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Saranac Winter Wassail - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac Winter WassailSaranac Winter Wassail

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120 Ratings

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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 17.95%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
"In the spirit of the ancient winter festivities Saranac Wassail (pronounced 'Woss-el' it means 'be well') is a very special beer to toast the holiday season. At the heart of this beer is a classic English Ale brewed with English malts and Fuggles hops. Reminiscent of your favorite holiday traditions. Look for hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, orange and allspice. Wassail!"

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

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06-11-2014 01:32:15 | More by wvbrewcrew
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New York

3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

10-24-2013 17:35:44 | More by chrishiker1409
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

08-18-2013 15:13:30 | More by Cooker_stp
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2.25/5  rDev -27.9%

08-04-2013 18:12:58 | More by Dapper_Dan_Man
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New York

1.5/5  rDev -51.9%

03-21-2013 00:06:37 | More by BGsWo22
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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

01-11-2013 06:34:06 | More by cliff1066
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New York

2/5  rDev -35.9%

06-21-2012 03:55:27 | More by mitch3114
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2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

06-07-2012 15:13:32 | More by OriolesFan1008
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3/5  rDev -3.8%

05-01-2012 01:30:40 | More by drtth
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2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

03-28-2012 20:10:12 | More by TheRuss9585
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3/5  rDev -3.8%

01-23-2012 05:00:52 | More by imperialking
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

12-08-2011 14:18:58 | More by claspada
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3/5  rDev -3.8%

12-07-2011 01:53:54 | More by JohneHoodlum
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3/5  rDev -3.8%

12-02-2011 04:21:10 | More by rab53
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -3.8%

12-01-2011 23:31:19 | More by djrn2
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3/5  rDev -3.8%

11-18-2011 17:08:35 | More by waiting4lunch
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -3.8%

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New York

3/5  rDev -3.8%

11-14-2011 22:18:05 | More by fmccormi
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2.95/5  rDev -5.4%

This beer poured out with a similar red color to what the Anchor Special Ale looks like. The head is minimal along with the lacing. The smell of the beer had some nice spices in there and some pretty good malt aromas too. The taste was a bit watered down in my opinion. Rather disappointing with how light the flavor aspect of this beer was. The mouthfeel was also thin, not overly impressed with what this brew had going for it. Overall I had this once a while back and I don't miss it.

06-19-2011 20:17:36 | More by Knapp85
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South Carolina

3.18/5  rDev +1.9%

i have been assembling full lineups from breweries and randomly doin these horizontal tasings with my family. The saranac one from a couple weeks ago was more then epic as it took months to gather all of these, but it was a hell of a fun night!

clear amber with a good two finger head of white foam on top. Nice side glass presentation after a somewhat slow fade. Decent amount of carbonation coming up from the bottom.

A good amount of nutmeg, maybe a touch of cinnamon and a nice piney aroma rising up through it,The flavor was very nice, goo strong ale with a nice roundd spiceness and a hop fueled finish. Touch of almost a wood like smoked flavor lying deep within and a nice rounded profile. A touch on the sweet side as it warmed, Lighter then I would have thought this was like a nice session ale. Nice smooth feel with a good lingering tastes finished as it was just that good. Light ABV and body made this one you could sip on all night.

Now overall this one was very nice.

04-28-2011 23:23:01 | More by mikesgroove
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3.05/5  rDev -2.2%

Poured into a pint glass...amber-brown in color, 1 finger head...little lacing.

Toasted Nutmeg, Allspice and Orange
Peel tickles the nose.

Nutmeg and fermented fruit are the prevailing tastes...undertones of cinnamon.

Light to medium Mouth feel.

Not a bad seasonal brew...goes down pretty smooth, but nothing special.

11-26-2009 18:05:02 | More by mgbickel
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2.98/5  rDev -4.5%

pours a crystal clear brown with an off white heading. Decent lacing throughout.

Smell is of clove very subtle hops and sweet malts but a yeasty aroma pulls through.

Taste is of burnt caramel and burnt malts topped with a bittering hops.Gives you a sugary kiss that sticks on the lips.

Mouth has a slight sting on the tongue.Medium bodied and a slight sugary overcarbonation.

Drink is drinkable but nothing really standing out about this beer to try it again decent but nothing stellar.

08-18-2009 23:45:57 | More by TheFightfan1
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British Columbia (Canada)

2.55/5  rDev -18.3%

I'm review this with the style in mind...

A: Bubbly, amber-brown, light tan head, slight leg/lace.

S: Light spicing, cloves, nutmeg, toffee and a little vegetal/cabbage aroma.

T: Grainy & spicy with a slight astringency.

M: Light to moderate body, very dry.

D: Definitely below average.

03-27-2009 00:44:10 | More by Derek
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Ontario (Canada)

3.03/5  rDev -2.9%

Thanks Jason for sharing. A winter warmer, or a vegetable beer, I think the latter. Spicey. Advertises the spice, they are faint of cinammon, nutmeg, orange and allspice. Above-average carbonation, a bit of yeast, sourish finish. Lacey and a head. A marginal passable beer.

03-27-2009 00:37:52 | More by Sammy
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3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

It has a dark amber body with just a little bit of head. The lacing is tight all the way to the bottom of the glass. The dark amber body is hazy from all the little carbonation bubbles in it. This beer has a yeasty spice aroma. The taste is that of dark roasted malt. It is very rich in flavor complimented by a bit of spicy flavors. There is also a little bit of burnt bread like flavor. The mouthfeel is quite a bit fizzy with a medium body.

12-30-2008 12:54:14 | More by MTNboy
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Saranac Winter Wassail from Matt Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.