Saranac Juggler•Naut - Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

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Reviews: 13
Hads: 68
Avg: 3.38
pDev: 31.07%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: djrn2 on 03-29-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Clouded pale wheat appearance, with a big off white head forming thick, body is glowing golden peach notes with a scent of pomegranate flowing forth. More from the aroma of this beer pale wheat and dry yeast notes, not much fruit going on as I continue to smell this brew. Flavor is like pomegranate puree' and juicy pith from that fruit slight acidity this combination works for a summer wheat beer. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied even flowing carbonation going forth on each sip, I'm happy for gaining what it is from this beer. Overall nothing I could drink on a regular basis even though those fruit notes are quite original when compared with other fruit beers.

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2.55/5  rDev -24.6%

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Does indeed taste like a wheat beer with pomegranate juice and looks nice in the glass, but disappointing nonetheless. The body is a bit watery; the unappealing aroma (falsely, I believe) hints at some contamination, and flavors components don't play well together.

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Pours a slightly hazy golden straw color with a short wispy white head that quickly settled into a light ring.

The aroma is grainy with a light pomegranate fruit note. Kind of perfumey.

The flavor is of a bready wheat malt and light pomegranate juice. Not really much else going on.

Solid mouthfeel with tingly carbonation. Lightly sweet on the palate. Drinks very easy.

Typical fruit flavored wheat beer. No off flavors.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Best By Oct 31, 2014. Poured into pint glass

A- pours a hazy and cloudy golden-yellow color with a small fizzy white head that retains nicely after the pour

S- wheat with tart lemon peel, berry-like fruity aromas, crackery malt

T- crisp unfiltered wheat mixes with sweet berry flavors, assuming it's the pomegranate. Notes of lemon add a subtle tartness to the mid-palate, crisp toasted malt on a dry wheat finish

M- light-medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel with a crisp and dry finish

O- nice mix of tart and sweet works well with the wheat, good summer beer

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I picked this up recently at Country Garden 6-Pack, which is just up the street from my new place of work. It is always fun to see what they put out in terms of singles to go.

From the bottle: "This ain't a bear of a beer. It's an unfiltered ale that tastefully juggles wheat 'n' sweet, with a slightly tart finish. Sip after refreshing sip, it's wonderful on a hot summer's day."; "A Family Brewery Since 1888".

I Pop!ped the cap and began an aggro pour which created two fluffy fingers of eggshell-white head with limited retention. Color was a slightly hazy Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9). Nose was odd, slightly fruity, slightly sour/tart, fruity and with a slight pink bubble gum note running through all of it. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was certainly unique! The wheat really gave it a fruity bubble flavor and the pomegranate lent the taste a slight astringency to keep things in balance. Finish was semi-dry, but the pomegranate juice accounted for a lot of its dryness. It worked well a a whole, but it was not really my speed. I might have enjoyed it more on a hot, humid summer's day, but I somehow doubt it.

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Saranac Juggler•Naut from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
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