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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!

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3.5
Leighton (22773) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2010
Bottle. Pours clear copper with a thin, white head. Aroma holds some mellow maltiness and light fruitiness. Flavor starts sweet, bready, then gives way to an earthy, bitter finish. Medium in body and well carbonated. A pretty strong example overall; definitely sessionable.

2.9
checkmatei1 (783) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2010
Bottle: Poured an orange amber with a thick white head. The aroma was sweet malts and slight hops. The flavor was smooth, some hops, sweet malts. Overall, an easy drinker...not much character.

3.7
nuplastikk (6511) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2010
12oz bottle. Filtered orange-amber color. Frothy head. A creamy, hop centered Pale Ale, sort of Saranac’s rendition of a West Coast Pale Ale. Mellow orange in the aroma. Creamy malt body and sturdy hop backbone, this is sort of like an amped up version of their regular pale ale. Same fruity Saranac house yeast. Differs from it’s West Coast peers in that it also has a spicy noble hop thing going on. A pretty good beer, perfect full flavored session ale.

2.5
Uglyradio (790) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2010
Copper pour with a lasting head...Mild hop aroma...Tiny bit of hops in the flavor and then nothing...A bit watery...Weak for a pale ale...

2.8
Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2010
Bottle. Pours an amber body with a mostly white head. Malty body hardly hops something faint like earth but a more toast y nutty feel to it like an amber, but its not even good for an amber. Well with no surprise.

2.2
basspro76 (426) - New York, USA - FEB 25, 2010
Drank from a pint glass poured out of a bottle from the Saranac winter mix pack. Tastes a little to dry with not enough of a malt flavor for me. An uninspiring beer.

3
bbrock81 (317) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - FEB 18, 2010
Pours a nice amber with very little white head. Aroma is lightly malty, mostly citrusy hops, but a bit watered down at the same time. Flavor is all on the hops, but again watery and pretty weak. Finishes with a mild hop bitterness. Palate is watery with very fine, but sparse, carbonation. No real complexity at all, just a light, hop-dominated, watery beer.

3.4
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2010
12oz - Aroma of pale malts and citrus hops. Flavor is wet sour malts, straw and sticky hops, but not the typical C-hops I would expect. Palate is tart. It’s a pale ale...

3.3
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2010
Bottle. Aroma of light caramel, light toast, light hops, maybe vaguely floral, maybe a touch of metal. Flavor again pretty meek for me, just a bit of malty goodness and a bit of hops. I enjoyed drinking it, but I can’t say it was exciting.

3.6
LilBeerDoctor (4229) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear orange with a thick white head. Aroma of biscusity, bready malts, floral hops. Flavor of the same bready, toasted malts with some light hop oils. Solid pale ale actually, props to Saranac. Very tasty and drinkable! 7/4/7/4/14 [3.6/5]


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