Saranac Brown Ale - Matt Brewing Company
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Reviews by stckhndlr:
2.58/5 rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
A- Dark Ruby red hue with a tan 1 finger head. Looks like there is some sediment floating in this one.
S- Some dark cherry notes with a hint of chocolate malt. There is a smell here that I can't quite pinpoint but it smells off.
t- Malt flavor is strong. Caramelish dark fruit. a bit of hidden smoke with bitters on the end from the hops. very short finish of flavors but the bitters stick on the tongue for a few more seconds.
M- Theres a carbonation that stays in the mouth like you get after drinking a birch beer soda. it just lingers. Kind of dry and a bit thin.
O- This beer has an off flavor that doesn't appeal to me. Half of it I like and half I don't. Unfortunately I could not finish this one.
Serving type: bottle
04-18-2011 04:56:15 | More by stckhndlr
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3.3/5 rDev -2.9%
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.
Serving type: bottle
09-10-2013 20:59:34 | More by Brenden
Saranac Brown Ale from Matt Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 301 ratings.