1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Saranac Pale Ale - Matt Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Saranac Pale AleSaranac Pale Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.

1,199 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,199
Reviews: 622
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 13.45%
Wants: 5
Gots: 84 | 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
View: Beers (94) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Saranac Pale Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,199 | Reviews: 622 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Tarheel219
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of HipCzech
3.4/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of ccapurso
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of mhuber
4.75/5  rDev +38.9%

Pours clear, amber color with a slight head. Mild lacing. An earthy aroma and flavor, quite bitter. An excellent brew!

Photo of david18
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of knicks19947
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Jeff_ODell
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of delta490
3.71/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured out a beautiful, almost clear, amber. A thick creamy white head settles down and retains well. There is some sticky lacing left behind. The aroma is mild and has just hints of the crystal malt sweetness and a little pine hops. The taste is more malt forward, with befitting its English-style, and the hops play a complimentary role. It grew on me as it warmed. The body has a nice thickness but just a little too much carbonation. This is good and with a little tweaking could be a great English Pale Ale.

Photo of thatbeer_dude
4.12/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of Bustersuess
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of BBS323
3.24/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of coopdog1000
3.76/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of bluehende
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Alexlovesbeer
4.56/5  rDev +33.3%

Photo of clarkley
3.52/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of booga73
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of speedball33
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of chuckmt
3.52/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Jetfan247
3.52/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Mattias
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Fsvensson75
3.16/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Flounder57
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.

Photo of tbeckett
3.3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of jaswilson2
2.96/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of mkirkland80
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Saranac Pale Ale from Matt Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 1,199 ratings.