Saranac Scotch Ale

Saranac Scotch Ale

Rated 3.378 by BeerPals

Brewed by F. X. Matt Brewing Company

Utica, NY, United States

Style:  Scottish Ale

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ID: 3839 Last updated 5 months ago Added to database 20 years ago

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Overall Rank6176
Overall Percentile87
Style Rank111 of 637
Style Percentile82.6
Lowest Score3.4
Highest Score4.3
Average Score3.567
Weighted Score3.378
Standard Deviation0.361

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  • UPSTATEDAVE 853 reviews
    rated 3.4 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Poured a clear medium amber with malty aroma and taste. Quite warming. This is not my favorite style but I did like this one because it balanced things out well not too strong with the alcohol. I think it makes for a much more enjoyable drink.

  • STALEYIV 1405 reviews
    rated 3.4 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Aroma is sweet and malty with some faint smokey and woody overtones as well as some light spiced fruit. Appearance is a rich, dark coper in color when held to the light with a full head on top that is light-tan in color and leaves creamy and smooth lacing on the glass as it sits. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and very complex as well as balanced with a palate that is wet-like but dry on the backend. Flavor is big malty sweetness with some smoked malt coming through as well as some smokiness similar to a rauchbier with an aftertaste that is clean with some slight bitterness with a finish that is dry and peaty and very pleasant for sure and offers some campfire flavor too. Overall, interesting ale here and very tasty and good example of the style.

  • TH3B33RM@N 227 reviews
    rated 3.4 13 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Pours a nice light brown to amber hue. Head is thin and light. Aroma is of smoke, roasty malts. I can definatly taste smoke, its sweet, bread, hops. Pretty good tasting brew.

  • CANNEDDOG 225 reviews
    rated 3.5 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    a nice try at a scotch ale but it does fall short. i like to see more smokey peat flavor in my scotch ales and this one just comes up short. still good for this upstate NY brewery

  • JAICE 961 reviews
    rated 3.4 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    This was one enjoyable beer. Let me tell you. They must have been wearing kilts when they made this cause it was one fine scottish ale. They body was solid, the hops were front and center, good beer.

  • FLASHPRO 1171 reviews
    rated 4.3 19 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 9

    One of the best tasting scotch ales I've ever had. Starts with a great, roasty, malty sweetness then thins out and... bang, you're hit with a coat of malty, buttery sweetness. Unlike some wee heavys it's not too sweet. The color is a nice dark copper, but could use more foam. Could also be a little thicker in mouthfeel to be perfect. The best American made scotch ale that I've tried for sure!

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