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Saranac Black Forest - Matt Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,003 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,003
Reviews: 556
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.44%
Wants: 32
Gots: 48 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

BChuck, Jun 13, 2014
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3.01/5  rDev -19.1%

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.

fscottkey, Jun 13, 2014
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Ralphs66, Jun 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

jimpyle48, Jun 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

A- More brown than black, dark body with a thin light tan head.

S- Mild malt aroma, with a hint of roast.

T- Malty, some caramel, some char, somewhat sweet from the malt.

M- Lighter body, medium carbonation, not all that thick and drinks like a medium lager.

O- A decent entry level beer for the style, but nothing that stands out.

stephenjmoore, May 25, 2014
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2.99/5  rDev -19.6%

Pours a darkish liquid. Not a heavy looking "black beer" though. In fact color is kinda "light".

Smell is kinda weak. Hardly overpowering at all.

The taste at first blush was nothing memorable but the after-taste was quite nice.

Not to be confused with Saranac "Black & Tan", this "Black Forest" is superior for sure but the alcohol content is really kinda weak.

The variety pack i purchased only provides 1 Black Forest of the 6. feels like an autumnish beer.

Like I said, it really could really use more alcohol for sure.

beer456, May 18, 2014
Saranac Black Forest from Matt Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,003 ratings.