yeah, itís a Saranac all right - better than a macro and not good enough to drink again.