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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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BA SCORE
80
good

99 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 14.04%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | 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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dzlle25


5/5  rDev +43.3%

06-26-2014 22:01:17 | More by dzlle25
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buffcityx

New York

4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

11-29-2013 20:21:36 | More by buffcityx
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ElijahRivera

New York

4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

01-30-2014 04:44:19 | More by ElijahRivera
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +21.2%

Poured into becker pint glass (first beer in my replacement since I broke my other one!). Clear orange amber with a thick fluffy white head that fades after a bit, leaving nice lacing.
Smell is nice and hoppy for a lager, citrus and bitterness overtop of slightly nutty clear caramel malt.
Taste follows nose; clean, nutty malt, cleaned up by dry hoppy bitterness with hints of citrus. Nice and crisp.
Mouthfeel is smooth and relatively light.
Overall, a tasty crisp lager, well-hopped and drinkable. Would be a great session brew or with a meal.

12-28-2013 03:16:46 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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plaid75

New York

4.03/5  rDev +15.5%

Poured a deep amber hue with a two finger frothy white head. There was very good retention and sticky lacing.

The smell featured a potent herbal hop and earthy malt.

The taste was likewise earthy and herbal with a clean grainy caramel malt.

The mouthfeel was clean with a pleasant carbonation.

Overall a very tasty lager.

10-28-2013 01:15:05 | More by plaid75
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RyFikes

New York

4/5  rDev +14.6%

02-25-2014 15:06:32 | More by RyFikes
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complexnomenclature

New York

4/5  rDev +14.6%

01-28-2014 16:57:34 | More by complexnomenclature
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kuhndog

New York

4/5  rDev +14.6%

01-01-2014 01:38:35 | More by kuhndog
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Syraquse

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +14.6%

11-26-2013 03:02:58 | More by Syraquse
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donnybalinski

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +14.6%

12-15-2013 20:00:07 | More by donnybalinski
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +14.6%

01-19-2014 12:36:22 | More by Gregwa
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rcatalano

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +14.6%

11-11-2013 23:05:47 | More by rcatalano
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dpgoblejr

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +14.6%

02-23-2014 15:40:22 | More by dpgoblejr
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devilben02

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +11.7%

Pours from the bottle with a glowing, rich orange-amber color, but a quickly-dissipating off-white head. The aroma is an unexpected combination of herbal, sweet, and slightly sour elements that creates some intrigue. The flavor is likewise interesting, with the dry, earthy, mildly-astringent hops melding with sweet/tart bready malts. It somewhat tastes like the liquid equivalent of dipping a light sourdough bread into a mild herbed vinegar. The good, soft carbonation and medium body provides some weight in the mouth. Overall, the unexpected complexity makes this beer quite interesting and enjoyable.

01-05-2014 18:25:43 | More by devilben02
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stella77artois

New York

3.83/5  rDev +9.7%

12 oz bottle poured into a wine glass.

A - Pours a slightly dark amber. Great looking color, but little carbonation visible, and a very thin head.

S - Smelled Marzen-like to me. Dankness of a lager, earthy bitterness, slight hints of yeast and mild hops. Slight bit of smokiness as well. Very unique, and quite plesant.

T - Like the aroma, it's quite unique. Toasty malts and fermenty dankness (in a good way) up front. Slightly hoppy, with a Marzen-like aftertaste. The hint of smokiness is more prevalent in the taste, and it's a winner for me. This beer has a very unique taste, and is pretty darn solid.

F - Crisp, but slightly sticky. Would've preferred a bit more carbonation, as I like lagers to be carbed well. Certainly drinkable and leaves no unpleasant dryness or bloating feeling.

O - Saranac's seasonal beer are usually hit-or-miss for me. This beer sounded a little gimmicky, but I was pleasantly suprised. This is a very good beer. Good mild flavor, and most importantly, it's unique. Slight smokiness in a lager is something I've very rarely experienced, and it works hear. Mild, crisp, very pleasant taste and is very drinkable. Props to Saranac for making this unique brew. I recommend this beer and am looking forward to drinking the other one from their Fall sampler.

11-18-2013 13:45:09 | More by stella77artois
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Brenden

Ohio

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.

02-02-2014 14:18:07 | More by Brenden
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generallee

New York

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.

05-23-2014 07:40:20 | More by generallee
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chrishiker1409

New York

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

12-12-2013 03:45:05 | More by chrishiker1409
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DoubleMalt

New York

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

10-16-2013 22:52:53 | More by DoubleMalt
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crowsnest

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

11-04-2013 01:32:17 | More by crowsnest
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brandonkr

New York

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

12-21-2013 01:32:44 | More by brandonkr
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1BadblueSS

New York

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

12-09-2013 16:34:28 | More by 1BadblueSS
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kell50

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

11-16-2013 21:48:12 | More by kell50
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Beer4Baltimore

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

01-13-2014 00:26:27 | More by Beer4Baltimore
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Falcone

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

12-16-2013 22:19:08 | More by Falcone
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Saranac Decoction Concoction Lager from Matt Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.