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Saranac Bohemian Pilsener - Matt Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
okay

230 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 230
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 16.12%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: generallee on 10-15-2008)
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3.65/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma: citrusy Saaz hops work with bright, alluring malts--smells straight out of Eastern Europe... Appearance: swiftly effervescent, light golden body that rushes up the flute to stimulate a webbing three-finger white head... Palate: medium-bodied, slightly oily at the throat but substantial enough to be a lager... Taste: flavorful, zesty hops that awaken the tongue; refreshingly smooth, with the slightest hint of corn or hay; some banana and clove as well... Overall: pleasant, softly buffering pilsner--definitely a seasonal that I will seek out in its season...

dacrza1, May 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Cloudy light gold in color, with a decent two-inch head of bright white foam.
Aroma-Faint pilsner malt
Taste-Pilsner malt, bready, crisp and smooth. Very faint hop bite. More Saaz would have been more better, in my opinion. That being said, this brew is easily sessionable and would please the masses at a summer cookout.

hosehead83, Apr 09, 2012
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3.13/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Ba Review #145
Served On: 03/23/2012
Glassware: Pilsner Glass
Labeled ABV: -
Date/ Code: 3/31/2012

This was in the 2011 - 12 Beers of Winter mixed 12 pack.

Look: Poured a bright golden yellow color. Very clear with a consistent flow of carbonation bubbles floating upward. Head was a thin ½ finger cap of white spongy foam.

Smell: Wet grass with some citrus. Crisp hops. Aroma was very clean and crisp.

Taste: Upfront was some nice carbonated lemon peal with a sweet malt in the background. I also noticed that interesting twang that most Saranac beers seem to have (yeast maybe? or possibly a base malt they use?). Finish and aftertaste were very clean with some faint citrus lingering.

This is a nice pilsner that showed obvious signs of good quality. It always cracks me up when the Miller Lite commercials refer to their beer as a pilsner.

CraftBeerTastic, Mar 23, 2012
Saranac Bohemian Pilsener from Matt Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 230 ratings.