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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

1,221 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,221
Reviews: 627
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 13.45%
Wants: 6
Gots: 99 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-08-2001

Malt Selections: Crystal English Pale Ale
Hop Selections: Cascade, East Kent Golden
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Ratings: 1,221 | Reviews: 627
Photo of tgates
3.25/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of timontheroad
3.38/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Copper color, pretty thin head that laced Ok. Light aromas of orange and biscuit. The taste was pretty thin as well, with some subdued citrus flavors. Not much punch in the background- like an un-hoppy session IPA. Mouthfeel was fairly light bodied. Overall it was not too good, probably would only drink it if it was the only beer available

Photo of DavidGross
3.32/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle out of sampler pack. Was very good, nice aroma and good balance of malt/hop. was good beer.

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

Photo of Fcip78
3.25/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of justincourts
3.24/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HamdenHector
3.16/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: slight haze; burnt orange in color; 1 finger off white head that receded to a wispy cap; OK lacing that didn't last long;

S: artificial orange and a sugar sweetness with grapefruit and lemon in the distant background;

T: tastes like weak orange soda; a hint of lemon toward the end; light bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; dry finish;

O: not sure where the flavor and aroma came from; no recognizable malt profile; only thing that reminded me of hops was the hint of bitterness;

Photo of maniaczak
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Saisons-of-the-Abyss
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bdaggett
3.69/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bryan0Leavey
3.74/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really not bad for the price, I find the flavor mirrors the style of a true English pale ale; that is the malt and hops are in harmony. The Cascades shine through more than the EKG's, making this a truly American "English" pale ale. I am quite pleased with its simplicity.

Photo of NorseKaiser
3.44/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DuBeats
2.63/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Not much flavor to this beer what so ever. And what flavor it does have just isn't that great

Photo of wjoelbrooks
3.16/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jgunther71
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bogdawg
3.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheHip-HopMobBarley
3.61/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FreshButterbeer
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Grodd87
3.09/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chinaskifan1
3.34/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nitro0292
3.38/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dustin_Sallitt
3.23/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hootie159
3.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JMR1125
3.7/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Saranac Pale Ale from Matt Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 1,221 ratings.