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

Syracuse Pale AleSyracuse Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.38/5
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:
#41,818
Reviews:
89
Ratings:
211
pDev:
17.16%
Bros Score:
3.6
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
36
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 211 |  Reviews: 89
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3.71/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a dark gold color, with a short foamy white head that fades slowly and leaves a very thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, citrus, honey and some hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with a hearty malt character up front. Then some sweetness comes in from flavors of caramel, honey and citrus. The hops presence is strong but not over-powering and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style even though it seems to lean more toward the English Pale Ale style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

When in Syracuse, buy a like named beer!

Pours clear gold with a one finger white head that dropped to a cover but left some lace.

Floral hop nose with a slight soapy presence...no it wasn't the glassware.

Taste was similar with some floral hops up front, slight bitterness through the middle and a clean, somewhat dry finish.

Mouthfeel was on the thin side with a buttery presence. Mellow carbonation was a bit prickly on the tongue.

Nice session brew at 5%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A - Pale straw color, almost transparent, but still slightly cloudy. One finger of white head which quickly dissipated to a thin layer. Very little lacing.

S - Pine hops and wheat malts; some spice as well. Slightly sweet smelling, focusing on a dominant malt profile: wheat grain, butter, and sugar.

T - Light and bright initially, followed by a strong wave of back-of-the-throat malts, including caramel, butter, and a bit of a liquorice flavor. Hops are fairly mild, showing pine. Some earthy woodiness. Interesting flavor profile, but not my cup of tea (beer). Taste follows aroma pretty closely.

M - Extremely light and lager-ish. Makes for a quick drink, which is good for this style. Very little oily hop residue, little carbonation sting, no sense of alcohol (of which there shouldn't be, at 5.0%).

O - This seems like an experimental flavor, with some pine hops and a huge malt character, all in a light-bodied ale. It's not a bad beer, but I wouldn't dream of making it my everyday ale.

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.27/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a mild golden color with a frothy white head into my glass. Not sure how I missed out on this one but glad I finally picked it up.

Sweet with buttery malt and some pine from the hops in the nose. Clean. Simple. But refreshing? Time to figure it out.

Ditto on the taste. Sweet, buttery malt with not much else. Resembles an English IPA more than an American IPA.

Lingering sweet, buttery malt dominates the finish. Very clean otherwise.

Middle-of-the road but still manages to quench the thirst.

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

Syracuse Pale Ale from Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.38 out of 5 with 211 ratings
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