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Saranac Big Moose Ale | Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

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Saranac Big Moose AleSaranac Big Moose Ale

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Saranac Big Moose Ale is an American Pale Ale with a kick. The medium-bodied malt sweetness is balanced by a nice crisp bitterness from hand selected centennial and cascade hops. Look for a vibrant citrusy hop aroma that will leave you craving another swig!

13.5 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-07-2009

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Ratings: 461 |  Reviews: 206
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3.37/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Caramel orange colored with a low beige head that settles out quickly. Low aroma of toasted malt and citrusy hops. Flavor of orange rind citrusy hops and well-balanced malt. Hops are front and center though, and continue to evolve as it warms. A piney bitterness lingers. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but carbonation tingles.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A nicely colored copper-orange body covered with a nice foamy head. Citrus hops and caramel malt notes in the aroma. Crisp, medium-bodied feel; slightly fizzy. Warm malt flavors, reminding me of honey and biscuits; good complementary hop bitterness.

Another decent if non-exceptional offering from Saranac. Tasty and very drinkable, all things considered.

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2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

Saranac Big Moose Ale from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 461 ratings
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