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Saranac Brown Ale - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac Brown AleSaranac Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
77
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317 Ratings
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Ratings: 317
Reviews: 240
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 12.13%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: shirfan on 10-24-2006

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3.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Review for CHAI BROWN not currently on BA but want to track all my beers in 2015. Saranac was one of my first craft beers over 20 years ago! Surprisingly liked the chai brown, more of a holiday beer. Nice dark brown flavor and strong spiced aroma. Good spice vs brown malt combo, neither overwhelms the other, taste settles evenly and lingers in the mouth. Well worth a try, this was a good,standard consumer beer.

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Photo of Brenden
3.31/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This one is a dark brown color, and it looks appropriate as the style tends to be exactly this color or close to it, but not heavy, and allowing some light in. The khaki-colored head is nothing impressive in size, though it is tight for a little while. it doesn't leave much of itself behind, though.
The aroma's got something to it, not as weak as the style tends to be (though some brewers are blowing the lid off it, so to speak). It's got the caramel malts with the toasty back along with light notes of brewed coffee and cocoa with a touch of something leafy and lightly earthy. It's malt-forward but with a bit of hops.
More roast comes out in the flavor, and while there's a touch of toast to start it off it's replaced by the roast. The flavor has a touch of nuttiness not found in the aroma, with caramel malts balanced by the leafy and maybe slightly citric hops that aren't quite so well in tune in the end.
The feel is good, though I'd prefer a stronger medium body to this lighter one. it is crisp without being too crisp with a little smoothness.

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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Saranac Brown Ale from Matt Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 317 ratings.