Saranac Bohemian Pilsener - Matt Brewing Company
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Reviews by Gambrinus1184:
4.13/5 rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into an Otter Creek pint glass.
A: Poured a solid golden yellow color with good clarity and clearly a bit of body to it. A two-finger head of white froth setlles to a bit of a sticky lace.
S: Smells slightly sweet and grainy with a little bit of that Saaz hop spicy bitterness.
T: Taste is smooth and enjoyable. A semisweet and bitter bread malt base gives off slightly toasteed and buttery bviscuit flavors while Saaz and Czech hops go to work adding subtle bitterness and spices to the finish. Surprisingly good for an American version of the classic Czech pilsner.
M: Mouthfeel is smooth and adequately carbonated, leaning more towards being medium bodied and quite quaffable.
D: Smooth, enjoyable, easy drinking brew with a nice blend of flavors and a satisfying, balanced finish. Usually not a Saranac fan, or even a pilsner fan for that matter, but this brew was distinct, and I'll give it its due.
Probably the most surprising and tasty brew out of the Saranac winter variety this year. Unfortunately, Matt Brewing will likely never produce it again or omit it from the variety next year.
Serving type: bottle
12-28-2008 14:46:05 | More by Gambrinus1184
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3.19/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Clean, pale gold beer pours from the glass, leaving a thin, off-white head that is well-retained. Pils malt lends typical aromas of bread and dough, with hints of grain and grass noticeable, and a decent amount of spicy hops as well. Bready flavors are met with grain and barley. The malt sweetness is tamed by the grassy and spicy hops in the finish. Light bodied, this pilsener is also moderately carbonated.
Serving type: bottle
02-12-2013 03:05:53 | More by phishsihq
Saranac Bohemian Pilsener from Matt Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.