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Syracuse Pale Ale - Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.

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Syracuse Pale AleSyracuse Pale Ale

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177 Ratings

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Ratings: 177
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 17.11%
Wants: 5
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 10-30-2001

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Ratings: 177 | Reviews: 85
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2.13/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I was excited about trying this beer as I am from Syracuse. I bought a sixer to drink while on "vacation" in the 'Cuse to bring back to Buffalo. Could hardly wait to drink this and saved it for a special occassion. Finally, a sunny Sunday afternoon, perfect for porching it and grilling some meat. The excitement had built up to a feverish level and then, I was unimpressed with this beer. It did not taste like a pale ale to me.

I attempted to rectify the appaling situation and poured it into a pint glass. Failed to improve the situation.Ended up drinking Canadian and finishing this off at the end of the night. One of my buddies liked this. It certainly was a drastic improvemnet over his Red Dog. Nonetheless, Middle Ages IMpaled is top of the line and the Syracuse Pale Ale does not compare. It breaks my heart to be mean to this beer.

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2.25/5  rDev -33.6%

Photo of jdhilt
2.27/5  rDev -33%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a one-fingered white head that stays leaving some lace. Ugly cloudy amber color. Light carbonation. Hoppy nose. Starts and finishes with a sour apple taste, not typical of a pale, MA's Impaled Ale is better. $1.85 for a 12oz bottle from Hoosick Street Discount Bev. Troy, NY.

Photo of Sammy
2.47/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of AgentZero
2.73/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Golden color beer with some amber notes and a small bubble head that faded to a full cap after a few moments.

T - Actually seem to smell a decent amount of yeast on this one, some grassy and herbal light hops, and toasted malts. Almost a little like an English IPA.

S - Some caramel, herbal notes, yeasty, some hop bitterness. Really reminds me of a slightly hoppy adjucnt lager, not really a good thing.

M - Lighter bodied, active carbonation.

O - Not a great beer, not a good take on the style and the taste just isn't that good either.

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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Photo of Franz4
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle
A- Clear golden color, nearly no head
S- pale malts and slightly musty
T- Slight mustiness has turned into a powerful caramel flavor that's just not right, there's really no hop flavor to this at all and the malt is weak.
M- watery with very little carbonation
O-Not a fan, I've had other Middle Ages stuff that has been quite good, but this stuff missed the mark. No freshness info, so I can't speak to how fresh it was, but I picked it up from the store last week.

Photo of doctor_dirk
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of waughbrew
2.82/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is a strange one. A clear light orange with a small creamy white top. Aroma is that distinct Middle Ages ester that combines strawberry seeds with some maraschino cherry and spicy herbal hopping. Flavor is buttered toast with an uncomfortable dirty finish that twinges and twangs and makes me raise an eyebrow. Watery caramel finish disappoints and doesn't ask for another taste. All Ringwood beers need yeast present to help the finish, otherwise it tends to be not good. This wasn't horrible, but it isn't anything that I want again.

Photo of brentk56
2.89/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a clear orange (this is Syracuse, isn't it) with a thick head that does a nice job stranding some lace

Smell: Not much of an aroma; perhaps a bit of orange (again) and a hint of bread

Taste: Opens rather bready, but a herbaceous orange flavor arrives by mid-palate; a vague sweetness on the finish, but the unusual orange flavor dominates after the swallow

Mouthfeel: Medium body and moderate carbonation

Drinkability: The combination of the orange and the Ringwood yeast is a surprise and I cannot say that I cared for it

Thanks, sliverx, for the opportunity

Photo of Brianmerrilyn
2.95/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into pint glass at Dinasaur BBQ on 125th/Hudson River in Manhattan NY. Havingliving in the area for some time, Iwas more than happy to order our of curiosity alone as well as to try my first middle ages creation.

A: Off golden with half finger head,coated the glass rather well.

S: Nose was heavy citrus with some caramle perhaps.

T: Dissapointing flavor big diacetyl, with almost no hops and lacking body.

M: Light and watery to add to the list or problems this one had.

D: Not good at all, too sweet and not enough hops and body.

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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Syracuse Pale Ale from Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
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