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Saranac Kölsch - Matt Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
74
okay

363 Ratings
THE BROS
69
poor

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Ratings: 363
Reviews: 185
rAvg: 3.2
pDev: 14.38%
Wants: 2
Gots: 14 | 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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3/5  rDev -6.3%

JamieDuncan, Apr 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.3%

sgregory, Apr 21, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

ejh06752, Apr 21, 2014
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2/5  rDev -37.5%

sanitarium16, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of magine
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

magine, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of SkinniePost
3/5  rDev -6.3%

SkinniePost, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of Swaino
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Swaino, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of chalkda01
2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

chalkda01, Apr 07, 2014
Photo of pep
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

pep, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of Fettpopps
2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

bryc9194, Feb 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.3%

hilgart1, Feb 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.3%

buzzy, Jan 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.3%

jaydoc, Jan 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.3%

TaborTime, Dec 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -6.3%

Ladyfortuna, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

DrunkinYogi, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of KajII
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...

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KajII, Nov 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

chrishiker1409, Oct 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -6.3%

AdamElb, Oct 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -6.3%

KJ2013, Oct 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -6.3%

Kmlund, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of CaptJackHarkness
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From twelve ounce undated bottle.

Aroma is grassy. Pours clear orange body with an inch of beige head. Head dissipates almost immediately to a thin ring with hardly any lace. Taste is a bit bland, like lemongrass tea with a slight bitter bite on the finish. A good summer choice, very drinkable but not particularly notable!

CaptJackHarkness, Sep 24, 2013
Photo of Offa
2.88/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a decent kolsch, not great, but enjoyable enough.

Gold, it has a big white head steadily shrinking to ring and a few weak bit of lace.

Aroma is thin perfumy grain/corn, grassy hops, a bit soapy - pleasant enough but a bit crude and thin.

Taste is pleasant, tasty grain and grassy hops & slightly zesty but a bit soapy and rough and thin and a bit gummy. It's kind of like a basic pale lager with an extra zing.

Offa, Sep 14, 2013
Saranac Kölsch from Matt Brewing Company
74 out of 100 based on 363 ratings.