Saranac Kölsch - Matt Brewing Company
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Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
3.18/5 rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 ounce bottle - Charlie's Beer & Wine in Marietta, Georgia.
BB September 2012 (reviewed early July).
Appearance: Pours out a fairly clear, deep gold body with a fine, white head receding at a moderate pace, though it never quite fades away completely.
Smell: A sniff of simple, basic maltiness with barely a hint of breadiness to it. Very, very little lemon and spiciness from the hops. It's present without much presence.
Taste: A lightly sweet touch of pale malts, with a slim measure of breadiness. Low, light citrus accents hinting at basic lemon. Very light spiciness from the German hops. Lightly bitter. Less than crisp finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation. It's got some slight bubbliness to it, but I would feel remiss to declare it crisp.
Overall: A humdrum Kölsch that misses the mark, but serves as a fine light beer to cool me off in the dog days of summer.
Serving type: bottle
10-28-2012 19:23:58 | More by ChainGangGuy
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2.25/5 rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
[Suggested Glassware: Kölsch Glass]
The pour was a clear light amber with a large (2-3 finger) white frothy head that hung around for only a short while, reducing to a thin cap and had fair streaky lacing.
The aroma was of a straw malt, herbal hops and a musty yeast with hint of citrus and a dusty cardboard odor.
The taste was very lightly sweet and a tad malty with a touch of citrus throughout, with the finish being a rather minerally with a light bitterness and had a dusty bland ending. The flavor lasted only a short time which turned out not to be a bad thing in case, with the lightly bitter bland citrus taste disappearing quickly off the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with a carbonation that was just above soft.
Overall this was a weak tasting brew, with the only thing standing out was a mildly bitter cardboard taste. Most definitely not worth having another...
Serving type: bottle
11-02-2013 16:43:55 | More by KajII
Saranac Kölsch from Matt Brewing Company
74 out of 100 based on 314 ratings.