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Saranac Decoction Concoction Lager - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac Decoction Concoction LagerSaranac Decoction Concoction Lager

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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 14.04%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DoubleMalt on 10-16-2013)
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5/5  rDev +43.3%

dzlle25, Jun 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14%

Bluerabbitbell, Jun 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Durandal_777, May 28, 2014
Photo of generallee
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: It has a deep copper amber body with a tall and thick off white head topping it off.

Smell: There are zesty citrusy hop jumping out at me along with bready whole grain malt notes in the background.

Taste / Palate: The flavor matches the aroma and serves it on an easy drinking medium body with balanced carbonation and a slow mellow bitter finish.

generallee, May 23, 2014
Photo of timmy2b
2.25/5  rDev -35.5%

timmy2b, May 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14%

Zetcha7x, May 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14%

wisegreensoul, May 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

morebeergood, Apr 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

PhillyNole, Mar 26, 2014
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3.55/5  rDev +1.7%

Best before 3/31/14.

Pours a clear dark reddish-orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and candied citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a solid citrus forward hop presence all around.

UCLABrewN84, Mar 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

joeland, Mar 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

vfgccp, Mar 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

crytion, Mar 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

UltimateLivewire, Mar 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Johnroby, Mar 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

tobelerone, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of TeamMathis
3.35/5  rDev -4%

Appearance: Exactly like sweet tea. Basically no head remains.
Smell: Very light lemon with honey biscuits.
Taste: Very carbonated version of the smell.

It's not quite inviting unless you're expecting a southern thirst quencher. If a beer could look weak, this one does. The smell was decent. Basically, it was a hint of honey biscuits with a touch of lemon. Nothing big. The taste was the same, except it was pushed off by the carbonation. This part was odd. I'm not certain it was the usual dry feel, but whatever it was, it pushed the flavors out to the sides of the tongue and didn't really satisfy. I wouldn't get it again. It's not terrible, but not really worth getting unless it's in a sample pack.

TeamMathis, Feb 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

RyFikes, Feb 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

dpgoblejr, Feb 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

maketheheartglad, Feb 13, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +7.7%

Without much of a description on the label, this beer's interesting name alone rouses curiosity. It's a clear red-orange with an off-white head roughly half a finger tall. Retention is pretty good, as it the spotting/patching mixture of lace thrown down as the beer descends the walls of the glass.
This beer runs the gamut of smells and flavors with a blend of toast, fruits, floral, grains and earth with a mixture of very light sugary sweetness balanced by later notes of raw pine and orange peel.
The mouthfeel is a surprisingly deep and textured one. It's medium in body with moderate carbonation, crisp but quite smooth all the way and ending with more crispness in the finish.

Brenden, Feb 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

ElijahRivera, Jan 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

Gregwa, Jan 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

ejh06752, Jan 18, 2014
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Saranac Decoction Concoction Lager from Matt Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.