RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 3, 2010
Golden colour with just a touch of red. Small head. Lots of sweet hops on the nose, with some parsley and forest moss. Hops immediately in the mouth and they burst with life but fall flat by the end of the palate. There is a sugary background blended with a copper metalic taste. Beer is a light mouth feel with good carbonation levels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kramer (6293) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark gold body with a one finger frothy off-white head that left some sticky lacing. Pretty nice resiny and citrus hop aroma with minimal malt. The flavor is a bit harshly bitter for an APA. Just a little bit of hop flavor, its mostly bitterness. Light pale maltiness and a little bit of a lingering soapy note. Medium bodied with fizzy prickly carbonation. Dont care for this one too much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkBarnes (411) - Waterville, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Dec. 27, 2009; 12 oz. bottle (fr. sampler 12-pack). Lovely dark amber pour; sustained head; malty aroma; sour citrus hops are nicely balanced by the candy-sweetness of the malt. The trademark Saranac harshness has, happily, been rounded-off in what may be one of this brewerys better efforts. Would love to see this specialty brew promoted to a regular offering.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2009
Bottle: Thanks JoeMcPhee! Deep copper/orange pour with good clarity and an off white film of head. Buttery, stale maltose aroma with subdued citrusy hops. Thin bodied and over carbonated. Fairly dry, though with a light grainy note. Over-attenuated and papery. Prickly with faded hop character. Fizzy and restrained.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - DEC 24, 2009
Golden pour with a tiny head. Aroma is a bit toasted and grassy. Flavor is mild, a bit hoppy and grassy. Meh

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeymacaroni (309) - Wagontown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2009
pours a buttery straw-gold with a thin white head. nose of sweet, spicy hops, pine, caramel, vanilla. flavor is spicy piney hops. sweet maltiness, honey, caramel, toast. finish is long and lightly bitter. dry. much better room temperature.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (8511) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Floraly hop aroma with some light crackery malts. The flavor is balanced with some crisp floral hops and light pale malts. Medium bitter finish. Pretty good.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (13580) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2009
12oz bottle. Small beige head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, peach, grapefruit, some bread, light caramel. Taste is medium sweet, pine, grapefruit, light caramel/bread, peach. Light metallic in the finish. Light-medium body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmulv (336) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2009
A pretty hoppy brew from Saranac. Tastes like its been aggressively hopped, fairly bitter, nice amount of malts to even out the flavor, medium body. Great to stay warm on a bitter upstate NY night.

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