RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   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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MrBeerFanatic (1076) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2009
Pours medium bubbly bodied amber with a foamy white head. Aromas of floral, little pine, citrus hops, caramel, slight bread and toasty malts. Flavors of light grass, slight caramel, slight pine hops, and slight toffee. Aromas dont flow through to the flavors. Disappointing....

BvilleBronc (85) - Biglerville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2009
backyard acquisition. Not much aroma. Looks nice. Starts out with a taste that intrigues and excites but quickly falls short of the finish line. Have had some good saranacs but sadly this was not one of them

Butters (4062) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Pours a clear copper amber with fading offwhite head. Nose is offputting, like wet dog, with metallic hop. Flavor is a little better, but also very metallic tinny hops. Semi-bitter finish is a bit citrusy. Not really likeing this one too much.

rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2009
Tasted blind. Copper body, thin white head. Nose is some lighter toffee, very little hop. Flavor is some caramels, dark fruits. Bitterness comes out towards the finish overwhelming the malt for a moment but then backing off.

gkost (1069) - Alaska, USA - NOV 13, 2009
Pours orange. Nose is swet malt, grapefruit and pine. Flavor is bitter sticky pine, sweet toffe and caramel and dry pine leaves. Better than expected.

puboflyons (3529) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 12, 2009
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle numbered 2669-0643. The pour is reddish-bronze with limited head but attractive in its own right. Sweet malts ignite the aroma with a chaser of hops close behind. A nicely balanced scent. On the other hand the Cascade hops tend to be the more powerful flavor giving off an appropriate tartiness along with a sweet malty sensation. Generally drinkable.

Itzjerm (3175) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 8, 2009
From 12 oz bottle in pint glass. Very watered down flavor. Head on beer disappears very quick. Bitter, not enjoyable. Good beer to pass up!

tgncc (3144) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Aroma is inoffensive, if a little boring. Caramel, toasted malts on the nose. Not a lot in the way of hops. Amber color, thin white head typical of the style. The flavor is caramel, flowers, grass, toasted malts. Decent, not great. The mouthfeel is thin/medium, lots of carbonation. The finish is resiny hops. Not bad at all, not outstanding.

nick76 (4403) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2009
The aroma is quite citrusy and yeasty with plenty of malt. The appearance is light amber with a large foamy head. The flavor is like the aroma with a bitter finish that lingers. The palate is right for the style. Overall this is a drinkable beer in every respect but nothing outstanding.

rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2009
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into pint glass. There is no freshness date on the bottle but it did come in the new 2009 winter pack so I have a good idea of how fresh it is. Appearance: The body has a beautiful clear amber body with some slow moving carbonation. On top sits a tight thick and creamy light tan head. The head has good retention and cling which makes lots of cool lacing on the glass. Smell: Its nose has a pleasant lemony citrus note coming through with some pale malty sweetness under that. Taste/Palate: Bright citrus hops flash across the palate up front. Just after that nice bready and sweet malty notes sneak in before the hop bitterness and dry yeast flavor sweeps over and fades into the finish. The body has a nice medium body with lively balanced carbonation. Notes: This is a very well made and enjoyable pale ale with very good balance and bright flavors. It is simple, very refreshing and highly drinkable.

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