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 (1892) - 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 (2412) - 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 (11897) - 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.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is actually a pretty decent pumpkin beer. Not as spicy as some that I have tried, but definitely something I would drink again.
Tanker12 (173) - USA - SEP 1, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2009 I was really excited when i found this beer but after the first few sips I was generally disappointing. a weak pumpkin ale that I could possible see complementing a pumpkin pie with its clove aftertaste but this beer dosent stand well on its own.
TheBeerGod (5455) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours copper with a small off-white head. Nose is spicy - clovbes, light cinnamon, brown sugar, and pumpkin pie mix. Taste is a bit tamer than the aroma. Lighter pumpkin pie mix flavors, soft clove, subtle cinnamon and a touch of vanilla. Body is light-medium and smooth. Some creaminess to this. Finishes with more spice notes, light sweetness and pumpkin pie notes. This is how I like pumpkin beer, not overpwoering with the spice. Finally, a beer Saranac hasn’t screwed up too bad!
igneous1 (1507) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - AUG 29, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
orange/bronze color, very clear, head is almond-colored. aroma is bready with a decent amount of clove. flavor is mostly sweet with the cinnamon and clove coming through. pumpkin is not at all overpowering and a little toastiness comes through in the finish. body is light and overall, not that interesting of a beer, although far from offensive.