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Saranac Pale Ale - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac Pale AleSaranac Pale Ale

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1,184 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,184
Reviews: 620
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 13.74%
Wants: 3
Gots: 73 | 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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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.52/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.52/5  rDev +2.9%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.16/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.54/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a slightly hazy pale orange color with good clarity and vision of tiny bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Toasted grains, pale malts, slight citrus and herbal hops.

Taste: Definitely malt forward with mild hops and slight fruitiness in the background. A little bitterness too.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, medium carbonation, crisp, refreshing, and a little chewy.

Overall: A simple pale ale. Very traditional to the EPA.

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3.3/5  rDev -3.5%

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2.96/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

A solid example of a pale ale. Not the best but for the price, you can't beat it. Flavor is very smooth with a decent balance between the hops and sweetness which makes it an easy drinker. The flavor doesn't last long however and lacks a certain depth found in higher quality brews. Certainly a beer to keep on hand for an "anytime" beer.

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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Saranac Pale Ale from Matt Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 1,184 ratings.