Syracuse Pale Ale | Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.

Syracuse Pale AleSyracuse Pale Ale
BA SCORE
22.3%
Liked This Beer
3.38 w/ 211 ratings
Syracuse Pale AleSyracuse Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
New York, United States
middleagesbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by OldFrothingSlosh on 10-30-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,431
Reviews:
89
Ratings:
211
Liked:
47
Avg:
3.38/5
pDev:
17.16%
Alströms:
3.6
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
36
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 211 |  Reviews: 89
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5/5  rDev +47.9%

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5/5  rDev +47.9%

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5/5  rDev +47.9%

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4.98/5  rDev +47.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

Photo of logicalparadox
4.22/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Truly a pleasant surprise! Wasn't expecting to enjoy this one as much as I did.

Pours a deep golden hue, with a fuzzy kind of haze that yet retains clarity. Beautiful head rolls upward as I pour and sticks around for a bit, dissipating into a nice crown with dregs of lacing sticking to the side. Impressive for the style.

The aromas are all sweet and malty, but crisp. Sweet bread and grain, with some something pretty... a little off-floral, without being identifiable. Yeast and rising bread.

The taste follows the nose, with cracker, fresh-baked doughy bread, yeasty goodness, and some mild fruity and flowery notes to round things out. Bitterness is present in the very back of this picture, just barely being present enough to support the rest of this composition. Sweet on the front, with some subtle bitterness in the middle, and a long sweet, bready finish. Just when you think the ensemble is all sweet, a mild but noticable bitter punch hits you in the very back of your throat, as if to say "notice me; there's more to me than just that".

Mouthfeel is medium, a little on the lighter side, very much like a lager or a pilsner, yet with some extra tooth added by the creaminess of a robust carbonation. Smooth; so very smooth.

Overall, I'm loving this brew. My final opinion can be summed up quite succinctly: MMmmm, Beer! If there were such a thing as a generic, but quintessential beer, at least toward the American experience, this would be it. The style taken to its proper place.

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4.2/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy fierry orange color. A slight ivory white head settles into a very thin film and retains from there on out. Seems like a sweet fruitiness on the nose. Melons. Passion fruit sort of thing. This is not a bitter tasting PA, but very tasty nonetheless. I really like the flavor profile I'm getting from the Ringwood. The fruit tones are distinctive. The maltiness complex. And the hoppiness is present, but it shares the limelight in this PA. Passion fruit and melons come to mind again on the palate. A sugary sweet accent as well....brown sugar like. Body is a notch up from medium. Not your typical pale ale, but very tasty.

Thanks to Davo for sharing this medieval beauty.

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4.19/5  rDev +24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Was able to try this brew on cask last evening. It was pulled to an orange/copper color with a fair sized head that had pretty good retention and leaves a nice amount of lacing. The aroma seems to be mostly hops but you can pick up hints of a buttery scent. Over all it is a good aromatic brew. The taste has a definite floral hop taste but I am also able to pick up a nice malt flavor that really is a nice accent. Also can notice an aftertaste that reminds me more of fruit, than hops? Over all it was a real nice offering. Would get this brew again. Will have to grab some in bottles for a evening.

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Photo of allergictomacros
4.15/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Solid cap of white head on this clear gold ale. Nose is sweet, clean malt and a light citrus hop. Light graininess and slight chalkiness. Clean refreshing flavour. Well balanced between malt and hops, hints of lemon and mild finishing bitterness. Smooth bodied and moderately carbonated, this is an easy drinking, refreshing brew. Should appeal to BAs and the masses alike.

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4.12/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

I love the local reviews. Syracuse Pale Ale for this fine October evening

A- As orange as the orangemen. There is a thick head of foam that quickly disappears leaving fair white lacing on the side. Very clear though

S- the famous MA patented ringwood yeast shines through. There is some delicious tangerine tones that reach through as well. The malt is definitely present as well

T- I love this. Middle Ages just makes an enjoyable brew. The buttery yeast presence is topped off with a tasty fruity theme. The flavor is fantastic. The end of the taste is completely bitter and that literally completes the brew

M- a little too carbonated for me. Flavor is pretty good

D- SPA is totally drinkable. I highly recommend trying this brew. A real depiction of an English Pale Ale as crafted by some fine people in syracuse, ny

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4.1/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of the staple beers in my fridge - rarely is there a time when there aren't a few bottles of this kicking around in there. If there aren't, it's because I went to the brewery and they had MacGregor's Ale (similar, but single varietal hopped with Centennial - mmmm!) for growler fills.

Bright amber, an offwhite head that lasts for a little while, and a nose of hop flowers, sweet malt, and a hint of diacetyl (hey, it's a Ringwood yeast brew...) that works in tying it together.

Ahh, the balance. Hoppy (bitter and flavor) but not overly so, a firm yet slightly caramelly, fruity maltiness, a diacetyl hit mid-sip that plays off the hops and rounds out the flavor profile, with whiffs of alcohol and grain as the sip finishes, leaving a dry, slightly bitter green apple and butterscotchy finish. Ever so quaffable.

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4.1/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The aromas of musty woodsy ringwood yeast and piney floral hops start off this beer. The flavor right off the bat is a nice balanced malt with a slight background of hops. The malt is slightly toasty, and not too sweet. Almost Italian bread-ish. The mouth feel is light and very easy to drink. Not too much carbonation, barely any actually. Which makes me think of a cask ale. very nice. I have become a fan of this beer. When I first had it a long time ago, I swore I would never drink it again. I am definitely a changed man.

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4.1/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden copper color with 3 fingers of white head and tons of bubbling.

S: Malt up front with some minor fruit notes in the background.

T: Tastes very light with malt dominating. The fruit is there at the end with a subtle hop finish.

M: Very crisp and refreshing.

D: Great everyday beer. Like all Middle Ages products this taste more like an English pale with American accents. Great beer to enable me to drink local.

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4.08/5  rDev +20.7%

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4.07/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear orange color with a 1/2 inch head. The head lasted through half the drink. The aroma had floral, orange, and malt tones. The flavor was nicely balanced. The malt was slighlty sweeter than in other pale ales and there was a decent hop bitterness. Orange was also detectable by the tongue.

The mouthfeel was smooth and carbonation levels were lighter than expected. This is a medium bodied beer, and I found this to be quite drinkable. A decent session beer and a good offering in the pale ale arena.

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4.02/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright orange with moderate carbonation and a bubbly white head that goes away pretty quickly. Mild hop aroma, yeasty fruits (apples, appricots, oranges), and that distinctive Ringwood diacetyl. Juicy peaches and orange peels ride atop a persistent butteriness. Although this isn't what I necessarily expect from a pale ale, this really wasn't bad and actually worked quite well with the vegan mac-n-"cheese" casserole I had for dinner. Super drinkability. Went over well with dinner guests, too. I'll definitely buy this again as a session beer.

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4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear orange amber with some wispy white lace that is retained
Aromas of sweet floral hops, some darker malt and fruit.
Flavor is smooth with a crisp malty and biscuity taste. Bread and butter aroma notes come to mind.
Mouthfeel starts with a malt sweetness and then shifts to a bitterness with some citrus notes.
Drinkability is very pleasing, nice solid beer from a great NY brewer.
Thanks to PPoitras for the Middle Ages sampler.

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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Syracuse Pale Ale from Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
Beer rating: 22.3% out of 100 with 211 ratings
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