Saranac Helles - Matt Brewing Company
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4.1/5 rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
From notes on 5/11/09.
That's what a nice lager should look like--pale, clear gold with a 1.2 inch white, white head that quickly fizzes away to a loose collar.
Sweet malty goodness on the nose. Some light spicy citrus hiding in the background. There's also some applewood aroma for me mixed with more clean malt.
Malts come through first, followed by clean and not really sweet fruity hints. Then the hops clean up-dry lightly fruity--no American hops here!
The mouth on this is engaging--poppy, sparky, lively, snappy all come to mind. This fizzes and bubbles over the tongue and all the way through the swallow. Thin but not watery.
This was impressive to me--I'm not really familiar with the style, but a delicious offering here. I only wish it were 90F outside instead of 60F! Refreshing, balanced, great!
Saranac 12 beers of summer pack is at 3/3.
Serving type: bottle
05-13-2009 21:40:44 | More by smerkinb
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