Saranac Kölsch - Matt Brewing Company
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2.25/5 rDev -29.7%
[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...
11-02-2013 16:43:55 | More by KajII
3.5/5 rDev +9.4%
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!
09-24-2013 23:12:06 | More by CaptJackHarkness
2.88/5 rDev -10%
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.
09-14-2013 04:42:20 | More by Offa
3.33/5 rDev +4.1%
The packaging is new; not sure if the beer is. 125th anniversary pack.
The color is somewhere between white gold and yellow gold, bright and clear with a very constant, champagne-like bubbling. The clean white head starts off at a pretty, fluffy two fingers. It falls somewhat quickly, though a consistent foam is kept up by the bubbling activity. Lacing forms mostly via spotting, slightly less than moderate.
In both aroma and flavor it's vinous, lightly lemony, grainy and almost juicy (like a mix of lemon and orange juice), as well as dusty with a lightly bitter finish. It gets fruitier while it warms. It's different, but I like that it gets the vinous character and dry malt notes down.
It has a nice body; fluffy, soft, light, creamy but crisp, and quite dry.
09-10-2013 21:20:31 | More by Brenden
2.85/5 rDev -10.9%
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.
Smell – The smell is largely grainy and caramely with some lighter notes of wheat as well as a very light grassy smell.
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.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is quite light in its creaminess and thickness with a carbonation level that is on the average side. The two in combination are appropriate for the style making for a refreshing brew overall.
Overall – Nothing too special here. Nothing wrong with it, but nothing special either.
08-25-2013 02:22:03 | More by Darkmagus82
Saranac Kölsch from Matt Brewing Company
74 out of 100 based on 356 ratings.