Syracuse Pale Ale - Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
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3.6/5 rDev +6.5%
Poured a light clear golden with a thinner white head that didnt stick around long leaving no lace behind,the Ringwood yeast shows thru in the aromas quite buttery with a "green" leafy hop presence along with a toasted grain note.A pretty basic pale here that ringwood yeast shows thru again with its buttery tones with aligtly sweet caramel base melding into a lightly-herbal finish.This seems to me more English than American I think more malt driven but highly quaffable,better than average.
06-18-2006 19:50:17 | More by oberon
3.6/5 rDev +6.5%
Appearance Nice, hazy orange in color with a decent head.
Smell The soft, citrus hops mix well with the substantial yeasty profile. This is similar to the ImPaled Ale aroma.
Taste The malt base is big and creamy, full of caramel and mature sugars. The citrus hops are almost an afterthought.
Mouthfeel Lighter than medium in the body and very smooth. There was a subtle touch of carbonation to this one as well.
Drinkability I thought that this was the ales strong point. It is truly a fantastic session ale.
03-24-2004 04:27:31 | More by RoyalT
4.1/5 rDev +21.3%
One of the staple beers in my fridge - rarely is there a time when there aren't a few bottles of this kicking around in there. If there aren't, it's because I went to the brewery and they had MacGregor's Ale (similar, but single varietal hopped with Centennial - mmmm!) for growler fills.
Bright amber, an offwhite head that lasts for a little while, and a nose of hop flowers, sweet malt, and a hint of diacetyl (hey, it's a Ringwood yeast brew...) that works in tying it together.
Ahh, the balance. Hoppy (bitter and flavor) but not overly so, a firm yet slightly caramelly, fruity maltiness, a diacetyl hit mid-sip that plays off the hops and rounds out the flavor profile, with whiffs of alcohol and grain as the sip finishes, leaving a dry, slightly bitter green apple and butterscotchy finish. Ever so quaffable.
06-09-2003 19:00:44 | More by sponberg
3.6/5 rDev +6.5%
Presentation: 12 oz brown long neck with no freshness date to be found.
Appearance: Crystal clear orange amber with a well retaining wispy white lace.
Smell: Sweet floral hops with some malt and fruit. A tiny whiff of butter diacetyl is in the nose to.
Taste: Smooth with a crisp malty medium bodied mouth feel. A very pleasing blend of malt sweetness and hop bitterness hit the tongue at the same time. Some fruit and alcohol sneak in also as well as a light coating of buttery diacetyl. Finishes off nicely with a mellow sweet grainy after taste.
Notes: Extremely well balanced, drinkable and non intrusive. Another great pale ale brewed in the North East. The Yorkshire Ringwood yeast strain does some justice for this brew by giving it some complexity that does not overwhelm. Brewed in dedication to the city of Syracuse, home of the Middle Ages Brewing Co.
03-13-2002 14:51:16 | More by Jason
3.45/5 rDev +2.1%
A clear and deep coppery color with a translucency due only to the color, this beer struggles to maintain a wispy head that sinks down to foam with strong edging and achieves decent spotting.
As similar as can be in aroma and flavor, this pale ale is moderately hoppy with a focus on earth, leaf and mineral notes that make me wonder if it isn't an English version. A hint of estery sweetness comes up at the front and gives way to the bitterness, while a bit more flora comes out from middle to end.
It's more prickly than crisp and bitingly so. Its light-medium body holds a certain mineral edge to it.
06-02-2014 00:40:33 | More by Brenden
3.51/5 rDev +3.8%
When in Syracuse, buy a like named beer!
Pours clear gold with a one finger white head that dropped to a cover but left some lace.
Floral hop nose with a slight soapy presence...no it wasn't the glassware.
Taste was similar with some floral hops up front, slight bitterness through the middle and a clean, somewhat dry finish.
Mouthfeel was on the thin side with a buttery presence. Mellow carbonation was a bit prickly on the tongue.
Nice session brew at 5%
11-04-2013 23:23:56 | More by BrewMaven
2.48/5 rDev -26.6%
On-tap at the ALe House in Syracuse. Bland, watery, nothing much here. Unoffensive at best. Some faint floral hops and bit of citrus flavour on end. On malty,sweet side but an Ontario brew. Like their hoppy beers and their stouts much better. Something for the Ladies and Canadians perhaps.
11-17-2004 16:46:37 | More by Sammy
3.34/5 rDev -1.2%
A - Pale straw color, almost transparent, but still slightly cloudy. One finger of white head which quickly dissipated to a thin layer. Very little lacing.
S - Pine hops and wheat malts; some spice as well. Slightly sweet smelling, focusing on a dominant malt profile: wheat grain, butter, and sugar.
T - Light and bright initially, followed by a strong wave of back-of-the-throat malts, including caramel, butter, and a bit of a liquorice flavor. Hops are fairly mild, showing pine. Some earthy woodiness. Interesting flavor profile, but not my cup of tea (beer). Taste follows aroma pretty closely.
M - Extremely light and lager-ish. Makes for a quick drink, which is good for this style. Very little oily hop residue, little carbonation sting, no sense of alcohol (of which there shouldn't be, at 5.0%).
O - This seems like an experimental flavor, with some pine hops and a huge malt character, all in a light-bodied ale. It's not a bad beer, but I wouldn't dream of making it my everyday ale.
07-28-2013 21:23:10 | More by Roguer
3.75/5 rDev +10.9%
Shared a pitcher at Kelly Cole's. Looks a pretty amber with a short head. Smells of estery fruit. Tastes of ringwood with a mix of fruit and creamy butterscotch over lightly carmelized grains and grassy hops. This isnt an amazing-tasting beer, but its very nice and one of my favorite local session beers.
10-24-2006 18:00:09 | More by tempest
3.45/5 rDev +2.1%
Dark orange with a medium bubbly head.
Flowery hops with a grassy element and sweetness dominate the aroma. That Ringwood also comes in.
Full bodied, smooth with light carbonation. Light fruit flavors blend with bitter hops and caramel sweetness. Flowery hops show up midway through and then leave a bitter-sweet aftertaste.
A very easy drinking pale ale. That Ringwood is starting to become more apparent with every Middle Ages brew I enjoy.
09-12-2004 03:58:53 | More by Southernbrew
3.48/5 rDev +3%
Pours a very clear orange, with a thin wispy white head. A decent nose of floral hops and some fresh fruit. Up front, rather thin, yet quite refreshing; floral hops backed by some malt sweetness. Tender, very crisp, flavors emerge as she warms. Sticky, ever-lasting bitterness, overall not the tastiest of pale ale's available, but one that could serve as a decent session brew.
12-28-2003 02:34:15 | More by GeoffRizzo
3.28/5 rDev -3%
Poured by Dinosaur BBQ in Syracuse, NY.
A: Golden and light without much character. Nice head and lacing with light carbonation.
S: Hoppy nose with citrus and light malts on top of an almost wheat base.
T: Reminiscent of a wheat. Nice and citrusy with a lot of soft tinges. Lacking of any major flavors but not a bad drinking beer. Nice and smooth.
M: Clean and crisp with hoppy bitterness.
O: Not terrible, fairly forgettable midrange pale.
07-19-2014 22:19:35 | More by jsausley
4/5 rDev +18.3%
Pours a crystal clear orange amber with some wispy white lace that is retained
Aromas of sweet floral hops, some darker malt and fruit.
Flavor is smooth with a crisp malty and biscuity taste. Bread and butter aroma notes come to mind.
Mouthfeel starts with a malt sweetness and then shifts to a bitterness with some citrus notes.
Drinkability is very pleasing, nice solid beer from a great NY brewer.
Thanks to PPoitras for the Middle Ages sampler.
04-04-2004 04:32:25 | More by CRJMellor
3.5/5 rDev +3.6%
On-tap at Barcade, Jersey City, NJ
A: The beer is yellowish amber in color. It poured with a half finger high head that eventually completely faded away.
S: There are light aromas of lemony and grassy hops in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste is lemony and has flavors of grassy hops. Not much in the way of bitterness is detectable.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Nothing really stands out in this beer as being very interesting, but it is a beer that goes down quite easily.
10-06-2012 13:02:09 | More by metter98
Syracuse Pale Ale from Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
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