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Saranac (Matt Brewing Co.) – Pumpkin Ale (2013)

AlexAA: tawny, golden brown w/ a prominent aroma of cloves, and a sprinkling of nutmeg on a bed of pumpkin 6/10

AlexTM: highly carbonated, heavily malted, and many, many tablespoons of vanilla which most of the spices are hidden by. 7/10

AlexP: Pumpkin has a creaminess, non-spicy role in this beer, albeit a little overshadowed by vanilla. 3P

AlexO: Stark contrast b/n aroma to taste – it’s like cream soda, and an option for those out-cloved and out-nutmegged. 65/100

NicAA: Golden-brown with wispy head, aroma of thin cinnamon and light pumpkin, a little sweet malt. Nothing exciting. 6/10

NicTM: Fairly high carbonation, thin. Cinnamon and a tiny touch of nutmeg on top of malt makes a bland spice profile. 6/10

NicP: There is pumpkin here and the amount or quality of it isn’t the problem. It’s just not accentuated by anything. 4p

NicO: Let’s face it pumpkin alone isn’t an exciting flavor. In a dull beer base, with no garnish, you get bland beer. 60/100

Saranac Matt Brewing Company

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