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Saranac Season's Best - Nut Brown Lager - Matt Brewing Company

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237 Ratings

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Ratings: 237
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 13.22%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 01-23-2002)
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1.25/5  rDev -64.1%

BGsWo22, Mar 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

CountryRock2001, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of ChrisCage
3.88/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From Notes....

A- Pours a mainly clear coppery color with orange/red hues lurking in the background. The head is superb, being a solid three fingers thick, and it slowly settles down into a thick meringue like layer over the brew. I should note that it is also a light caramel color overall. The lacing is also excellent, as thick, dense bubbles cling to the glass throughout the entirety of the brew. A very impressive looking beer!

S- I can't say that this has an overall Vienna Lager type aroma. While I did find this to have a much more dominant hop aroma than I would have envisioned, it still does have malt sweetness, that smelled somewhat honeyed. I suppose there is some nuttiness hidden in there as well, but it is muted.

T- The flavors follow the aromas fairly close, with nice caramel malts that are sweet like toffee/honey, but there is also quite a bitter hop flavor profile that reminded me more of a pale ale, with citrus like tang and some cloves/pepper spice mixed in. The finish is bittering and dry.

M- This wasn't a thick beer, but has a solid medium body. The carbonation was somewhere in between creamy and palate scrubbing, but it helped to enhance the richness of the flavors.

O- This is a very decent beer, although I don't find it to match up to the style listed here. It is well balanced between sweet and bitter, and it is more suited to be an APA in my opinion. I like it and think it would go better with a steak dinner rather than on its own. I would get this again if given the chance and recommend it to fellow BA's!!

ChrisCage, Jan 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

DmanGTR, Jan 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

FCRICH, Jan 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

phishbone23, Jan 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

OldTime, Jan 12, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

chefduff2, Jan 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

kizyle, Jan 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Sipchue, Dec 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

chucksim, Dec 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

cliff1066, Dec 11, 2012
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3.1/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

appearance: dark brown, very clean/clear, frothy head, long lace

smell: malty, slight hops, slight fusels

taste: dry bready malt, a bit peppery, slight bitterness up front, fast, slightly dry

mouthfeel: hoppy spice at the beginning, smooths out to a malty alcoholic feel, thick, dry finish

overall: not overly spicy as the style would indicate, hoppy for a brown, hops a bit unbalanced and simple

stxp, Dec 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

Damian74Shensky, Dec 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

GFD400, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of tempest
3.28/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cracked open a bottle to wash down some korean takeout. It poured a clear brown with a short, white head. The aroma is a mix of toasty malt and honey. The flavor has a slightly nutty character with the caramel malts, but it also tastes like a there's a little adjunct (corn, I think) mixed in. Overall, this kind of tastes like a slightly darker Yuengling lager. Saranac makes better beer. I'd stick to with the Black Forest.

tempest, Dec 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

Thunderballroom, Nov 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

LJWalker, Nov 19, 2012
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3.43/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A pretty good season beer.

Head pours up with a shade of deep brown. acceptable for a nut ale.

Its best to let it breath well before you drink it. It had a wonderful spice note complemented the powerful nut flavor. only down side is the spice sat pretty heavy in my mouth after I drank. Overall a pretty good beer.

flannelandbrews, Nov 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

cbord459, Nov 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

WDJersey, Aug 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

djlegge1, Jun 24, 2012
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2/5  rDev -42.5%

mitch3114, Jun 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

ccozzi, Jun 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

HEADYdb, Jun 02, 2012
Saranac Season's Best - Nut Brown Lager from Matt Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.