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Saranac Black Forest - Matt Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

963 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 963
Reviews: 555
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.44%
Wants: 30
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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Tr0janSlay3r

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.5%

08-02-2013 18:46:53 | More by Tr0janSlay3r
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nicholas2121

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2014 01:43:26 | More by nicholas2121
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smurphy493

New York

5/5  rDev +34.4%

07-24-2014 22:33:15 | More by smurphy493
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ReadingRambler

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

07-24-2014 22:14:20 | More by ReadingRambler
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speedball33

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +21%

07-23-2014 17:19:59 | More by speedball33
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New York

2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

07-21-2014 14:28:11 | More by poohbearzeccola
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

07-15-2014 19:55:41 | More by AndyBSound
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jp312

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

07-14-2014 23:23:10 | More by jp312
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Caveworm

Ohio

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2014 05:21:19 | More by Caveworm
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j0hnc2468

New York

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

07-09-2014 23:45:26 | More by j0hnc2468
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Pariah

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +21%

07-09-2014 21:26:45 | More by Pariah
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

07-07-2014 16:42:15 | More by jdelbalzo99
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

07-06-2014 23:26:46 | More by ffshore545
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New York

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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Sean_King

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-03-2014 15:32:56 | More by Sean_King
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

06-26-2014 17:44:22 | More by TheBeerNation
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Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.5%

06-22-2014 01:29:14 | More by MrBIP
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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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fscottkey

New York

3.01/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Looks black - but there is light penetration that makes it look like a dark red. Forms a 1 1/2 finger tan head. The head is nce and dense

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2014 02:58:06 | More by fscottkey
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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West Virginia

3/5  rDev -19.4%

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Saranac Black Forest from Matt Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 963 ratings.