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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

1,088 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,088
Reviews: 613
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 13.74%
Wants: 4
Gots: 32 | 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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Dirty_Island

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12.3%

05-23-2014 02:33:52 | More by Dirty_Island
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rw1992

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

05-12-2014 03:25:31 | More by rw1992
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sanzenapocalypz

Virginia

3.41/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2014 01:26:20 | More by sanzenapocalypz
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

05-11-2014 18:55:12 | More by Georgiabeer
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WiserBud

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

05-08-2014 01:43:25 | More by WiserBud
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citylifelover

New York

4/5  rDev +17%

05-06-2014 01:12:53 | More by citylifelover
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brewtalthrone

Ohio

3/5  rDev -12.3%

05-05-2014 07:47:49 | More by brewtalthrone
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Nachtkrieger

New York

3.25/5  rDev -5%

05-05-2014 02:11:01 | More by Nachtkrieger
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MrBoh

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -5%

05-04-2014 19:30:47 | More by MrBoh
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wisegreensoul

New York

3/5  rDev -12.3%

05-01-2014 15:12:21 | More by wisegreensoul
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

04-30-2014 02:09:37 | More by Durandal_777
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JOldewurtel

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

04-23-2014 19:42:06 | More by JOldewurtel
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BAsbill

California

3.25/5  rDev -5%

04-17-2014 22:36:13 | More by BAsbill
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

04-17-2014 20:55:28 | More by SkinniePost
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AMCimpi

New York

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

04-17-2014 18:03:54 | More by AMCimpi
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wafers

New York

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

04-16-2014 18:33:38 | More by wafers
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DrStiffington

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +17%

04-14-2014 01:21:43 | More by DrStiffington
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utopiajane

New York

3.86/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a fantastic orange amber with a lusterous shine and thin head of off white foam that fell pretty fast. Nose is bright with floral hops. Beautiful sweetness that does not get too fruity but just hints at fruit. A balanced herbal scent that suggests grass and hay. A malty sweetness that is grainy and a bit husky. There is a touch of mild soap on the nose but nothing egregious. Taste is lovely. Bitter. Hop forward without being too hop important. A nice biscuity malt with enough sweetness to rock those hops into submission. And a pungent little herbal to really quaff! OH!

Finishes wonderfully and balanced well although slanted a bit toward hops. No presumption in this one just a slightly bitter tonic that growls a bit.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 16:01:57 | More by utopiajane
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klesniew

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

04-11-2014 23:27:09 | More by klesniew
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WillWillows

Ohio

4/5  rDev +17%

04-11-2014 23:11:33 | More by WillWillows
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Mikexw

New York

3/5  rDev -12.3%

04-08-2014 19:33:18 | More by Mikexw
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ACarp

New York

3.25/5  rDev -5%

04-07-2014 21:22:10 | More by ACarp
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mooseisloose

Florida

3/5  rDev -12.3%

04-06-2014 01:34:17 | More by mooseisloose
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

3.71/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks, Jacob, for the bottle!

It pours a deep golden colour with a very firm 1" head of foam that leaves excellent lacing behind.

The smell is on the sweetish side with just a bit of some bitterness noticeable to my nose.

The taste does a good job of representing an EPA. Nice sweetish notes from the malt...not earthy nor grainy, just a pleasant sweetness. The hops show up mostly in the finish where it gets a tad bitter but overall, a very enjoyable brewski.

On the light end of medium bodied, good carbonation, this is a well brewed beer. I like.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 23:45:21 | More by Bitterbill
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BucBasil

South Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked this one up at a restaurant in my neighborhood in Shanghai China.

A: Poured from the 330mL bottle into a standard pint glass. The beer is a bright amber color that is clear. Head was off-white and reached a finger and a half and then fizzled out to a layer of foam.

S: Biscuity malt and some toasted grain and caramel in the malt zone. Has a nice bright fruity hop aroma as well. Nicely balanced.

T: Solid floral and spicy hop taste with toast and caramel backing everything up. Great balance throughout. Great drinkability - not crazy but also not boring.

Overall: Good bar drink - won't get in the way of a good conversation but tasty enough to keep you wanting more. I'd pick this up again (or 2 or 3) for sure.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2014 11:12:27 | More by BucBasil
Saranac Pale Ale from Matt Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 1,088 ratings.