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

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Saranac Season's Best - Nut Brown LagerSaranac Season's Best - Nut Brown Lager

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Ratings: 243
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 13.58%
Wants: 5
Gots: 10 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 01-23-2002

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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!!

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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

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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.

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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.

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