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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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87 Reviews

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Reviews: 87
Hads: 194
Avg: 3.46
pDev: 24.57%
Wants: 4
Gots: 24 | 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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Reviews: 87 | Hads: 194
Photo of Gavage
4.07/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear orange color with a 1/2 inch head. The head lasted through half the drink. The aroma had floral, orange, and malt tones. The flavor was nicely balanced. The malt was slighlty sweeter than in other pale ales and there was a decent hop bitterness. Orange was also detectable by the tongue.

The mouthfeel was smooth and carbonation levels were lighter than expected. This is a medium bodied beer, and I found this to be quite drinkable. A decent session beer and a good offering in the pale ale arena.

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Photo of GeoffRizzo
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of beernbbq
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tastes like Bass Ale only fresher and better than what you get from Bass in the U.S. Mild malt flavor backed with earthy woody tones of Fuggles. Easy drinkability for a session or goes great with food of various origins. Well crafted beer once again from Middle Ages.

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Photo of HappyHourHero
3.78/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured an off white head that disappeared pretty quickly, leaves just a bit of lacing. It is copper in color, with an orange hue, very tranparent. The smell is faint, the malt and hops are balanced. Not that hoppy for a pale ale, maybe a slight citrus note, but combined with the yeast flavor its hard to detect. This is a very drinkable beer, no strong flavors, kind of reminds me of a more flavorful mild ale.

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Photo of UnionMade
3.61/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Hmmmm....the beer is a beautiful bright coppery gold, with a thin ring of head lining the top. A bit of lacing, with a few sparse blobs sticking to the glass.
Aroma is sweet and estery, with a little bit of hoppy tang. Ringwood esteriness, with a touch of nuttiness. Malts are solid, balanced with the hopping perfectly.
Flavor is fruity, with a touch of sourness in the finish, and a bit of orange. Malts are subtle and well done. Hops are mild, with a slight citric piney flavor. A slight buttery slick feel in the mouth. Body is lighter than i expected. This beer tastes more like a blonde ale in my opinion. Not enough weight to it. I think it would be a much better beer with a bit more gravity.

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Photo of WesWes
3.48/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a golden color with a nice white head that fades to a thin lace. The aroma is of pale malts and Ringwood yeast. No trace of hop aroma here. The taste is good, but nothing special; A typical golden ale. The mouthfeel is good; a low body. It drinks easy. This is a fine beer, but one they should work on a bit. The label does nothing for me. Yeah, I get the whole Orangeman colors, blue and orange, but really this falls outside the quality they are known for. Not their best, probably their worst.

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Photo of stegmakk
3.65/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice orange in color (cuse connection?)...little white to no head...
Smell of floral hops, malt...
Taste...malt, butter, slight bitter hops...a real nice mix but nothing to stand out and say hey you love my taste
smooth and slick feel...and I could drink many of these watching cuse lax...

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Photo of sponberg
4.1/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of cretemixer
3.72/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This Middle Ages offering pours a slightly orangish-gold with a full head that leaves an even layer after a few moments.
The aroma is sharp & clean. Malty and fruity.
Clean taste too. Very mild with a slight butterscotch taste. The diacetyl notes become more apparent as the beer warms a bit and the finish is a bit on the sour side.
Slick mouthfeel and a little overcarbonated for my tastes.
A good, easy drinker in my book as long as you don't let it get too warm. Thanks to Stegmakk for the chance to sample this midwest rarity.

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Photo of Morris729
3.92/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark orange golden color with a thin white head that fades into a wispy lace. Nose is sweet grains, fresh fruit, floral hops, and yeast. Light to medium in body and quite crisp. Taste is sweet malt and butterscotch up front followed by notes of bitter and acidic citrusy hops that leave a dry finish. Another fine brew from Middle Ages that I wish was available in Texas. Thanks to Denali and stegmakk for the sample!

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Photo of Bighuge
4.2/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy fierry orange color. A slight ivory white head settles into a very thin film and retains from there on out. Seems like a sweet fruitiness on the nose. Melons. Passion fruit sort of thing. This is not a bitter tasting PA, but very tasty nonetheless. I really like the flavor profile I'm getting from the Ringwood. The fruit tones are distinctive. The maltiness complex. And the hoppiness is present, but it shares the limelight in this PA. Passion fruit and melons come to mind again on the palate. A sugary sweet accent as well....brown sugar like. Body is a notch up from medium. Not your typical pale ale, but very tasty.

Thanks to Davo for sharing this medieval beauty.

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Photo of Jason
3.6/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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