Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours an amber body with a mostly white head. Malty body hardly hops something faint like earth but a more toast y nutty feel to it like an amber, but its not even good for an amber. Well with no surprise.
basspro76 (423) - New York, USA - FEB 25, 2010
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Drank from a pint glass poured out of a bottle from the Saranac winter mix pack. Tastes a little to dry with not enough of a malt flavor for me. An uninspiring beer.
bbrock81 (297) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - FEB 18, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice amber with very little white head. Aroma is lightly malty, mostly citrusy hops, but a bit watered down at the same time. Flavor is all on the hops, but again watery and pretty weak. Finishes with a mild hop bitterness. Palate is watery with very fine, but sparse, carbonation. No real complexity at all, just a light, hop-dominated, watery beer.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz - Aroma of pale malts and citrus hops. Flavor is wet sour malts, straw and sticky hops, but not the typical C-hops I would expect. Palate is tart. Itís a pale ale...
fredandboboflo (1570) - East Setauket, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Aroma of light caramel, light toast, light hops, maybe vaguely floral, maybe a touch of metal. Flavor again pretty meek for me, just a bit of malty goodness and a bit of hops. I enjoyed drinking it, but I canít say it was exciting.
LilBeerDoctor (3204) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear orange with a thick white head. Aroma of biscusity, bready malts, floral hops. Flavor of the same bready, toasted malts with some light hop oils. Solid pale ale actually, props to Saranac. Very tasty and drinkable!
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours an off-white head with some lace and an amber-copper body. Aromas of caramel, grain, a little earthy. Flavor is grain, spicy, caramel, and cardboard. Finish is thin and fading.
redlem (1290) - Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2010
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
As with a large number of large businesses, when you try to deceive the public in marketing, you plagiarize the successful local business. In this case Sarnac uses the moose name to bad effect.
The beer is a very weak example of a pale ale. Weak hops, weak taste, weak aroma just to show weak creativity. Yea its a bad beer
Frothmeister (479) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours amber with a centimeter thick off-white head. Aromas of raisin, lemon candy, dough. The taste is a little thin compared to the nose. Metallic hops, pine, bread, and a little caramel are present.
beastiefan2k (2190) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
What happens when Saranac makes an APA? I think that has been a life long question of beer geeks in the Northeast for a while. Well, first of all its filtered appearance is represented in its filtered flavor. Oh and its a clear amber-orange color. Has a slightly sticky lacing. The beer has this weird burnt malt character, it permeates the aroma and flavor. There are hops, they seem lifeless but here. Its like, well I canít tell because of this weird burnt character. Its basically what I would expect for Saranac and an APA in one.
12oz bottle in a Darkness tulip glass.