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Saranac Black Forest - Matt Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

960 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 960
Reviews: 554
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.44%
Wants: 30
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-15-2001)
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Reviews by BigRedN:
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BigRedN

Nebraska

3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Part of a mixed 6 pack.

Appearance: Poured into a pint glass. The beer is very dark brown to black. My pour produces a thin (about 1/4 inch) brownish head that rapidly fades to nothing.

Smell: Some light malt aromas; a little caramel and lightly roasted malts (a little chocolately). Not really smelling anything that says hops with this one.

Taste: Glad the light aroma does not translate to light taste. Good roasted malts, nothing too bitter on the back end, just enough bitterness to keep it in balance.

Mouthfeel: Medium in body with a natural feeling light unforced carbonation. A little dry on the finish; no aftertaste.

Drinkability: This has been the best beer I have had from my mixed six so far. However, this is not available locally for me to obtain more.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2011 06:31:58 | More by BigRedN
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Saranac Black Forest from Matt Brewing Company. Poured from the bottle into a glass, this had a 1/16th of a finger that went away rather instanstly, pitch black body as expected, and not very much lacing. At all.

I smell rich malt characteristics. Not very much else going on here.

The taste is rich and full with roasted malt. Its not very savory,though. Just bolder than the average lager, I suppose. Which it ought to with this color! I'm gonna make a broad generalization here& say its like Michelob high test, but just a PINCH lighter. All in all, a lager vibe is felt.

Mouthfeel is medium-light. Clean and smooth.

Overall a 3.5 for Saranac Black Forest from Matt Brewing Company. I may buy this brew again.

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S: Nothing prominent on the nose.

T: Hard candy, dark fruits. Sweetness.

M: Light, watery mouth feel.

O: I think this has some sessionability. It is not overly complex or deep. I think I could kick back with a few of these on a hot day. It is not my favorite beer but it brings a little something different to the table.

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Saranac Black Forest from Matt Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 960 ratings.