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Saranac Brown Ale - Matt Brewing Company

Saranac Brown AleSaranac Brown Ale

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301 Ratings
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Ratings: 301
Reviews: 239
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 11.47%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: shirfan on 10-24-2006)
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stckhndlr

Virginia

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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Saranac Brown Ale from Matt Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 301 ratings.