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Saranac Bohemian Pilsener - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac Bohemian PilsenerSaranac Bohemian Pilsener

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230 Ratings

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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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4/5  rDev +19.4%

DirtyPenny, Mar 19, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

deonreds, Mar 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

buffalobeerfan, Mar 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

Beer4Baltimore, Mar 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

mikerems, Mar 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

MattPS, Mar 03, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

chrispoint, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
3.4/5  rDev +1.5%

This beer poured out as a clear pale yellow color with a fluffy white head on top. The smell of the beer was grainy with some soft grassy notes on the nose. The taste of the beer was decent, it had some light earthy flavors mixed with a bit of sweet grain with the lager yeast finishing up. The mouthfeel was thin but had a decent carbonation to it. Overall, Not the best Pilsner out there but I found it to be a good beer to start a night with and move on from there.

Knapp85, Feb 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

DrinkSlurm, Feb 06, 2012
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2/5  rDev -40.3%

jfcaa193, Feb 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

tommyd313, Feb 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

Goldfishman, Jan 30, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

prisdefer, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of tobelerone
3.53/5  rDev +5.4%

Pale yellow, totally clear, smallish head, fair retention, good lace.

Classic pilsener aroma and taste; Saaz hops, grass, light floral notes, well balanced with a faintly sweet malt flavor.

Moderate carbonation, medium-thin body, a bit watery, easy to drinking. Feels like it could be a bit crisper.

Not bad, not great. Decent Pils, fairly refreshing, but lacking the clean, crisp character of the best of the style.

tobelerone, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of jaasen64
3.4/5  rDev +1.5%

A- Golden, very translucent, average carbonation, little head.

S- Standard pilsner malty bitterness at first. At a closer smell slightly fruity/earthy smell, hints of pineapple.

T- Standard malty pilsener taste. Slight sweet/fruity aftertaste.

M- Light to medium bodied. Average carbonation. Drinkable.

O- Overall not a bad pilsener. Pretty nice aftertaste. Slightly above average.

jaasen64, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of ppoitras
3.33/5  rDev -0.6%

12oz bottle purchased as part of the Saranac winter mixed 12-pack at Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA.

Poured into a nonic, formed a 1/2" white head over the slightly cloudy golden brew. Head recedes gradually, with slow-falling lace. Aroma is lightly sweet with a vegetal tinge. Where's the Saaz?

Taste starts with pale malt sweetness, lemony in the middle, with a medium crisp bitter close. Saaz is here, but muted. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth, and drinkability is alright as well. Comes off kind of dumbed down, was hoping for a bit more depth in the flavors.

ppoitras, Jan 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

timbobandit, Jan 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

mattk614, Jan 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

NHSTEVE, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of blakelive784
2.68/5  rDev -20%

12 fl oz bottle served in a snifter, reviewed live:

A - Pours a transparent straw golden color with a thin 1 finger head (even after an aggressive pour). Retention is awful.

S - Clean barley, light spice, honey, and some very light hops. Mild scent.

T - Classic pilsner malt, unrefined cereal grain, and incredibly light grassy and spicy hops notes. It's simple, and not in a good way. A bit watery, even.

M - Light bodied, carbonated well, but a bit too slick for my tastes.

D - It's not a terrible pils, but it suffers from simplicity and fair quality. Not one I'll have again.

blakelive784, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of TheDeuce
3.95/5  rDev +17.9%

Saranac Bohemian Pilsner….in a bottle out of the 24 beers of Christmas Pack.

Appearance-poured out of a the bottle with a bold bright golden color. Two fingers of solid head arise and stay.

Smell-light malt with a pilsner background, a dash of hay and grain, light hops. Nothing overwhelming but well balanced.

Taste/Mouthfeel-light to medium mouthfeel, sharp palate blend of light hops and grassy character that was foreshadowed in the nose. Nice smoothness and a light finish on the tongue, the beer goes down quickly and is refreshing.

Overall-a very nice pilsner, doesn’t try to do too much but remains balanced and refreshing. A winner.

TheDeuce, Jan 07, 2012
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2/5  rDev -40.3%

spatula212, Jan 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

AWS2111, Jan 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

rdub, Jan 01, 2012
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3.58/5  rDev +6.9%

Pours a pale gold with a good amount of soft, white head that has great retention. The nose is grassy with a faint malt note. The taste is malty up front and slightly sweet, and then the Saaz hops come in and add balance and a nice earthy, grassy finish. This is a light bodied, well carbonated, very smooth beer.

This is a pretty good beer. It's brewed to style so nothing exceptional here, but it's smooth and balanced. The slight sweetness is really the only drawback.

tdm168, Dec 28, 2011
Saranac Bohemian Pilsener from Matt Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 230 ratings.