Saranac Big Moose Ale - Matt Brewing Company
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Reviews by AAG:
3.5/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured this American Pale Ale into a stein after letting it sit for a few minutes after taking out of the refrigerator. Unknown freshness; can't find expiration date on the bottle. Drank shortly after purchasing, though.
Appearance - A very nice pour that left about a finger of white head; head came down after a few minutes but still left nice cascades and lace on the side of the stein as I drank it. Nice amber color; slightly darker than I expected but still very pleasing.
Smell - Hoppy, grainy, caramel-like smell. Very enjoyable. Can smell the spices but not sophisticated enough (yet!) to tease out what they actually are.
Taste - Malt sweetness, caramel, hoppy taste. Hoppier than I would expect for this ale but very pleasing overall. Full-flavored, slightly bitter aftertaste. Crisp.
Mouthfeel - Feels nice on the palate, carbonated, but pleasant.
Overall - I enjoyed this American Pale Ale from Matt Brewing Company. This is the second Matt Brewing Company beer that I have enjoyed this week (the other was the Saranac White IPA). I prefer the IPA but I am still pleased with this Big Moose Ale. Good for a winter night (as advertised). I recommend this beer. I would have it again.
Serving type: bottle
12-31-2012 02:47:46 | More by AAG
More User Reviews:
2.96/5 rDev -15.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
12 ounce bottle w/o freshness info of any sort to be had.
Pours caramel and lightly hazed. Very minor head, next to no film/collar/lace.
Meh kinda nose of more caramel smellin' malts...
Herbal tea hops, caramel malts, not loving much about this one.
Not really coming together for me. Bordering on unpleasant to drink.
Serving type: bottle
12-27-2013 22:10:03 | More by Billolick
Saranac Big Moose Ale from Matt Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 441 ratings.