KyotoLefty (6139) - Kyoto, - OCT 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Yamaichi. Spicy nose, cinnamon, pumpkin, nutmeg. Not as rich as remembered. Slightly thin and mineral. Amber-orange color, low head. Spicy pumpkin flavor, somewhatnthin, though tasty. Body is way too light. Ok, but I think it used to be better. † † ††
generallee08 (506) - New York, USA - JUN 11, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
KombatAle (114) - New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Shared. Amber white foam.sweet nose of caramel, pumpkin, spices. Light mouthfeel. Caramel, cinnamon, pumpkin.clean aftertaste. Drinkable!
MRMedellin (209) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - FEB 8, 2014
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
AdamT (150) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
harrymel (1477) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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
fiammanghilla (489) - Genova, ITALY - DEC 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottiglia 355ml @cantinone.
Ambrata scura con schiuma abbastanza persistente.
Niente di speciale, ricorda un po' una birra alla frutta, ciliegia in particolare.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold
HoppyScallywag (56) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
Beergeek23322 (2129) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Slipstream (1976) - USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Greg. Pleasantly malty and lightly sweet aroma. Light hops. A modestly spiced pumpkin ale, with a little allspice and cinnamon. Good.
OldGrowth (2590) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pint at Mellow mushroom Cary ok aroma. Sweet pumpkin caramel. Nice initial head faded to a ring. Spotty lace. Clean brownish orange color. Sweet flavor. Medium body light creamy mouthfeel. Sweet finish. Ok, flavor best part. Weak in the scheme of things.