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Saranac Belgian Ale - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac Belgian AleSaranac Belgian Ale

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BA SCORE
76
okay

285 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 285
Reviews: 235
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 14.71%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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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Reviews by Vendetta:
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Vendetta

New Jersey

3.35/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a deep pumpkin orange with a doughy, fluffy head that leaves a thick, solid lacing down the glass. As with all belgian style beers, this looks especially good. Not sure if those who rated the appearance just got a bad batch, but mine looks particularly good.

Aroma is a sweet, malty, floral yeast. Typical of Belgian styles. Enticing.

Taste is strongly sweet malt, yeast. Floral, lightly present tropical fruit. This is a typical belgian brew. Nothing out of the ordinary, but nothing done poorly. Quality.

Mouth feel is good. Medium bodied, perfect carbonation. Finish is smooth and coating.

This is an average Belgian, which means that it's a good beer. Try it out. There are better out there of this style, but this is a good beer. I'd take an average Belgian pale ale over an exceptional pilsener any day of the week.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2008 05:51:22 | More by Vendetta
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Not as good as back in 2009. Still a good brew.

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A: Deep copper that borders on brown. Whitish head that is thick and puffy. Lacing is descent.

S: Mild herbal hops, yeast, ripe fruit and malts.

T: Nice hop malt balance with a hint of overripened cherries.

M: Medium/light creamy with good caronation level.

D: A good Belgian ale. Swirl the bottle because there is some yeasty sediment on the bottom of this brew, which was a definite suprise to me. This is unbeatable for the price. I would absolutely pick up a case of this...

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Saranac Belgian Ale from Matt Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.