Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
skippapotamus (29) - USA - SEP 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - SEP 18, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
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 (1030) - 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 (5295) - 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 (2006) - 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 (2541) - 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.