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Saranac Black Forest - Matt Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

956 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 956
Reviews: 554
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.44%
Wants: 30
Gots: 27 | 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 digitalflood:
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digitalflood

New York

3.05/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Saranac Black Forest (2013) - Creamy head reduces to good lacing. Thick black color. Good carbonation. Faint smell. Black berries. Thick malty body. Sweet nose. Light malty note. Thin mid-palate berries and syrup. Faint stout bitter note in back palate. Little to no after taste. Very clean. Slight chocolate stout after taste. Very drinkable. Very light despite that heavy look. Wish it had a bit more malt or stout notes. A little too light for a dark beer. 3.0 out of 5. Okay. Not as good as I remember it. Matt's tends to have the occasional iffy beer. Their consistency is sometimes hap hazard and I think that might be the case here.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 02:33:24 | More by digitalflood
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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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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.01/5  rDev -19.1%
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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.

Serving type: bottle

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Saranac Black Forest from Matt Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 956 ratings.