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Saranac Kölsch - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac KölschSaranac Kölsch

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BA SCORE
74
okay

346 Ratings
THE BROS
69
poor

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Ratings: 346
Reviews: 183
rAvg: 3.2
pDev: 14.38%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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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gosurfobx

North Carolina

3.55/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle from the 12 beers of summer. Pours a hazy yellow straw color with a two finger width white head. Smell is malty with some nice hops thrown in. Pretty good carbination. Taste is very crisp and clean. Light body. Beer has some maltyness with some bitter hops in the background. As the beer goes down a slight fruitness appears but it doesn't detract from the beer. The mouth is light with a good level of carbination. A pretty drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2006 01:52:01 | More by gosurfobx
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Yet another new one to me, from the Saranac summer twelvepack which contained pairs of six different brews, all with 1/31/14 dates on them, which I purchased a couple of weeks ago.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Tree House tulip.

a: Clear amber with a finger thick white head which receded quickly to thin surface foam and spotty lacing.

s: Nothing particularly detectable. Slight malt

t: Medium bready malt with hints of sweetness and light fruit. Dry finish.

m: Light to moderate, good body.

o: Decent enough kolsch, that is an ale almost masquerading as a lager with some extra heft to it. One reviewer below called it boring and that underscores the lack of much distinctive taste. Better than most mainstream lagers though, a good warm weather refresher if you like something with a bit more presence than most pilseners or light lagers. However you may find other kolsches with more fruit tones than this one.

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Like most Saranac beers, this isn't "good" per se, it's just drinkable, and about average to below average for the style. It worked well for it's use (drinking at a BBQ) but I don't think I'd ever get it again.

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Saranac Kölsch from Matt Brewing Company
74 out of 100 based on 346 ratings.