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Saranac Summer Ale - Matt Brewing Company

Saranac Summer AleSaranac Summer Ale

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BA SCORE
73
okay

288 Ratings
THE BROS
60
poor

(view ratings)
Ratings: 288
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 15.02%


Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Available in the 12 Beers of Summer sampler. Not to be confused with Saranac Summer Brew (a German Radler).

(Beer added by: WesWes on 04-14-2005)
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Reviews by 160Shillings:
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160Shillings

North Carolina

2.35/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Aroma: Light wheat malt aroma with very faint citrus.

Appearance: A modest head that dissipates quickly to a thin film of foam that covers less than half the surface of the glass. No lacing. Yellow with hints of gold (~5 SRM).

Flavor: Mild wheat malt tang and faint general citrus. A hint of sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Light body with light carbonation. Smooth and modestly dry finish. Not actually tart.

Overall Impression: A beer for the beginning wheat ale drinker. An easy drinking summertime beer.

Comments: Certainly not to style, but a decent wheat ale beginner's beer. This beer has no faults, but no highlights either.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2010 03:41:16 | More by 160Shillings
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Saranac Summer Ale from Matt Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 288 ratings.