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Saranac Black Forest - Matt Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

967 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 967
Reviews: 555
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 29
Gots: 31 | 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%
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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4.33/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Saranac Black Forest brewed by Matt brewing Company with an ABV of 5.5% This brew pours out a dark brown color with a nice off white head. It put you in the mind of black coffee. The smell is rich with sweetness and some grains. The taste is sweet and smooth but rich. There is a lot going on in this brew. There is nothing overpowering in this brew. Black Forest has a nice balance to it. The sweetness in this brew is just right. The mouthfeel is smooth and rich. Matt Brewing company did a nice job with this one. Overall I'm giving this 4.5 out 5. I would buy this brew again.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
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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Saranac Black Forest from Matt Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 967 ratings.