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Saranac Irish Red Ale - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac Irish Red AleSaranac Irish Red Ale

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BA SCORE
77
okay

284 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 284
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-19-2008)
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BigPlay1824

New York

3.4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed in a pint glass

A: pours a deep amber/red color with some carbonation bubbles and is perfectly clear, pours with a finger of fluffy light tan colored head that has a lot of texture to it and lingers nicely, leaves a nice amount of lacing
S: not much in the nose other than sweet caramel malts and i pick up a slight cinnamon note at the end
T: actually, i was fairly surprised by the taste on this one, nicely sweet, has some great malt notes which become nice and sweet towards the end and linger on the palate just slightly
M: slight carbonation, creamy, leaves the mouth slightly sticky
O: tastes nice enough, i would be happy to see this in a six pack as i dont really love a few of the other offerings in the what ales you mix pack

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2012 00:39:51 | More by BigPlay1824
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Saranac Irish Red Ale from Matt Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 284 ratings.