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RATINGS: 900   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!


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JUL 4, 2002
Nice copper appearance and more hoppy than I really expected. I would love to try the IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2002
best of the sampler (and only ale). color is right in between American and English pale ale colors - dark golden. this actually has a nice body -medium. very little head. malt and hop are fairly well balanced; they fight it out on your tongue at the end and the hops wins out by the judges vote. not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 28, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2004 Clear orange with almost no head. Light grassy hops and light fruits in the nose, starts slightly bitter, and ends slightly sweet. Light bodied with a thin ending.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pilsnerrogge (2537) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2002
Nice, spicy hoppiness in this one!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 17, 2002
I get these when i’m kinda broke but still want a decent beer. could be a little hoppier for my tastes.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUN 16, 2002
Had a few bottles of this after I took the kids swimming. This brew pours a sparkling copper. The generous off-white creamy head has good lacing and is fully lasting. The nose is perfume, resin, and cheese. The flowery flavor is fairly well balanced with a warm spiciness, but tastes a little soapy for my liking. The finish is long and bitter. The medium body is creamy/dry and lively with a finish that feels somewhat alcoholic, and somewhat astringent. None of the beers in my Saranac Trail Mix Sampler sixer tasted fresh, and this one followed suit. In the world of English Pales, this one falls short.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ludi (32) - Reston, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2002
It hasn’t altered my perception of life but it is an especially drinkable palate-pleaser.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2002
Nice copper color. Reminds me of a hoppy version of Bass Ale. However, the hops are not overpowering which gives it a balanced flavor. I am a newcomer to Matt Brewing’s offerings but am very impressed so far.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2002
The fuggles and goldings are easily noticed in this hoppy pale ale. It’s decent for its style. Perhaps not as thick and malty as some. Saranac often brews up less-aggressive, more mainstream beers from each style.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2002
Very average pale ale, english in style with muted hop flavor. I m not a huge fan of this brewery, and this is probably one of their better beers.


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