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Saranac Kölsch - Matt Brewing Company

Saranac KölschSaranac Kölsch

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BA SCORE
74
okay

308 Ratings
THE BROS
69
poor

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Ratings: 308
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 3.2
pDev: 14.38%


Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WesWes on 04-14-2005)
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Reviews by KTCamm:
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured light golden yellow, completely transparent into a pint glass. Very little foam, no lacing.

Slightly malty smell - also got hints on apple/pear, but very little. Aroma not very distinctive.

The taste is very clean - maybe a tad watery in the mouthfeel - the malt is there, the finish is slightly sweet. No evidence of hop bittering at all. Still tasty, though not very distinctive.

Easy drinking. I could have a few. Its not an A+ beer, but I enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2009 23:38:05 | More by KTCamm
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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.

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Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a clear amber color with tons of little carbonation bubbles seen streaming up through the brew. Upon pouring there is a very small white head on the top of the brew that fades almost instantly to leave no lace and a tiny amount of foam on the top of the brew.

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Taste – The taste begins with a malty flavor of a grainy and cracker nature with just a hint of caramel sweetness and some lemon citrus tastes. The sweetness fades fast leaving a rather dry cracker taste to the brew. At the end a light earthy and grassy bitterness comes to the tongue leaving a rather dry and crackery flavor to be left on the tongue.

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Saranac Kölsch from Matt Brewing Company
74 out of 100 based on 308 ratings.