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Saranac Pale Ale - Matt Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
okay

1,083 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,083
Reviews: 613
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 13.74%
Wants: 4
Gots: 30 | 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 rodney45:
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rodney45

New York

3.55/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A:Burnished copper color. Wind swept sea foam colored head that lingers.

S: Has a slight barley smell. Not much in terms of hop aroma. Nothing overwhelming, finely balanced.

T: Pear, cantelope, and mango. Balanced well with the malt that speaks mostly of roasted barley and perhaps some cereal grains.

D: Very smooth and very drinkable. This beer goes down well.

O: This beer isnt overwhelming or notable in any one area, except its ability to please as a flagship brand ale. Its very approachable, and very drinkable. I can see why its popular. Good entry level craft beer for those who should be broken into the scene slowly. This wouldnt be a bad beer to keep around just to have. Its unassuming and unpretentious. I actually enjoyed this beer more than my review would make it seem.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2011 10:33:21 | More by rodney45
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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.

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Saranac Pale Ale from Matt Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 1,083 ratings.