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In celebration of the fall harvest. Here's an autumn favorite that's as enjoyable as pumpkin pie. This hearty ale is brewed with cinnamon, allspice, cloves and vanilla. Look for a full body and amber color. We're sure you'll enjoy this special brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ZOSOMAN12020 (28) - Malta, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2005
Best beer Iíve ever had from Matts. (And Iíve been drinking there Saranac Line since when they introduced it...). Perfect balance; not overdone - like most pumpkin ales; yet not too subtle -where you lose the flavor after the initial few sips...Nice, natural taste; very pleasant, and above all drinkable. had 2, and almost a 3rd with no let-down...Give this to the skeptics to try

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2005
12 oz bottle pours a dark amberwith a short white head that dissipates rather quickly. Aroma of pumkin, a touch of allspice and some cinnamon. Flavor is pretty malty, pumpkin, cinnamon, some allspice and the vanilla aftertaste finishes it off. Body is medium bodied and this is smooth and very drinkable. A nice fall beer. One of the better ones from Saranac that Iíve had. Pretty enjoyable!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (2492) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2005
One bottle of the beer asortment that my wife had gotten me from BOTW for my B-day. Nice amber color with a decent head. Aroma of cinnamon and allspice. Many pumpkin and spice flavors present in the body of the ale that made it very enjoyable. Seemed to be some hops at the ending that were not really needed. Alittle more pumpkin flavoe at the end would have been nice. Still a good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 9, 2005
2005 bottle as a bonus from Shadey. I just love rating Saranac beers. They are always so simple and they are very true to what the name of the beer is. This one is no exception. I was pretty skeptical that the commercial description said "full body" but upon drinking it, while I wouldnt quite say "full" Iíd give it a medium-full body, it is quite sweet and substantially malty. The aroma, true the description, has notes of cinnamon, allspice, vanilla (dont get as much clove). There is some pleasant caramel, and/or light sugary pale malt. Head pours large initially, with fair retention, spotty lacing and a clear body that is dark amber with light brown tinges. Flavor has tons of vanilla and cinnamon, some sugary sweet caramel and light pumpkin flavoring. Bit of spiciness to it and some definite crayons on the finish, not sure if thatís a product of the vanilla flavoring or not. Forced carbonation, but not obnoxious and not an overly thinned out mouthfeel, though it is filtered. I enjoyed it. Good flavor, the crayons even grew on me a bit towards the end. . .At least it has malt, thatís more than I can say for most other pumpkin beers. Thanks Shane!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4470) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 8, 2005
Pours an average amber with a small white head that leaves spotty lacing. Aroma is cinnamon, slightly sour, not as much pumpkin, vanilla and nutmeg as I was expecting. Hops were present too which I didnít expect. The vanilla is there in the flavor though. Cinnamon as well and maybe some slight pumpkin. Taste good, but I like my pumpkin beers to smell and taste like pumpkin pie. A little on the thin side and maybe too much vanilla. But still decent. I would have more and recommend Pumpkin Beer lovers to try it out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
zach8270 (3423) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2008 [bottle - 12 oz] Very nice copper pour with a very thin tan head. Pleasant aroma of pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, cloves, cinnamon and a touch of nutmeg. A touch of pumpkin in the flavor, but mostly spices and nutmeg with a bitter hop finish. A little thin and watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7824) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2005
Pours dark coppery with aromas of pumpkin spices, malt, hops. The flavor has some pumpkin and nutmeg up front, and some finishing malt, spices, and subdued hops at the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (4742) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2005
Bottle: Courtesy of Shadey via trade. Aroma obviously has pumpkin with lots of spice (cinnamon and ginger) with some light piney hops. Pours a dark transparent amber with a small off-white head. Sweet pumpkin flavor up front fades to a slightly tart and spicey (cinnamon, ginger, pepper) finish. Decent beer, but the tartness was a little odd.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
SB (333) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2005 From Bottle: This was my first pumpkin beer. Aroma had more of a pepper smell and something else i can’t quite catch, which I wasn’t expecting. It wasn’t pleasant. First sip I tasted carmel more then anything. It got spicey toward the middle, and I started to taste the pumpkin/sweetness at the end. It also had a belgian yeast/hoppiness after flavor to it. Thought there could be more of a pumpkin flavor, but no. This is a very carmelly, spicey beer. It’s not something I would usually drink. I was surprised that it was smooth doing down though. But I will seek out others from Saranac just to taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DYCSoccer17 (3305) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 4, 2005
Bottle. Aroma is herbal, and spiced with some pepperiness along with some banana and clove notes. There must be some belgian yeast in this. Surprisingly, there isnt much pumpkin in the aroma. Transparent copper/amber color with a nice white head that hangs around for a while. Starts a bit spiced, turning a bit caramelly in the middle with some malts. Metallic finish. Lots of metal in the end. Somewhat thin to finish as well. The pumpkin in this is more of a minor accent, while the spices dominate. I was hoping for more.

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