Saranac Black Forest - Matt Brewing Company
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Reviews by evanackerman:
3.83/5 rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Purchased this beer in a "Mini Growler", beer pours a nice dark brown with a billowing head, nice lacing as beer is enjoyed.
aroma is brown bread/molasses with a touch of piney hops, very nice.
taste is tosted malt, with a touch of hope bitterness, not an overly aggressive flavor profile, tastes a bit like a tamed down porter, enjoyable flavor but not outstanding.
mouthfeel is good but could have a bit more viscosity.
overall, a solid beer, there are just not enough of this great style produced in the US, my favorite is Sprecher's Black Bavarian but I can't get that here in Maine, Saranac Black forest is an acceptable substitute.
Serving type: growler
09-28-2008 18:52:41 | More by evanackerman
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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.
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2014 05:21:19 | More by Caveworm
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
Saranac Black Forest from Matt Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 956 ratings.