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RATINGS: 908   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aggie80 (790) - Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2002
Okay, but pretty mild, not much flavor at all. nice creamy head and good lace.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LordNeuf (136) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 23, 2002
A good pale ale. Very nice body with a mild hoppy flavor. Clean finish. Good head and color.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (6212) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2003 Mildy impressed for an inexpensive American Pale Ale. Aroma a bit skunky but does not have that bitter aftertaste that many pales have. Nice thick creamy head and good dark amber color.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2002
not a half bad american pale ale, adequate hops and malt flavor

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2002
This beer poured an amber color and formed a nice white head that left a little lace. An aroma of hops and malt. A flavor of hops, malt and slight bit of chocolate. Not a bad pale ale, but I will probably stick with buying Columbus Brewing’s.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ClarkVV (4215) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2002
this has a nice body and some clean hop taste. is good for the price. Not too complex though, i dont think sarnac has mastered the EPA yet. . .

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
Yawning fruit and belching coriander…I don’t feel that good…

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12113) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2002
Beautiful pour leaves you with a generous white head atop a copper body. Saranac does itself credit with the beer itself as well -- pleasant British hop aroma translates well into the flavor, with a solid malt underpinning in support. Clean finish. All told, a solid British-style pale ale.

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.


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