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Saranac Big Moose Ale - Matt Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
okay

440 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 440
Reviews: 206
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 15.76%
Wants: 2
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Saranac Big Moose Ale is an American Pale Ale with a kick. The medium-bodied malt sweetness is balanced by a nice crisp bitterness from hand selected centennial and cascade hops. Look for a vibrant citrusy hop aroma that will leave you craving another swig!

13.5 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-07-2009)
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

3/5  rDev -14%

04-20-2013 23:54:11 | More by AndrewMichael
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beergoot

Colorado

3.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 21:29:30 | More by beergoot
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TomG2751

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

04-11-2013 17:22:08 | More by TomG2751
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Celtics76

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

04-08-2013 18:19:41 | More by Celtics76
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EFR94

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

04-07-2013 03:02:04 | More by EFR94
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h4ger

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

04-05-2013 02:33:52 | More by h4ger
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drt72

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

04-05-2013 02:30:04 | More by drt72
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lauries444

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -14%

03-30-2013 00:32:29 | More by lauries444
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PaulD

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

03-22-2013 01:03:19 | More by PaulD
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ujsplace

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

03-22-2013 00:45:39 | More by ujsplace
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BGsWo22

New York

1.5/5  rDev -57%

03-20-2013 23:43:34 | More by BGsWo22
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PretzelsNBeer

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14%

03-10-2013 20:50:42 | More by PretzelsNBeer
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curasowa

New York

2.3/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 22:05:13 | More by curasowa
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BrianCuoz

New York

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

03-08-2013 18:53:33 | More by BrianCuoz
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GreesyFizeek

New York

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

03-06-2013 20:18:28 | More by GreesyFizeek
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -42.7%

03-03-2013 19:38:49 | More by tmars13
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Edgewater

New York

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

03-02-2013 02:58:24 | More by Edgewater
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jp312

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

02-23-2013 02:12:06 | More by jp312
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bribo

New York

3/5  rDev -14%

02-21-2013 21:20:17 | More by bribo
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billblakeslee

Florida

4/5  rDev +14.6%

02-20-2013 19:23:46 | More by billblakeslee
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mitch3114

New York

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

02-20-2013 03:57:20 | More by mitch3114
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MIchelle318

New York

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

02-20-2013 00:53:18 | More by MIchelle318
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.55/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2013 21:47:16 | More by smakawhat
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14%

02-17-2013 22:27:00 | More by ejimhof
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Lipstraw


4/5  rDev +14.6%

02-17-2013 00:51:21 | More by Lipstraw
Saranac Big Moose Ale from Matt Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 440 ratings.