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Saranac Pale Ale - Matt Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
okay

1,081 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,081
Reviews: 613
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 13.74%
Wants: 4
Gots: 29 | 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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doerickson

Virginia

3.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear amber color with a frothy three quarter inch head. Smells of caramel and dark fruit.

Taste is very English pale ale: caramel malt, apple, and tea-like and grassy hop flavors--has the stamp of East Kent Goldings hops all over it. Fairly smooth carbonation makes for a slick mouthfeel. Finish is a bit long and pretty dry.

A pretty average pale ale, but a hell of a bargain for the price ($5.59 for the six pack at my local Kroger--they sell Miller Chill for about the same), and there are no obstacles as far as drinkability's concerned.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2007 23:36:05 | More by doerickson
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Caveworm

Ohio

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

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Saranac Pale Ale from Matt Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 1,081 ratings.