Saranac Helles - Matt Brewing Company
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Reviews by FatSean:
4.83/5 rDev +35.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Wow. Saranac was always a 'second choice' when it came to breweries. I loved them in the early 1990s, but lately their brews seemed to be a bit low on flavor. Not bad or out of balance mind you, just a bit mild. I think they've found their niche with this Summer mix pack. Porters and stouts, not so much...but easy drinking summer beers? Awesome.
This is an excellent example of Helles Lager. The nose is a bit off, and it's a little over-carbonated for my tastes, but the biscuit/bread malts come shining through and the hops are there in proper proportion.
Saranac, by me, is one of the more affordable beers...usually a buck less per six pack. I'll have to see if I can order 12-packs of this brew.
If you like helles lagers, you must try this one.
Serving type: bottle
08-06-2009 23:54:36 | More by FatSean
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Saranac Helles from Matt Brewing Company
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