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Saranac Amber Wheat - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac Amber WheatSaranac Amber Wheat

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92 Ratings
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 12.24%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Dark Wheat Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-18-2009)
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

10-22-2013 15:53:59 | More by RBorsato
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

08-18-2013 00:11:02 | More by Cooker_stp
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South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

12-07-2012 22:54:00 | More by Damian74Shensky
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -3%

09-04-2012 00:17:49 | More by jurbanik
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

08-08-2012 13:25:07 | More by M_Burkey
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2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

07-16-2012 20:40:39 | More by skiit13
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

04-15-2012 21:22:51 | More by abrodsky
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

03-28-2012 20:04:10 | More by TheRuss9585
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

02-01-2012 02:20:57 | More by AndrewMichael
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

01-30-2012 00:58:31 | More by Goldfishman
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -10.4%

01-03-2012 15:31:46 | More by kelvarnsen
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

12-07-2011 01:44:14 | More by JohneHoodlum
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

12-02-2011 04:08:53 | More by rab53
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -10.4%

12-01-2011 23:07:54 | More by djrn2
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

11-20-2011 21:36:34 | More by animal69
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3.18/5  rDev -5.1%

Part of a Beers of the World pack from Cost Plus World Market.

Pours a murky honey orange with a 1 inch whitish-orange head that fades to a film on the top of the beer. Foamy patches of lace sink back down into the remaining beer with each sip. Smell is of wheat and toasted grains. Overall smell is pretty subdued really. Taste is of toasted grain, caramel, and some wheat flavors. A bread-like aftertaste after each sip. Carbonation level is pretty good with a crisp and clean mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer. My first of this style so I can cross this off the style list. I wouldn't get this one again.

08-04-2011 03:00:30 | More by UCLABrewN84
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South Carolina

2.98/5  rDev -11%

dark brown color that yielded a big head of tan that faded quickly and only moderatly coated the sides of the glass. interesting, but nothing really to go nuts over. aroma is off chocolate, wet hay, moldy grain and campfire smoke, it just did not work for me, i wish it had, as i wanted it too. the flavor was a touch better as the chocolate died down and more of the grains and a touch of dark fruit came through which served it much better.

06-24-2011 02:13:03 | More by mikesgroove
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3.35/5  rDev 0%

A- Copper-amber. Decent head retention. No lacing. Considering they call it unfiltered it is relatively clear. Kind of odd but alas it's a decent looking beer.
S- Toasted bread, caramel and a bit of wheat aroma.
T- Malty with toast and caramel being the big flavors in this one. Enjoyable but pretty simple. I really didn't get much of definite wheat presence in this one. In this sense it was a bit disappointing.
M- Lighter than it should have been. Decent carbonation.
O- A decent beer, but nothing all that memorable. Easy drinking, but I didn't find it as wheaty as the label suggested.

04-17-2011 03:37:35 | More by jsprain1
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New York

3.13/5  rDev -6.6%

Poured a dark copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. Sparkling clear. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a chalky faint caramel and a slightly toasted malt.

The taste was light and rather neutral with traces of caramel and wheat.

The mouthfeel was thin for the style.

Overall an uneventful experience.

01-28-2011 02:20:44 | More by plaid75
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New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev +8.4%

From notes from a tasting of this summers 12.

A-Cloudy medium amber with a large creamy eggshell head that settles a bit then sticks around.

S-Cream wheat and malt

T-Predominantly malts but a rather thin profile overall. There is not much going on here complexity-wise. A touch of citrus.

M-Light, and a decent quencher.

D-Pretty decent overall brew to knock back in the hot summer sun, but nothing to call home about. Another, sure, why not.

12-06-2010 01:18:56 | More by caddybuyer
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3.53/5  rDev +5.4%

Served in a Devil's Backbone weizen glass.

I think this finally finishes off my 12 Beers of Summer box. I think. It pours a hazy amber-tawny topped by a finger or so of creamy ecru foam. The nose comprises wheat, grass, flowers, light walnuts, and a touch of rye bread. The taste holds notes of dull wheat, light walnuts, flowers, light greens, and some earthy hops. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly grainy feel. Overall, a nice bit o' brew, nothing fancy or special, but easily drinkable and a decent change-up for a summer beer.

11-21-2010 23:54:23 | More by TMoney2591
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New York

3.03/5  rDev -9.6%

Poured a 12 oz bottle from the summer collection into my mug.

A. Chestnut colored body with about 2 fingers of off white foamy head that has fallen to a cap after about 5 minutes.

S. I can smell sweet toasted malts and some caramel and yeasty aromas.

T. Pretty straight forward clean and cold flavor. Not much in the way of depth of flavor but its got some nice earthy, malty, and some citrus flavors to it.

M. Light and clean. Definitely has lager characteristics and leaves a pleasant aftertaste on the pallate.

D. I definitely don't mind this beer but it isn't very special. I'm glad there aren't more than two to drink otherwise they might hang around for a while.

11-14-2010 23:54:26 | More by bourbonbock
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3.35/5  rDev 0%

Part of the Saranac Beers of Summer Box - $13.48 at Sherlock's in Marietta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours an ever so lightly clouded, amber-tan body with a 1½-inch head of off-white foam.

Smell: An assortment compiled of scant notes smelling of toast, chocolate, yeast, apple, and past-its-prime spice. A decent array, but nothing in there ever really reaches out and grabs you. None of it.

Taste: Malty albeit mild impressions of chocolate, powdered toast, and light caramel with sweetness a notch or two above the 'medium' setting. Hint of pear and a sparkling apple juice. Pinch of spice. Vaguely herbal hops with a minimal amount of bitterness. There's a return of the choco-toast taste before the crisp, fast finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Drinkability: It's lightness and looseness keep this one bland and mediocre. Not bad, mind you, just a gulp, a yawn, and it's gone.

11-04-2010 13:17:31 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Saranac Amber Wheat from Matt Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.