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Saranac Black Forest - Matt Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

955 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 955
Reviews: 553
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.44%
Wants: 30
Gots: 26 | 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 jordoo:
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jordoo

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poored into a pint glass.

Large chocolate ice cream colored head tops a deep dark mahogony body. Head receided but did last the duration while also leaving some splotches of lace here and there. Smell is grassy hops, roatsed and sweet malts to go with some slight chocolate. The tatse is sweet molassas flavored malts upfront but has a nice bit of grassy hop flavor throughout while also hitting chocolate and dark fruit notes. Nice light finish for a beer that looks syrupy. Its got a medium body but is very smooth with good flavor thats not overwelming making it extremely drinkable.

By far my favorite Saranac brew.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2008 18:22:50 | More by jordoo
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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.

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Saranac Black Forest from Matt Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 955 ratings.