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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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stephenjmoore

Maryland

3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2014 02:32:15 | More by stephenjmoore
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beer456

New York

2.99/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2014 20:30:04 | More by beer456
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davidwhatshisnam

New York

2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

05-10-2014 19:40:05 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

05-08-2014 22:59:24 | More by Durandal_777
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drfreon

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

05-08-2014 19:55:14 | More by drfreon
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

05-05-2014 21:55:49 | More by MikeWard
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MrBoh

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

05-04-2014 19:31:20 | More by MrBoh
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Uncledoobz

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

05-04-2014 02:08:58 | More by Uncledoobz
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wisegreensoul

New York

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

05-01-2014 15:10:39 | More by wisegreensoul
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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

04-29-2014 17:54:56 | More by ramrod666
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wrightst

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

04-28-2014 03:10:29 | More by wrightst
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Nachtkrieger

New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

04-26-2014 23:46:36 | More by Nachtkrieger
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WillWillows

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

04-26-2014 23:05:30 | More by WillWillows
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JOldewurtel

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

04-23-2014 19:43:31 | More by JOldewurtel
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D-18V

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

04-22-2014 14:08:44 | More by D-18V
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voxhumana

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

04-18-2014 01:08:47 | More by voxhumana
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +7.5%

04-17-2014 20:55:44 | More by SkinniePost
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AMCimpi

New York

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

04-17-2014 17:59:57 | More by AMCimpi
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gwiedman1

New York

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

04-13-2014 21:24:35 | More by gwiedman1
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tymets24

New York

4/5  rDev +7.5%

04-09-2014 22:34:30 | More by tymets24
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Mikexw

New York

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

04-08-2014 19:32:04 | More by Mikexw
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mooseisloose

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

04-06-2014 02:09:17 | More by mooseisloose
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Boone757

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

04-01-2014 02:07:51 | More by Boone757
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bconsidine

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

03-31-2014 16:39:34 | More by bconsidine
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ZOSO2192

New York

3/5  rDev -19.4%

03-30-2014 19:04:40 | More by ZOSO2192
Saranac Black Forest from Matt Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 955 ratings.