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38
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Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 917   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Saranac Pale Ale is a classic English Pale Ale brewed with six specialty malts and aggressively-hopped with hand-selected English Kent Goldings & Fruggles hops. Look for a rich fruity hop bouquet. A copper amber color and a smooth, full-flavored taste with a crisp finish that only comes from a genuine top fermented ale. Enjoy!

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2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (23968) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle. Clear amber color, medium white head. Aroma of subtle caramel. Taste is light caramel.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
slowrunner77 (11600) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 2, 2015
bottle - spicy and fruity hop nose is light but pleasant. Feel and flavor fall a little flat. Im not a fan of English style pales generally and on top of that, this is an average one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (6863) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2015
35cl Bottle from drankgigant.nl., as Our Pale Ale. Slightly hazy copper/amber colour, off-white head. Aroma of subtle hops, light citrus, lots of caramel, crystal malts. Flavour is likewise, light fruity, light toast, crystal malts, caramel, decent hoppy bitterness. Light bodied. I think its a bit old already, nevertheless an easy and enjoyable beer.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mstrcrwly (1000) - New York, USA - APR 4, 2015
drank straight from the bottle..aroma of pine,florals,resin...crisp,some hop bitterness..but thats about it.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
666ale (86) - Edimburg, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2015
Amber.tight foam.light frizzy body.some hops, dry, grains. Light bitterness. Auful beer

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (8495) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 5, 2015
* Old rating, 355 ml, 2010. Malzig-sliches Bier. Schne hopfenaromatische Note, die etwas unter der Se liegt, Nicht zu ausgeprgt, sffig-frisch. Nett.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a clear copper color. Theres a little under two fingers worth of off-white colored head, and the retention is actually quite good. Plenty of lacing is left behind, as well. S: There is a slight hoppiness to the nose, floral in nature. But primarily, the strongest note is caramel and toffee from the malts. Its certainly hoppier than most standard EPAs, but too malty to be a proper APA - and the malts arent the kind that strike me the right way. T: Looking at is as an English-style pale ale, its a bit hoppier than the norm, thankfully. Herbal, piny bitterness hits the palate first, albeit in a restrained fashion. After the midtaste, the caramel-laden malts come to the forefront. Theyre the textbook crystal malts (blegh), and I dont like them. Having said that, this is just dry enough where Im almost not bothered by them. But damn, I wish this had even more hops. M: Kind of sweet...given how the last two Saranac beers were pretty damn dry, its disappointing that this has a sweeter, heavier feel. Its not undrinkable per se, just not at all effortless. O: Its honestly mildly successful as an English-style pale ale...but a failure as a Murican pale ale. I dont even like (most) EPAs, so this one is a misfire to me. A tick is a tick, though.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
joejames (510) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours clear amber, quick head, some lacing. Aroma of pine and caramel. Tastes about the same on the sweet side. Light bodied, medium carbonation, soapy mouth feel. Finishes lightly bitter with notes of herbs, caramel, pine and a little metallic. Average.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JaKeAFC (1108) - ITALY - NOV 5, 2014
Saranac Pale Ale (US) - EPA - 5.5% 2.8/5

35 cl bottle, bb dec.2014. Copper color, short but lacing offwhite head. Hoppy nose. Aroma is sharp, hoppy with soap and citrus, yeast and burnt wood, yucky at first, dont lnow if this bottle is too aged, but feels like homemade, alcoholic already. Taste is quite sour. Caramel malts and slight bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied. Quite solid EPA but not astonishing.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GuideDogSaint (1336) - Xiamen, CHINA - NOV 4, 2014
33o ml bottle from Tasty Life, Xiamen. Pours hazy amber with a dissipating white head. Aroma is malt and pine. Bitter metallic finish. Watery. Distinctly underwhelming.


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