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Saranac Pilsener - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac PilsenerSaranac Pilsener

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BA SCORE
78
okay

98 Ratings
THE BROS
69
poor

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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 15%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 11-28-2000)
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Reviews by QXSTER1:
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QXSTER1

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

If your looking for a Prima Pils or a Pilsner Urquell here your not going to find it. This is more of an attempt at an American style pale lager. Though this pilsener may not live up to the standards of the best of the style it's still a decent beer. Pours a clear gold with a bone white head that settles but doesn't disappear. Flavor is clean with a hint of wheatiness, mostly grain and bread. Hops are not prominent, but cutting the sweetness in the background. Nice short finish. Vastly better than the other mainstream swill that put pilsener on their label.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2002 05:11:52 | More by QXSTER1
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Saranac Pilsener from Matt Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.