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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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rorjets

Connecticut

2.25/5  rDev -29.7%

05-09-2014 17:56:49 | More by rorjets
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crowsnest

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

05-09-2014 00:46:24 | More by crowsnest
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

2.99/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Honey golden blonde color. Bubbles a-streamin'. Disappointed by the general lack of head. Poured the beer out of the bottle a mere minute ago, and I have a thin ring and some surface blobs to show for it.

Sweet ale yeast and golden pale malts with a hint of treacle. The tiniest sprig of lemony aroma jettisons from the popping bubbles to remind me that this is supposed to be a kolsch. However, notes of stale grain and Euro hop mustiness make me think more of a junky lager with some mild ale esters.

A lot more lemony notes in the flavor, but they're still muddled by lager-like pale grain staleness and adjunct notes of rice. Underlying Euro flairs lean toward Germany, but get lost in the fray of cheapness. The intent is decent, I suppose, but there's no real punch other than a burst of crisp bubble and light bitterness in the forefront. All of that gets pushed aside with a half-toasted grainy middle and finishing with stints of sweet wort, fusel, and nut flesh. At least it's light-bodied and somewhat refreshing. Easy, maybe. Eh... could be worse.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2014 03:21:28 | More by thecheapies
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Ctruskey

New York

3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

05-05-2014 00:57:13 | More by Ctruskey
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cyclonece09

Maryland

3.51/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours straw color with a tiny white head that leaves some lacing. Smells of sweet grain that is very inviting. Tastes of very sweet grain and very slight berries. Beer light bodied and heavily carbonated, nice crisp finish. Overall, an above average beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2014 00:07:03 | More by cyclonece09
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +32.8%

05-01-2014 19:48:25 | More by Durandal_777
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hopley

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -6.3%

04-27-2014 00:08:54 | More by hopley
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chefdave37

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

04-23-2014 21:49:57 | More by chefdave37
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

3/5  rDev -6.3%

04-23-2014 02:32:46 | More by JamieDuncan
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +25%

04-22-2014 23:16:51 | More by maketheheartglad
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sgregory

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -6.3%

04-21-2014 01:46:54 | More by sgregory
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ejh06752

New York

2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

04-21-2014 00:19:37 | More by ejh06752
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sanitarium16

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -37.5%

04-18-2014 18:57:23 | More by sanitarium16
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magine

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

04-18-2014 00:04:44 | More by magine
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -6.3%

04-17-2014 20:56:49 | More by SkinniePost
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Swaino

New York

3/5  rDev -6.3%

04-14-2014 00:28:04 | More by Swaino
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chalkda01

New York

2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

04-07-2014 22:42:26 | More by chalkda01
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pep

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

03-27-2014 03:46:19 | More by pep
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

03-16-2014 13:53:53 | More by Fettpopps
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bryc9194

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

02-18-2014 21:34:42 | More by bryc9194
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hilgart1

Illinois

3/5  rDev -6.3%

02-04-2014 00:06:56 | More by hilgart1
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -6.3%

01-10-2014 23:39:04 | More by buzzy
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jaydoc

Kansas

3/5  rDev -6.3%

01-05-2014 04:13:21 | More by jaydoc
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TaborTime

Oregon

3/5  rDev -6.3%

12-15-2013 00:48:54 | More by TaborTime
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New York

3/5  rDev -6.3%

12-12-2013 05:31:22 | More by Ladyfortuna
Saranac Kölsch from Matt Brewing Company
74 out of 100 based on 346 ratings.