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Saranac Summer Ale - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac Summer AleSaranac Summer Ale

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BA SCORE
73
okay

293 Ratings
THE BROS
60
poor

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Ratings: 293
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 15.02%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | 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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59rockabilly

Kansas

2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

08-19-2012 15:50:59 | More by 59rockabilly
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Jeckel

Texas

3/5  rDev -4.2%

08-17-2012 19:16:25 | More by Jeckel
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JottaGibboo

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +35.8%

08-16-2012 20:15:15 | More by JottaGibboo
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OldhouseRecs

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -4.2%

08-16-2012 16:10:30 | More by OldhouseRecs
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buffcityx

New York

3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

08-10-2012 21:26:57 | More by buffcityx
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BryanK

New York

2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

08-10-2012 00:37:46 | More by BryanK
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bubseymour

Maryland

4/5  rDev +27.8%

08-04-2012 21:58:31 | More by bubseymour
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

3/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 20:32:31 | More by BeerKangaroo
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cujim

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

08-01-2012 20:07:44 | More by cujim
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PicoPapa

Connecticut

3.13/5  rDev 0%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2012 04:15:57 | More by PicoPapa
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PKing

New York

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

07-24-2012 00:36:25 | More by PKing
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GiantMidget

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -4.2%

07-21-2012 00:54:04 | More by GiantMidget
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Brewman7284

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

07-16-2012 23:19:51 | More by Brewman7284
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reagbr8

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -4.2%

07-15-2012 01:32:17 | More by reagbr8
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mocktm

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

07-12-2012 19:50:45 | More by mocktm
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jrs3082

New York

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

07-06-2012 18:19:23 | More by jrs3082
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StoicBeast

California

3/5  rDev -4.2%

07-02-2012 04:51:38 | More by StoicBeast
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vfgccp

New York

2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

07-01-2012 15:04:52 | More by vfgccp
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2012 05:36:52 | More by corby112
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manutd103

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

06-17-2012 22:02:43 | More by manutd103
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

06-17-2012 01:30:09 | More by Kunstman
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brystmar

Texas

2.28/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to afksports for the tick!

Watery yellow and pilsner color with decent head, actually leaves lace though. Aroma is distinctly of Runts banana candies. Weird and not good.

Watery and bland, super thin body. A true ticker's beer; I've definitely had worse.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2012 02:50:47 | More by brystmar
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HEADYdb

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

06-02-2012 13:24:23 | More by HEADYdb
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n_william

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

05-30-2012 23:33:59 | More by n_william
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Milkysunshine

New York

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

05-27-2012 22:22:30 | More by Milkysunshine
Saranac Summer Ale from Matt Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 293 ratings.