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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!


2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
rader58 (791) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 26, 2009
Pours a clear honey color. Aroma of yeast and grain. Taste is slightly bitter with a strong grain and yeast. Not that good.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
LinusStick (2887) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Blah. A very sub par APA. Aroma was pretty weak. Stale hops with a grassy character. Pour was a medium gold with a one finger off white head. Taste was very weak and boring. Bready and stale with a slight hop spiciness in the aftertaste. A weak caramel malt backbone comes in and out. Medium carbonation. Blah

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
KYChemist (5) - Louisville, USA - DEC 21, 2009 does not count
A mildly hoppy beer. It does not overwhelm the palate---not complex in flavor. A good beer after working outside nin the cold---accompaning a warm lunch.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2012
This beer looked great, nice packaging good pour. Reddish copper color. But the flavor was musty, almost reminded me of sweat. Thankfully this was not my beer and I only had a few sips. Skip this one.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2012
bought a 6 pack for the fridge. light orange copper color. aroma is piney with mixed citrus. taste is citrus with medium hop bitter and some nutty sweet malt. Decently refreshing and went well with some homemade pizza.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
mike67 (830) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2012
12 oz bottle from a verity pack. Pours light amber with a short-lived white head. Aroma is of bready and caramel malt, hints of citrusy hops and ripe fruit. Body is full and crisp. Taste is citusy, herbal hops, some shellfish and something else. Finish is long and unpleasant. Nice drain pour.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
robgibbens (417) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Amber color with a nice short white head. Some lacing is present. The aroma is like fresh pine needles. Sweet flavor with a light to medium body. I get a little pine cleaner in the back of the throat. Weird flavor, but clean finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
cheap (4205) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Looks like a pale lager, perhaps just a tad darker. Big foamy nearly yellow head that fades within a minute or 2. Smell is quite floral hoppy, like a big IPA. First taste is on IPA style, but this is a pale ale? Too strong for my girlie lager loving tste buds. For the amount of hop bitterness, it certainly does have some decent co2. Long bitter medicinal IPA finsh. Old dependable saranac, she has come a long way. I’m quite surprized this is not rated higher, considering how much on style it is for an IPA.

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.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2010
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


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