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Saranac Pale Ale - Matt Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
okay

1,088 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,088
Reviews: 613
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 13.74%
Wants: 4
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Malt Selections: Crystal English Pale Ale
Hop Selections: Cascade, East Kent Golden

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-08-2001)
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Reviews by TriggerFingers:
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TriggerFingers

New Jersey

3.43/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ok, for an English Pale Ale this is pretty solid. For those who buy it and think they are getting Sierra Nevada, Stone, Firestone Walker, etc. then you will be disappointed. Its more like Bass, but not as rounded in the malt dept. (Bass has a touch more caramel malt). Most Pale ale people have gone whole-hog into the citrus/floral and even dank (refer to American beers loaded with Columbus circa 7-10 years ago). I digress...for what it is...its pretty good. I am trying to think of a non-British, English IPA that I like better...and ? I can't seem to think of any. If you can't find Bass, Smithwicks, or Whitbread at your local store/pub and want something English...you would hard pressed to find anything better!

Last Words? It is what it is!

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 16:38:56 | More by TriggerFingers
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3.25/5  rDev -5%
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Saranac Pale Ale from Matt Brewing Company. Yet another review out of their sampler pack. Poured from the bottle into a glass, this brew's got a 1.5 finger thick head, clear brownish amber body, and solid lacing.

I smell a lighter vibe going on here. Little bit of citrus perhaps. I about had to stick my nose in the brew to get a decent whiff. I wish it had just a micro-hair more presence in this category.

Tastes like roasted malts, earthy hops, and I taste the citrus but its more tart than sweet.

Mouthfeel is clean and slightly dryer. Nice work here.

Overall a 3.25 for Saranac Pale Ale from Matt Brewing Company. It was "meh". Probably won't get this on its own.

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Saranac Pale Ale from Matt Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 1,088 ratings.