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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!


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ben4321 (3765) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2012
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 4/20/12

Aroma: This one has a sweet malty aroma, some light citrus, and a little bit of earth
Appearance: It pours a mostly clear reddish-orange color with a small head and light lace
Flavor: The flavor of this one is medium sweet and fairly malty, with an earthy hop presence
Palate: The body is light-medium, with a slightly sticky feel, and too much carbonation
Overall Impression: I wasn’t impressed by this one. The nose and the flavor are fine, I guess, but nothing special. It is drinkable, but again, not particularly exciting.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
redpooba (396) - New York, USA - FEB 20, 2012
There is nothing distinctive or aspiring about this ale unlike the animal it’s named after.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2012
slight smoky aroma, sweet with a citrus hoppy finish not real strong though from a winter sampler 12 pack that is near its end

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
weihenweizen (1609) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Refrigerated bottle poured into a shaker. Pours clear amber with finger head that dissapates. Fairly good small lacing, medium body, lightly carbonated, and grassy hop aroma. Taste is caramel malt and grassy hops. No need to repeat.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Braudog (5578) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2012
Bottle. Bronze color, quite still, with a thin cauldron of foam on top. The aroma is pretty unremarkable ... the beer evokes the essence of ... well, beer. This drinks with a mellow caramel nuttiness and has a bit of a musty, woody finish. Not bad, but I think I would’ve just named it Moose Ale. (#4469, 2/6/2012)

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dacrza (486) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Occasion: unwinding from aLong Island QB tourney... Glassware: K’s Tavern pint... Appearance: monstrous white head that pillows a third of the glass; a semi-opaque tan body that presents suitably... Palate: mellow, almost medium-bodied mouthfeel that belies its hop wallop; warms the mouth with a late burst... Taste: crisp, fresh pine that pricks at the teeth and a malty finish that holds the beer in place--nice! Overall: this beer works by combining a sensible balance and some stronger elements distinct to the genre...enjoyable...

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Heathen (1458) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 27, 2012
THOUGHTS: Not very good. Definitely not very wintery either. Decent balance, but somehow just off. It almost seed slightly skunked. Not a strong hop aroma at all and an almost too intense hop flavor. Whoever wrote the label description might be dyslexic. It did get a little better when it warmed, but it had to get quite warm. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a flat, clear amber or copper with a large, off-white head that kept a decent sheet and left fair lacing. The aroma had moderate caramel; slight tea; a hint of chocolate; moderate grassy, earthy, spruce and resin hops; slight citrus hops and even lighter pine hops; toffee and cardboard. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and slightly bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet and bitter with an average to short duration. There was caramel, sugar water, pine, spruce resin, and metallic hops, citrus rind, watery lemon aid and tea.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brewbie (453) - New York, USA - JAN 27, 2012
12 oz bottle. clear golden color, full white head. nice hop aroma. hops, with a bit of malt sweetness. nice basic pale.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (2948) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2012
From a bottle poured a light brown color with a small amount of head. Light bitter malty flavor with a lasting aftertaste.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
jgb9348 (4636) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2012
Crisp copper coloured body with a thick dense tan head. Aroma of mild low alpha acid hops, some light old malt and a touch of sugars and medicine - not too nice. Light-bodied; Sharp medicinal flavour with a little hops and a very small amount of hops with very little else - pretty bland. Aftertaste is mild as well with almost nothing going on - not too good. Overall, a pretty awful beer with no good flavours and no complexity. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Oliver’s Beverage in Albany, New York on 18-November-2011 for US$1.19 sampled at home in Washington on 24-January-2012 the day before leaving to go up to the Adirondack Mountains.


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