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Saranac Black Forest - Matt Brewing Company

Saranac Black ForestSaranac Black Forest

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BA SCORE
84
good

915 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 915
Reviews: 550
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.44%


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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Vendetta

New Jersey

2.42/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Pours black, decent sized brown head. Lacing.

Aroma is of malt, coffee, dry roastiness. Though not incredibly present, it does the job during the sip.

The taste is somewhat good -- very roasted, coffee. Malty.

The true downfall of this beer is the mouthfeel. Holy carbonation. This is more carbonated than even most of the light beers and might be the most overcarbonated beer that I've ever tried. It completely ruined the experience for me, and I'll be steering way clear of this. It also severely damaged the drinkability of the beer itself.

It's a shame, too, because the makings are there for a quality brew but the execution just fell fall short. Disappointing.

Serving type: growler

02-08-2009 20:30:40 | More by Vendetta
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Saranac Black Forest from Matt Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 915 ratings.