Saranac Irish Red Ale - Matt Brewing Company
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Reviews by tchenery:
3.65/5 rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This beer pours very bright. It has a thin slightly off-white head and when you hold it up to the light it does shine reddish.
On first smell I'm picking up roasted malts. It smells sweet.
The taste is an extension of the smell. It's very full flavored malty ale with some residual sweetness. Not much hops on this one but I wasn't expecting them due to style. It is probably as close to a lager as an ale will ever get in terms of smoothness and subtle flavors.
Mouthfeel is full but not too heavy. It's a very well rounded feeling beer.
Drinkability is very high. Much like the other Saranacs this one can be thrown back with ease time and time again.
Serving type: bottle
01-25-2011 00:24:17 | More by tchenery
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4.25/5 rDev +26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
This beer is a go to for me for the fall. I don't know why Saranac doesn't make this a stand alone seasonal. The flavor is full and smooth. It had a very clean finish which is to be expected from Saranac. One of my favorites. Very malty. Hops don't really come through which is fine. Overall one of the best Irish reds out there.
Serving type: on-tap
11-02-2013 04:03:19 | More by TDWynne
Saranac Irish Red Ale from Matt Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 275 ratings.