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Saranac Kölsch - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac KölschSaranac Kölsch

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BA SCORE
74
okay

351 Ratings
THE BROS
69
poor

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Ratings: 351
Reviews: 183
rAvg: 3.2
pDev: 14.38%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | 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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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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Ladyfortuna

New York

3/5  rDev -6.3%

12-12-2013 05:31:22 | More by Ladyfortuna
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

11-24-2013 16:49:24 | More by DrunkinYogi
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KajII

North Carolina

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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Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 16:43:55 | More by KajII
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chrishiker1409

New York

3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

10-24-2013 17:32:11 | More by chrishiker1409
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AdamElb

New York

3/5  rDev -6.3%

10-22-2013 02:31:46 | More by AdamElb
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KJ2013

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -6.3%

10-05-2013 04:46:10 | More by KJ2013
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -6.3%

10-03-2013 18:21:41 | More by Kmlund
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CaptJackHarkness

New York

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!

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2013 23:12:06 | More by CaptJackHarkness
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Offa

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2013 04:42:20 | More by Offa
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Brenden

Ohio

3.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2013 21:20:31 | More by Brenden
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pottergator

New York

2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

08-31-2013 20:10:05 | More by pottergator
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Brewmeistermeisterbrewer

New York

2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

08-30-2013 21:48:43 | More by Brewmeistermeisterbrewer
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

2.85/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 02:22:03 | More by Darkmagus82
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kimbo33

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

08-22-2013 00:15:58 | More by kimbo33
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Cooker_stp

New York

3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

08-18-2013 14:49:48 | More by Cooker_stp
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

08-18-2013 11:40:46 | More by KevinGordon
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claspada

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

08-16-2013 23:32:17 | More by claspada
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CraftBeerFanatic_07

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

08-14-2013 05:26:25 | More by CraftBeerFanatic_07
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DrewsBrews450

North Carolina

3.15/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours blonde, clear, thin ring of head with little lace. Smells like buttered bread, pale malts and yeast. The taste mirrors the smell with a little more yeast taste as it warms. Medium body which kinda saves the beer for me. Just a very simple beer if I was out on deck on a hot day mabye this would be refreshing. Its ok just in the mood for somthing more complex.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 22:46:55 | More by DrewsBrews450
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DoubleMalt

New York

3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

08-10-2013 21:49:29 | More by DoubleMalt
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Dapper_Dan_Man

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

08-04-2013 18:12:00 | More by Dapper_Dan_Man
Saranac Kölsch from Matt Brewing Company
74 out of 100 based on 351 ratings.