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Saranac Cloud Splitter - Matt Brewing Company

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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

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Ratings: 77 | Reviews: 12
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Beautiful hazed apricot body with a bright white head billowing head over the sides of my glass, very nice looking brew this could be a beer commercial.

Aroma citrus peel, witbier character with the coriander additions galore muddled hop components noted in the backend with a wheat biscuit combo coming in the grains/oat additions.

Tastes like a more citrus peel forward witbier with bitter muddled spices, citrus peel bitterness knocking me out with bitterness, and hop pellets not much in the way of expressive tropical notes that I was expecting with the use of Citra a definite letdown in so many ways.

Mouthfeel is rough, each sip challenges your palate more and more it's a perfect storm of harsh, muddled, spice heavy, and generic hop pellet mash up medium bodied cloying all day carbonation carries on whether or not you want it to or not.

Overall, it's Saranac and who is wasting Citra hops on this witbier hybrid? That's the worse beer sin I've heard about in quite some time.

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A: Pours a very cloudy peachish yellow with an ample dense white head on top. Too opaque to see any visible carbonation. Leaves some spots of lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: First thing I get is a faint hop aroma that slightly overpowers the wheat base. Orange comes through more as it warms up complimenting the hops.

T: Initially this beer goes down well with a orange like hop flavor. Then a second or two after there is an odd wheat or malty spice that comes through and gives an off taste. Good amount of orange peel and coriander.

M: Full body with low carbonation. A bit sticky on the backend from the hops but remains drinkable.

Overall this one just isnt for me. Perhaps I need the BBQ grill going to really let this one set in.

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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.

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Saranac Cloud Splitter from Matt Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.