Saranac Big Moose Ale - Matt Brewing Company
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3.46/5 rDev -0.9%
A nicely colored copper-orange body covered with a nice foamy head. Citrus hops and caramel malt notes in the aroma. Crisp, medium-bodied feel; slightly fizzy. Warm malt flavors, reminding me of honey and biscuits; good complementary hop bitterness.
Another decent if non-exceptional offering from Saranac. Tasty and very drinkable, all things considered.
04-20-2013 21:29:30 | More by beergoot
2.3/5 rDev -34.1%
Appearance: Clear, golden color with two fingers of head that fade to a cap with some spotty lacing.
Aroma: Big toasted malt aroma with some woody notes mixed in with a slight metallic tang.
Taste: Some thin toasted malt flavor up front followed by a lot of grainy, thin, metallic yuck. Some mild bitterness towards the back end and finishing with some lingering graininess.
The Rest: Not much to say here, this isn't very good.
03-09-2013 22:05:13 | More by curasowa
3.55/5 rDev +1.7%
Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.
A real nice crystal clear, and very light copper amber body with a mix of fast and slow rising pinhead carbonation. Head is about two to three fingers, and quite bleach white in color. Soapy retention, and falling at a normal speed. Good looking amber.
Very light toasty grains, and hints of caramel on the nose. Hop profile is not that obvious on first whiff or thereafter. By no means a bad smell, just nothing that impressive. It sort of reminds me of Sam Adams Boston Lager (yes I know this is an ale) on the malt profile.
Crisp playful carbonation a bit with a very light pale ale style body. Palate mixes with very hard to hint toasty caramel. Crisp hop action on the finish with only a simple pine bitterness. Clean. Easy to drink. Front of tongue has a bit of bitter orange, but it's quite hard to notice. However, with time and warmth the orange comes out more noticeably.
It's an overall fine easy drinking pale, but nothing that memorable, but would pick it over many other mass produced beers if I had a choice.
02-18-2013 21:47:16 | More by smakawhat
Saranac Big Moose Ale from Matt Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 441 ratings.