1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Saranac Cloud Splitter - Matt Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Saranac Cloud SplitterSaranac Cloud Splitter

Educational use only; do not reuse.

77 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 77
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 13.64%
Wants: 0
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 77 | Reviews: 12
Photo of Gmann
3.27/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a cloudy golden color with that witbier white hue. The pure white head is puffy and airy and quickly settles into a light cap. Lots of big bubble lacing on the glass.

The aroma is of the orange peel and the citra hops. Nice citrus notes from the hops and a bit of grass. The aroma is light on the coriander which is good in my book.

Well, the coriander can be found in the flavor. It has that celery flavor which I am not big on. The orange peel is light. The hops are noticeable and provide a nice citrus flavor. There is some piney bitterness as well. The hops and coriander seem to clash, its a bit harsh.

The feel is light to moderate with airy carbonation. Sweet and zesty on the palate and finishes with a light hoppy bitterness.

The beer seems to be a hoppy witbier. Not sure the style works.

Photo of gwilikers6
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of BeccaH
3.6/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Jadjunk
3.34/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

"Wheat malts and oats give it a hazy appearance. Citra hops, orange peel, and coriander create a perfect storm of flavor. This ale is unfiltered, unapologetic and unbelievably good." Brewed in the style of an American Pale Wheat Ale. Available within the Saranac 12 Beers of Summer variety pack. Available in limited run 12 oz. bottles.

Poured from 12 oz. bottle to a pint glass. Served above 54 degrees Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a crisp foamy head of a pearl white color over a densely hazy golden straw yellow body with significant chunks of pulpy sediment in suspension. Retention is very good, lacing is medium and droopy. 3.75

(Smell) Wheat malt, grassy and mild citrus hops with a moderate bitterness, and a pinch of spicy coriander and bitter orange rind for balance and complexity. Potency is medium. 3.5

(Taste) Lightly spiced thin wheat and pale malt body with a very mild hop bitterness and little hop flavor. The orange peel character comes through fairly well but there isn't much malt substance for it to pair with. Although certainly drinkable, the malt, hop and spice profiles are all much lighter in the flavor to the point where the beer comes off as nearly watery. It's in general flatly flavored, fairly simple and thin in presentation. 3

(Mouthfeel) The texture is lightly fluffy, clean and moderately dry. Carbonation generates a modest stream of bubbles for a softly crisp mouthfeel. The body is light/medium for the style, light/medium overall. Balance is very slightly sweet over bitter and spicy. Alcohol presence is low to none, and there are no notable off characters, although the unusual thinness may be undesirable for some. 3.75

(Overall) A fairly promising aroma and appearance transformed into a reserved beer with too little flavor to make any considerable impact. I felt that this beer was clean drinking and certainly at least as drinkable as water. It's not bad but the thinness leaves something to be desired, even with the style itself taken into consideration, the wheat and hop profiles should be more prevalent for the sake of body, flavor and texture. Ultimately it scores a rung or two above average, but against other beers of its type and beyond, that doesn't hardly bring The Cloud Splitter close to being impressive or even memorable. 3.5

Matt Brewing Company's
Saranac The Cloud Splitter

Photo of bluehende
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of cavemanlawyer1999
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of maketheheartglad
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of ntorch
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of ColdWaffles
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of boszormeny
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of NJBeer265
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of chinchill
3.26/5  rDev -7.4%

12 oz bottle pours cloudy (of course) pale golden. Weak head. The aroma feature citrus with spices and a subtle bready base. The flavor also has a strong citrus component, but is near moderate in bitterness and lightrly tart too.

Photo of PirateCraft
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of ordybill
3.05/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.8/5  rDev -20.5%

Part of the Saranac 12 Beers of Summer Variety Pack - $12.98 at Sherlock's in Marietta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clouded, light orange-gold body with a very thin, very short-lived, white head.

Smell: Citrusy, with lemon and oily, pith orange rind. A little coriander sporting a bit of earthiness. Musky, husky grains. Not all that appealing, aromawise.

Taste: Slightly husky, grainy wheat malt, though very little sweetness to be had. Instead, there's a sharp, harsh citrus quality aided by the Citra hops and its imparted bitterness. Minor earthy coriander hint. Drying, citrusy, bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Kinda clunky, but with a hybrid witbier with little Belgian character and a dose of Citra, it was expected.

Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Liguy
1/5  rDev -71.6%

Photo of MDDMD
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of poohbearzeccola
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of bsteels
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of TimoP
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Billolick
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of longisland1983
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of SaranacinTexas
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of schaffer9252
3/5  rDev -14.8%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Saranac Cloud Splitter from Matt Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.