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RATINGS: 558   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2006
Pours an orange color with almost no head. Aroma has plenty of cinnamon in it as well as some cloves. I don’t know if there’s actually any pumpkin in this beer at all but it doesn’t taste like it. Mostly clovey with some cinnamon. Very thin. Not really enjoying this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skippapotamus (29) - USA - SEP 21, 2006
Dark pour, white head common to Saranac. I can taste some pumpkin sugars in there, but I think they went light on actal pumpkin flavor, and is shadowed by vanilla. Had almost a metallic taste. Good mouthfeel, if a bit light. Pleasing overall, but they tried to balance things too delicately and it seems as if the flavors neither stand out nor blend as well as they could.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - SEP 18, 2006
Bottle provided by Tom and Larry, two of Georgia’s finest. Probably consumed in the spring of ought-six. Deep amber colored and clear. Small whitish head fades to a ring. Nice lacing. Good pumpkin aroma and flavor. Nice caramel insinuations. A bit thin at times. Some spices in background. One of the better pumpin beers I have had.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2006
Typical mechanical Saranac beer with the unholy duty of being a pumpkin beer. A sweet crazy mess that is cloying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - SEP 13, 2006
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2006
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
heemer77 (5295) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 10, 2006
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
stison42 (318) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2006
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JFGrind (2006) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2006
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Dorwart (2541) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2006
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.

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