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Saranac Summer Ale - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac Summer AleSaranac Summer Ale

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299 Ratings

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Ratings: 299
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 15.06%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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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Photo of KB24
3.13/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Light orange, one finger white head with no or little lacing.
S - Oranges and citrus.
T - The orange and wheat present, and some hops peek through at the finish.
M - Carbonation crispness is prominent, but not bubbly if that makes sense.
O - Nice beer for a barbecue or a warm summer day.

KB24, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Pure "beer" gold with little to no bubbles on the body. White head is about 1/4" probably less nothing spectacular here.

Smell: Light lemon orange peel scent.

Taste: Not bad at all with the citrus taste all over the body. Lightly sweet plus a little bitter complaints on my end.

Mouth: Judging from looks you would think the carbonation to be a little low, total opposite. Medium to heavy very very smooth.

Overall: Not as good as some other summer ales I have had but definitely satisfying at the BBQ, Salud!

BlurryVisi0n, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of harrisjohnson
2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

harrisjohnson, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of soupieman
3/5  rDev -3.8%

soupieman, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of TimoP
3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

TimoP, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of h4ger
3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

h4ger, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of 59rockabilly
2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

59rockabilly, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of Jeckel
3/5  rDev -3.8%

Jeckel, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of JottaGibboo
4.25/5  rDev +36.2%

JottaGibboo, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of OldhouseRecs
3/5  rDev -3.8%

OldhouseRecs, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of buffcityx
3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

buffcityx, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of BryanK
2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

BryanK, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of bubseymour
4/5  rDev +28.2%

bubseymour, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of BeerKangaroo
3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Best by September 2012:

Into my nonic:

A: slightly hazy, pale yet golden yellow colored body that gives a small white one finger head, lasts less than twenty seconds. Barely any lacing is left, perhaps just a bit of spottiness here and there. No carbonation is rising.

S: based around some grassy yet faint fruitiness combined with some light pale malts. There is some slight bready/biscuity maltiness but it is only smelled after the beer warms.

T: very light with a slight pale maltiness, a fair amount of grassiness comes in with floral tones

M: extremely light that leads to a slightly dry finish. Nothing is harsh on the tongue.

O: It is decent for what it is. It is nothing spectacular, but nothing that is bad.

BeerKangaroo, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of cujim
2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

cujim, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of PicoPapa
3.13/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle from the Summer mix pack. Pours a semi translucent dark straw color with no head. Virtually no lacing. Aromas of wheat, lemon, malts and a bit floral. The taste is mostly wheat along with some lemon in the background. Some floral and orange notes as well. A bit of a soapy finish. Light mouthfeel. Overall, its an ok summer beer.

PicoPapa, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of PKing
3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

PKing, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of GiantMidget
3/5  rDev -3.8%

GiantMidget, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of Brewman7284
3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Brewman7284, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of reagbr8
3/5  rDev -3.8%

reagbr8, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of mocktm
2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

mocktm, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of jrs3082
3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

jrs3082, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of StoicBeast
3/5  rDev -3.8%

StoicBeast, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of vfgccp
2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

vfgccp, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of corby112
3.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy, pale golden yellow color with a one finger white foam head that quickly settlers into a thin ring. Sporadic spots of lace left behind.

Slight earthy aroma was grassy, spiky hops, light fruit, faint light fruit and pale malt. Really bland and not much going on except for the hops which aren't that inviting. Slightly bready with biscuity malt.

Light bodied with a crisp, spicy hop bite up front that lingers over the yeast, light fruit and pale malt notes into a slightly dry finish. Subtle dry bitterness with some grassy, floral hops countered by light fruit sweetness and subtle biscuit flavored malt. Not overly complex but it's crisp and refreshing with some nice hop flavor. A nice beer on this 100+ degree day.

corby112, Jun 21, 2012
Saranac Summer Ale from Matt Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 299 ratings.