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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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2.4
jefcon (1935) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Cereal nose and a mild palate. Not unpleasant, but rather boring profile of oats, lemon and bitter pine. Very little on the finish.

2.4
Mschuier (14) - - FEB 14, 2013
Bottle Not a bad beer. Good head slightly dark color with caramel taste. Beer is slightly hoppy an not bitter. Has distinct caramel and floral flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
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

2.3
Ed5388 (3488) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a fluffy white head. Aroma is a mix of floral hops and malt. Taste starts out with floral hops, then the malt blends in with a slightly bitter finish.

2.3
UncleKorm (1337) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle poured a clear amber w/ a frothy medium off-white head and decent lacing. Mild aroma of biscuits and oranges. Initial flavor is a faint sweet w/ a big bitter finish of moderate duration. Tastes are lemon citrus. lemon rind, and pine. The lemon dominates the other flavors. This is not a sweet lemon aid flavor it is more like taking a bite of a lemon whole. The beer just doesn’t have the backbone to support it. Medium bodied, average carbonation, and a pleasant mouthfeel.

2.3
tnkw01 (1854) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle. Was not impressed. Color was a deep gold. Some, but not great head. Taste was weak, straw, not much hops. Aroma was watery and hay like.

2.2
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!

2.2
Palidor19 (3194) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2009
this is not much to this beer, while its got a decent look and pour, the flavor is thin an d bland. there is some piny hops,there is no malts to complement it.

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.

2.2
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 27, 2012
THOUGHTS: Not very good. Definitely not very wintery either. Decent balance, but somehow just off. It almost seed slightly skunked. Not a strong hop aroma at all and an almost too intense hop flavor. Whoever wrote the label description might be dyslexic. It did get a little better when it warmed, but it had to get quite warm. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a flat, clear amber or copper with a large, off-white head that kept a decent sheet and left fair lacing. The aroma had moderate caramel; slight tea; a hint of chocolate; moderate grassy, earthy, spruce and resin hops; slight citrus hops and even lighter pine hops; toffee and cardboard. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and slightly bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet and bitter with an average to short duration. There was caramel, sugar water, pine, spruce resin, and metallic hops, citrus rind, watery lemon aid and tea.


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