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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   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 (21231) - 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.

3.3
MiP (15667) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2010
Bottle. Mild piney hop aroma. Almost clear dark amber colour. OK stable tan head. The flavour has the same mild piney hopness as the aroma, slightly caramelly. Hint of grain in the finish, but OK.

3
bhensonb (15187) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Bottle from a multipak from the Folsom BevMo. Purs copper with a slight white head. Aroma suggests a touch of sulphur. Near med body. It’s floral over caramel. Maybe a touch of citrus. Pleasant, not really bland, but hardly exciting. It does seem bitter - so a plus for that.

3.1
Ratman197 (14822) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2010
Bottle poured a clear amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, pine and light citrus. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, light pine and a hint of citrus with a smooth dry moderatly bitter finish.

3.4
Tmoney99 (14455) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Bottle. Poured a clear copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate citrus hop and malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.

2.6
argo0 (14127) - 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.

2.8
Drake (13724) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 4, 2009
12 ounce bottle from the winter sampler. Pours a clear amber color with a moderate head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of leafy and slightly herbal hops with a nutty maltiness. Taste is bitter herbal and spicy hops. Medium bodied. Decent and fairly bland.

2.6
hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2014
12oz bottle. Poured an amber color with an off white head. Aromas of floral hops and toasty. Tastes of the same with some citrus and caramel. Thinner and somewhat watery body.

2.9
j12601 (11571) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a medium sized white head. Sweet on the nose, toasted caramel and toffee, somewhat papery. Medium bodied, soft toffee and sweetness. Toasty into the finish moving to a soft bitterness. Not terrible, not memorable.

2.9
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: May 08, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: clear gold, wispy white head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: floral hop aroma with a touch of citrus
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, plenty of bitterness, touch of caramel, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4


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