Saranac Big Moose Ale

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Type: American Pale Ale
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  • 3.9/5 
  • 05.30% 
  • 2007/3686 
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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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  • Jun 10, 2014
    generallee (311)Rank: Beer ExplorerGroup: Fall beer lovers
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    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.

  • Feb 6, 2010
    ABanerjee (29)Rank: Beer AficionadoGroup: Blueberry Lovers
    3.8
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    Overall, this beer has a smooth taste. I consumed it after an ABITA Purple Haze and a Young's Double Chocolate Stout at a beer tasting and I was pleased to go back to a pale ale.

    The feel in your mouth is smooth and gives the same full flavor a traditional pale ale should give. There isn't a bite similar to Sierra Nevada or the hoppier beers out there. This beer is something that I would give to a person who likes pale ales but doesn't like hops.