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Saranac Belgian Ale - Matt Brewing Company

Saranac Belgian AleSaranac Belgian Ale

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282 Ratings
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Ratings: 282
Reviews: 235
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 14.67%


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

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbnooshay on 10-27-2005)
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BeerPhan86

New York

3.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Deep amber color with a one finger light tan head that quickly dissipates. Slightly hazy body.

S - In your face Belgian yeast and sweetness. Some raisins and dark fruit. Not much else.

T - Very sweet, with raisins, citrus, coriander, and a nice bitter hop balance. Sour and spicy (peppery) aftertaste. Decent, but not mindblowing. Reminds me more of a farmhouse ale than a Belgian pale ale.

M - Medium mouthfeel and a bit flat.

D - I really don't think I would session this as it is so sweet and yeasty tasting.

Overall, definitely tastes like a Belgian beer but it is just not a well done Belgian beer. Good effort, but a bit unbalanced. Refreshing if only having one or two beers for sure.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2009 03:44:17 | More by BeerPhan86
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Saranac Belgian Ale from Matt Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 282 ratings.