Saranac Belgian Ale - Matt Brewing Company
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3.23/5 rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
12 oz bottle served in a snifter. A bit annoyed at the outset that Saranac simply describes this as a "Belgian style ale" on the label (although there's a more info. in the fine print on the neck label) -- Belgian ales are so varied that this is virtually useless.
A: pours a cloudy orange-amber with a short-lived off-white head. Vestiges of the head remain for a while and some thin lacing is left o n the glass.
The aroma is fruity, bready and appealing, but too faint.
The flavor is fruity, bready and spicy, with what I would describe as a Belgian style spice component. It has a slight earthiness and yeastiness yet is quite drinkable. [3.25]
M: Medium-light body with near medium carbonation. A little watery.
O: well, a decent and economical departure from your typical American beer, but a not a strong rendition of a "Belgian ale"
Serving type: bottle
09-10-2012 23:51:59 | More by chinchill
Saranac Belgian Ale from Matt Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.