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RATINGS: 503   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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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.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2013
This was a great pumpkin beer, pouring orange with a hint of brown. The pumpkin flavor was terrific, and there are hints of spice notes that make this a wonderful pumpkin beer worth revisiting over and over.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hockeybeerguy (1602) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a fairly nice hazy orange to brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some light lacing sliding into the beer. The smell had a nice blend of sweet roasty pumpkin with some light nuts and vanilla, clove, and cinnamon. The taste was sweet and spicy with a nice touch of roasty/nutty vanilla. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was good for the style and for me. Overall pretty good pumpkin ale always worthy of coming back if available.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
generallee08 (595) - New York, USA - JUN 11, 2014
It has a deep amber color with very good clarity. Its head is thin, white in color and fades quickly leaving a few bubbles on top and no lacing. A strong spicy aroma hits you in the nose. Cinnamon and clove are the stand out spices. Wow this starts off with a big spicy kick in the mouth. Allspice, bitter cinnamon and clove overpower the malt that has some toasted and caramel notes. The pumpkin flavor is really hidden deep under the spicy character of this beer. A more apt name for this beer would be Saranac Spice Ale. The spicy character fades off a touch and hop bitterness picks up before slowly fading off into the finish. Its palate is smooth and slick with mild carbonation inside its medium body. Overall itís a little bit too unbalanced on the spicy side.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
KombatAle (114) - New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014
33cl bottle Shared. Amber white foam.sweet nose of caramel, pumpkin, spices. Light mouthfeel. Caramel, cinnamon, pumpkin.clean aftertaste. Drinkable!

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MRMedellin (209) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - FEB 8, 2014
When is poured a red brown beer is seen, some aromas are felt but those stronger ones are the grass, citrus, earthy, banana, ginger and bread. When is tasted the pumpkin flavor arenít felt at all, and it just give you the idea of a regular Ale. Not a fan of this beer in particular, but at least it follow the rule of the ales and to be honest is better in a normal temperature.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AdamT (154) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2014
32oz bottle from Total Wine in Cary. Orange hue, normal clarity with mostly diminishing white head. Virtually no lacing. Mostly cinammon and nutmeg on the nose. Medium bitter spice up front, some pumpkin on the finish, but mostly spice. Kind of boring compared to most other pumpkin beers. May have gone past itís prime. I think I bought this in Sept of 2013.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrymel (1478) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Best by: 31JAN11 A: Pours a browned orange ale with under a single finger of off-white soft foam, this ale leaves some spotty lacing. Near excellent clarity. S: Squash, cinnamon, nutmeg and a sour cream smell. T: A slight cherry flavor with some sweet malts. The cinnamon is pretty strong here to me. M: medium bodied with lively carbonation. wet finish. O: Pretty middle of the road for me. Not bad, nothing special. The cinnamon was too strong here for me. Serving type: bottle 10-01-2011

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiammanghilla (501) - Genova, ITALY - DEC 15, 2013
Bottiglia 355ml @cantinone. Ambrata scura con schiuma abbastanza persistente. Niente di speciale, ricorda un po' una birra alla frutta, ciliegia in particolare. Dimenticabile... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HoppyScallywag (62) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Not an obnoxious pumpkin flavor or ton of spices. Enjoyable. I would get it again. Price not too bad ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beergeek23322 (2160) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2013
10/23/2011. From bottle. Amber color with a white head. Spicy aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg, light malt and pumpkin. Sweet caramel flavors with spice and some pumpkin, but not balanced at all and somewhat sticky.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slipstream (1983) - USA - DEC 1, 2013
Thanks to Greg. Pleasantly malty and lightly sweet aroma. Light hops. A modestly spiced pumpkin ale, with a little allspice and cinnamon. Good.


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