Big Moose Winter Ale | Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
New York, United States
saranac.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
An American Pale Ale with fresh floral and citrus hop characters to keep the season bright. We’ve improved upon the 2012 recipe to fit with the palettes [sic] of today.
Brewer’s Notes
Style: American Pale Ale
Food Pairings: Grilled lamb, pork tenderloin, spiced foods
Cheese Pairings: Cheddar or Gorgonzola
Malts: 2-Row Pale, UK Pale, Carapils, Caramel Malt
Original Gravity:
Hops: Centennial, Citra, Amarillo
IBU: 45
ABV: 5.7%"

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-07-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,650
Reviews:
209
Ratings:
478
pDev:
15.19%
Bros Score:
3.61
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
41
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 478 |  Reviews: 209
Photo of jzeilinger
3.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark copper colored pour, creamy lacing. Toasted caramel aroma with light citrus notes. Toasted malt throughout, some earthiness, and ends with a moderate piney bitter bite to clear the malt.off the tongue. Light medium body that's a little watery up front.

Glad to have tried it. Wouldn't have it again.

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Photo of alexsergio
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ScottP
3.34/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Toynk
3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chackman151
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jpro
3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a shaped pint glass... Light copper / hazy orange with a light beige head, leaving some considerable patches of lace. Aroma is on the malt side of the spectrum... grainy, doughy biscuit, white pepper and light floral notes. Light caramel malt leads to a crisp, citrus hop bite - nothing crazy, but good. Feels creamy and medium bodied, but still crisp and refreshing. Overall, not a bad beer - glad to give it a try.

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Photo of Coopaloop2112
3.27/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tmcquaid
3.57/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fitzy01
3.42/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ajdemma
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brendanjames
3.83/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of YoungMtn52
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Complex flavors that ends with kind of a sour finish...OK but wouldn't buy again....part of a seasonal variety pack where half of the brews are pretty sub-standard...usually like this brewer but not impressed....

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Photo of robebo44
3.42/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlexanderS
2.74/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of deansellers
3.89/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of billybob
3.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

pours a cloudy amber short head but very good lace cover that holds very well. a good average pale ale light body and good carbonation.

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Photo of redbarnbikes
3.79/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zach_Fehrman
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of digitalflood
3.73/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.39/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zylod
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of q33jeff
2.14/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

**
12/31/12:
bottle to pint glass.
Aroma is rye, fruit, apple.
Look is light brown, clear.
Taste is slightly bitter, stale, rye.
Thin mouthfeel.

Nothing Special.
**

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Photo of Magister_Beav
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of connecticutpoet
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FreshButterbeer
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Big Moose Winter Ale from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 478 ratings