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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
samsmith33 (772) - - DEC 31, 2012
Ar:Rye, fruit-Apple. Ap: light brown. Ta: slightly bitter, stale. Rye. Thin mouthfeel. A decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (5633) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle. Citrus and pine in the nose, not a lot of weight but the fruit is nice, clear Cascade-Centennial mix. Dulled clear golden leaning to orange body with a short off-white head. Taste strongly bitter, a little rubbery with some mild resin but there’s some yeasty bread, too, which is quite nice. Earthy and pine notes, a little scratchy, fruit is subdued, malt is thinnish and one-dimensional. Medium body on the whole and a decent go.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slimcane (11) - Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Big hop flavor and hoppy finish. Other flavors seem muted by the hop flavor. Not a bad beer. It just isn’t my taste in beers.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
sjohnny (521) - - DEC 29, 2012
Very hoppy grapefruit aroma. Pours a red gold with a white thin head. Pine-sol. Thin, lame, harsh, mop water.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerFanDan17 (1084) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Crispy and slightly citrusy ale. Unique hoppy notes with some sour fruit hints in the palate. Pours golden. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joealpizar (23) - - DEC 23, 2012
Great beer for the winter time. Taste is mild bit not to mild. Light brown mildly cloudy. Suggest to people you are just getting into seasonal ales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scarletfire65 (1336) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle from Winter Variety pack. Aroma is citrusy cascade hops. Medium bodied, reasonably flavorful, dry bitter finish. Slightly astringent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MercyDevice (365) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Orange-gold body, with a full head. Has citrus, pine, and spice notes, with medium hop bite. I was expecting something a bit more flavorful but it’s not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (3435) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium, well retained, ivory head, with some lacing, over a clear pale amber (SRM 10) body....nose is pine, citrus tending toward orange, toffee/caramel....taste is toffee/caramel, leading to pine, citrus bitterness which lingers.....mouth feel medium, carbonation medium. This is a reasonably balanced APA. It is not as heavily hopped as many in the style which makes it a bit more "English"j except that all the hops used are American. BJCP 7/3/13/4/6

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - DEC 10, 2012
12oz bottle. Pale orange color, white head. Aroma of hops. Loads of citrus hops aromas, dry-hopped on top of a musty smelling malt backbone. Sharp hop bitterness, pine resin bite. Finishes with the grassy hop character of my dad’s beer. (3546)

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