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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
77
okay

286 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 286
Reviews: 235
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 14.67%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

kb2250, Dec 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

TaylorK, Oct 14, 2012
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3.23/5  rDev -3.3%
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"

chinchill, Sep 11, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Dizzy242, Aug 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

WDJersey, Aug 02, 2012
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2/5  rDev -40.1%

mitch3114, Jun 21, 2012
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OriolesFan1008, Jun 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

pagardner, Jun 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

drtth, May 01, 2012
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avisong, Apr 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

dgeebs07, Apr 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Tundruth, Apr 05, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

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chrispoint, Feb 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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2/5  rDev -40.1%

jfcaa193, Feb 05, 2012
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imperialking, Jan 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Another6Pack, Nov 26, 2011
Saranac Belgian Ale from Matt Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 286 ratings.