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RATINGS: 896   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Saranac Pale Ale is a classic English Pale Ale brewed with six specialty malts and aggressively-hopped with hand-selected English Kent Goldings & Fruggles hops. Look for a rich fruity hop bouquet. A copper amber color and a smooth, full-flavored taste with a crisp finish that only comes from a genuine top fermented ale. Enjoy!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bstaff88 (8) - Cumberland, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2014 does not count
12oz bottle pours a 1-2 finger white head. Clear amber/copper color some carbonation visible. You can smell the hops as soon as you pour it into the glass. Aroma of Floral hops, with toasted malt, Caramel and something almost biscuit like. Taste is sweeter than I expected with caramel up front then the citrus gentle hop bite. Finishes clean maybe a bit dry. Very drinkable beer that doesn’t overwhelm you with hops I believe that’s why many people leave negative reviews. Great beer for someone trying to move away from BMC’s and into to "craft" beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gamin (101) - - FEB 5, 2014
Had it on draft at Lovin’ Cup in Rochester. This is incredibly malt forward for (at least the current state of) a pale ale. To go with those malts is an unpleasant, musty aftertaste that really ruins an otherwise passable beer. Not a big fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BucannonXC5 (882) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: 16-oz. glass From: My aunt Jenny Price: N/A for a variety 12-pack Purchased: N/A Consumed: Jan. 16, 2014 Misc.: N/A Poured a caramel amber clear color with 1-to-2 fingers of white head. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Great amount of uneven foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Very good retention. Smelled caramel, honey, wheat, rye, floral hops and cereal. Tasted caramel, citrus hops, pine, floral hips, honey, lime, faint orange, wheat and grass hops. Medium-to-light body. Oily texture. Lively carbonation. Astringent finish. This beer was one of my top-three favorites about seven years ago. Not so anymore, but I will always like this beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
khart0126 (3) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2014 does not count
More than an "okay" beer. Some of these comments are flat silly. This is a nice tasting beer, pours copper and tastes great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (3592) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Bottle from sampler pack. Pours clear amber with rising fizzy off-white head. Aroma is cereal and cracker malts, floral notes, pear, apples, and faint toffee. Flavor is balanced dry malts and light hop bitterness with some light fruit esters and faint toast; dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bricks (606) - Delaware, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Average appearance.. an amber golden brown with good head. Smells of malt, grain with some metallic notes. Bitter, creamy mouthfeel. It tastes muddled... balanced, yet not complex at all... various notes trying to fight for prominence. It’s OK.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
UkrainPubCrawler (105) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2013
A very light (light on flavor) pale ale. Not much flavor or hops. Light amber color and not much aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Bottled from BevMo. Dark mahogany hue. Earthy hopped nose. Distinctive English smelling hops. Earthy and malty up front with a moderate hop flavor to it. Well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beergeek23322 (2340) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2013
6/22/2011. From bottle. Light copper color with a white head. Aromas of malt, grain, fruit. A bit nutty with light citrus and caramel. Not that hoppy and really a bit sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
snoworsummer (2186) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2013
From a bottle. Pours clear amber gold with a thin white head and some lacing. Smells nutty, malty, sweet and like yeast. Doesn’t taste like much, malt, grains, and musk. Light body and low carbonation.

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