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Saranac Pale Ale - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac Pale AleSaranac Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
78
okay

1,090 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,090
Reviews: 613
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 13.74%
Wants: 4
Gots: 33 | 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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tr4nc3d

Kansas

3.38/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I drank this beer the other day and took some notes down

16oz can poured into my pint glass

The appearance was that of a slightly dark copper color with a one and a half inch slightly tan head. Average head retention that as it subsided it left very slight lacing clinging to the sides of my glass.

The aroma was pretty much half and half with malts probably taking a slight edge. I got smells of toffee, caramel, and pale malts. With the hops I got more floral essence hops then citrus kind with a grassy smell, herbal, and slight perfume like.

The taste upfront was slightly citrus like with some lemon, slight grapefruit, dominating midway comes the caramel malts with toffee and slight cracker like malts. Overall it was a little more on the malty side, which I did not appreciate.

Mouthfeel is about between light bodied and medium bodied with average carbonation.

Overall I wish this had a little more hop taste being a pale ale, but it was decent enough to try at least once

Serving type: can

06-19-2010 22:01:36 | More by tr4nc3d
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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.

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Saranac Pale Ale from Matt Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 1,090 ratings.