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Saranac Kölsch - Matt Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
74
okay

373 Ratings
THE BROS
69
poor

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Ratings: 373
Reviews: 186
rAvg: 3.2
pDev: 14.38%
Wants: 2
Gots: 19 | 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%

jmw4437, May 18, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -29.7%

rorjets, May 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

crowsnest, May 09, 2014
Photo of thecheapies
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.

thecheapies, May 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

Ctruskey, May 05, 2014
Photo of cyclonece09
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.

cyclonece09, May 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +32.8%

Durandal_777, May 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.3%

hopley, Apr 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

chefdave37, Apr 23, 2014
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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
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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

magine, Apr 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.3%

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

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

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

pep, Mar 27, 2014
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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
Saranac Kölsch from Matt Brewing Company
74 out of 100 based on 373 ratings.