Saranac Pale Ale - Matt Brewing Company
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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
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
Saranac Pale Ale from Matt Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 1,091 ratings.