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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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JottaGibboo

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

08-16-2012 20:15:01 | More by JottaGibboo
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ABokononist

New York

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

07-16-2012 17:03:37 | More by ABokononist
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BlakeDannen


3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

07-14-2012 22:37:26 | More by BlakeDannen
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Dizzy242

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

07-08-2012 15:39:20 | More by Dizzy242
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kingslotty

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

07-05-2012 02:25:09 | More by kingslotty
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vinpao


4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

07-02-2012 19:58:14 | More by vinpao
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

06-21-2012 20:06:31 | More by ShemRahBoo
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mjtiernan

New York

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

06-05-2012 01:26:46 | More by mjtiernan
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HEADYdb

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +36.1%

06-02-2012 13:26:38 | More by HEADYdb
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pagardner

Virginia

4/5  rDev +14.6%

06-02-2012 00:26:43 | More by pagardner
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Mikecap

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

05-18-2012 21:20:46 | More by Mikecap
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avisong

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

04-26-2012 02:55:23 | More by avisong
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Mart1


3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

04-24-2012 19:32:12 | More by Mart1
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Nathanhlind


4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

04-21-2012 18:59:31 | More by Nathanhlind
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

04-15-2012 22:00:10 | More by Gregwa
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abrodsky

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

04-15-2012 21:23:23 | More by abrodsky
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PGVG

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

04-15-2012 02:47:27 | More by PGVG
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dgeebs07

New York

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

04-14-2012 12:12:28 | More by dgeebs07
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ixnay21

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

04-03-2012 21:58:24 | More by ixnay21
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deonreds

New York

2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

03-18-2012 05:22:05 | More by deonreds
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robieobie1

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

03-16-2012 02:07:17 | More by robieobie1
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jsboates


5/5  rDev +43.3%

03-11-2012 20:43:13 | More by jsboates
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StaindProject86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14.6%

03-11-2012 00:06:22 | More by StaindProject86
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DirtyPenny

Massachusetts

2.95/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pint glassed.

A: Poured with 2 fingers of level, foamy off-white head. Clear and dark amber in color, bubbles actively replenish the head
of this brew and are easy to see racing to the top. Plenty of lacing.

S: Very hop forward and piney, with slight notes of pale malt.

T: Hops are immediately noticable with a mingling of pale malts and a slight note of... onion? There something pungent and allium-ish in the flavor of this brew. Not sure if that's intentional or not. Kind of ruins it for me as I strongly
dislike onion. Caramel malt only comes out as it warms.

Second Bottle: I opened my other bottle of this to make some Welsh rabbit this morning and couldn't think of anything to do with the remaining 8 oz, so I manned up and drank it. Didn't get any of the oniony flavor this time, so I guess I owe Saranac an apology. Still not an amazing beer, and the hops take over without leaving much else to taste, but not abominable.

M: A touch frothy.

O: Apparently this was brewed with centennial and amarillo hops, which I don't believe are known to cause that oniony flavor on the first try. Not sure what the problem was here.The second one was fine, if a but underwhelming. I'm in no hurry to try another one to see which of these was the odd man out, though if I were to guess, I'd say that they weren't trying to make an onion-flavored beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 14:25:11 | More by DirtyPenny
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Beer4Baltimore

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

03-08-2012 04:01:16 | More by Beer4Baltimore
Saranac Big Moose Ale from Matt Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 440 ratings.