Saranac Pale Ale - Matt Brewing Company
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3.3/5 rDev -3.5%
Bottle > Pint Glass
A - Clear gold with a finger of foamy whtie head, little lacing.
S - Caramel malt, grassy hops, very weak aroma.
T - Sweet malt takes the fore on this beer, very little hops come through, slight earthy aftertaste.
M - Chewy and sticky, not clean and crisp like a normal APA.
O - Very malty and sweet not enough hop balance. This is pretty bad.
06-05-2014 02:26:49 | More by Omnium
3.63/5 rDev +6.1%
Saranac has either gotten much better or I am buying the hype of their new packaging.
A: Pours shiny orange amber with thin head of white foam that fell fast. Bit of lace.
S: Nose invitingly brassy, bright with floral and grassy hops. Hay, wet grass, earth. Nice. Perhaps a bit soapy.
T: Follows nose. Plus sweetness of malt and sweetbreat and tiny bit of fruit. Trends to Bitter. Hop forward atop a biscuity malt with enough sweetness to balance. A bit of pepper and a nice finish.
MF: Good weight for mass. I like the bitter long, long finish.
O: One of my favorites from this brewer. Peppery and not run of the mill.
05-29-2014 00:13:46 | More by Act25
3.41/5 rDev -0.3%
appearance: poured from a bottle, this beer has a dark orange amber hue to it. It did no have much head to it, which went away quickly.
aroma: not a very strong smell- has a malty smell to it with a bit of a hoppy smell on the end of the nose. I get a bit of a hay smell to it.
taste: has a toasty caramel to start out, with a tad bit of spicy hop flavor to it on the way down. has a fair amount of bitterness to it, but not too powerful.
overall: this beer is pretty alright for an English pale ale. It is not the most amazing beer I have ever had, but is pretty easy to drink, not too heavy of a body, would be a good beer to wash down after a good Italian dish or a pizza maybe. I like that it has a good toasty taste too it and maybe a TAD spicy hop taste on the way down, but nothing overpowering.
05-12-2014 01:26:20 | More by sanzenapocalypz
Saranac Pale Ale from Matt Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 1,104 ratings.