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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.

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damndirtyape

Ohio

3.58/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Single bottle (lots of numbers on the bottle, no date I could find) poured into a tumbler.

Appearance: Dark orange-red with light tan foam that is very persistent across the top of the beer. Some lacing noted as I drank it down.

Smell: Some roasted malts...a little cleaner though at the end. What am I looking for here?...A bit of a hoppy lager smell. Not very strong in the smell dept.

Taste: Malts up front followed by a quick metallic taste, then some bitterness and a crisp finish. There is some biscuity aftertaste. Pleasant.

Mouthfeel: Some carbonation on the tongue, about water thickness - not bad, not good; just there and okay.

Drinkability: Very drinkable - goes down easy and quickly and went nicely with a simple fish meal. There are other Irish reds out there I enjoy more though. Still, if it was available, I'd take it.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2010 22:46:10 | More by damndirtyape
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Saranac Irish Red Ale from Matt Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 284 ratings.