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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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!


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - JUN 10, 2014
The body has a beautiful clear amber body with some slow moving carbonation. On top sits a tight thick and creamy light tan head. The head has good retention and cling which makes lots of cool lacing on the glass. Its nose has a pleasant lemony citrus note coming through with some pale malty sweetness under that. Bright citrus hops flash across the palate up front. Just after that nice bready and sweet malty notes sneak in before the hop bitterness and dry yeast flavor sweeps over and fades into the finish. The body has a nice medium body with lively balanced carbonation, This is a very well made and enjoyable pale ale with very good balance and bright flavors. It is simple, very refreshing and highly drinkable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2014
12oz bottle. Poured an amber color with an off white head. Aromas of floral hops and toasty. Tastes of the same with some citrus and caramel. Thinner and somewhat watery body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brouwerij (943) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear gold orange. Aroma is hoppy and floral. Flavor is mild, piney hop, mildly nutty finish. Some balance, but overall very mild. Moderate carbonation, light body, and watery texture. A mild pale ale.

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ausomeawestin (151) - Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2013
pours clear copper and amber with very small white head. aroma of skunk and old wood. tastes of malty milk and some dry and sharp hops. palate is thin.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ROGUE (2127) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 18, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a dark golden amber color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades. Aroma is full of grassy hops and a bready malt backbone. The taste is full of grassy hop bitterness followed by buttery chewy malt. Medium bodied with a good level of carbonation.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tnkw01 (1195) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle. Was not impressed. Color was a deep gold. Some, but not great head. Taste was weak, straw, not much hops. Aroma was watery and hay like.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2493) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2013
November 2009. Bottle from a mix Saranac sampler. Light amber color with a white head. Caramel and sweet aromas. Bland and not very complex. Drinkable, but just not interesting.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
j12601 (7000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a medium sized white head. Sweet on the nose, toasted caramel and toffee, somewhat papery. Medium bodied, soft toffee and sweetness. Toasty into the finish moving to a soft bitterness. Not terrible, not memorable.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
UncleKorm (898) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle poured a clear amber w/ a frothy medium off-white head and decent lacing. Mild aroma of biscuits and oranges. Initial flavor is a faint sweet w/ a big bitter finish of moderate duration. Tastes are lemon citrus. lemon rind, and pine. The lemon dominates the other flavors. This is not a sweet lemon aid flavor it is more like taking a bite of a lemon whole. The beer just doesn’t have the backbone to support it. Medium bodied, average carbonation, and a pleasant mouthfeel.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ed5388 (2237) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a fluffy white head. Aroma is a mix of floral hops and malt. Taste starts out with floral hops, then the malt blends in with a slightly bitter finish.


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