Sunday, October 19, 2014

Saranac Pumpkin Ale (Matt Brewing Company)

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Saranac Pumpkin Ale (Matt Brewing Company).

From the Saranac website: “A hearty ale brewed with pumpkin, cinnamon, allspice and ginger with a full body and amber color.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours orange amber with an off-white head leaving little lacing.
Aroma: Caramel malt, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, all-spice, ginger and a light pumpkin scent.
Taste: Toasted and caramel malts, pumpkin pie spices with mild pumpkin and toffee flavors and a slight spice bitterness in the finish.
Overall: Easy drinking, Saranac Pumpkin Ale was nice to try.  At 5.4% ABV and 32 ounces this could be a good option for Halloween party for folks looking for something festive and not too high in ABV. Overall I liked it, but I’m not sure I’d buy it for regular drinking.


Mark Harvey

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