Saranac Black Lager - Matt Brewing Company
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Reviews by BeerPhan86:
3.38/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
A - Pours a very dark blackish-brown (shocking) with a 2 finger light brown head. Resembles a stout but is not opaque.
S - Roasted malt, caramel, and earthy aromas. Reminds me of an Oktoberfest. Mild smells, nothing too intense.
T - Dark roasted malts at first, then some chocolate and coffee hints. Slightly sour tasting, but not as fruity as Black Forest. Lightly tastes of hops in the finish.
M - Pretty silky and medium bodied, a bit too flat for me.
D - Some people would session this but I don't tend to session dark beers because they give me terrible hangovers.
Overall not bad, but definitely the weakest in the winter pack which is otherwise quite good this year. If I were buying a six pack I would opt for Black Forest over this any day.
Serving type: bottle
10-27-2009 01:07:21 | More by BeerPhan86
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3.2/5 rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: A medium-light copper with excellent clarity. The head is a long lasting, off-white
S: There is a light roasted malt character that seems strange and unpleasant at first. Moderately-light chocolate malt aroma with some graininess. There is a light earthy hops aroma. Not much else, just a fairly clean lagered beer.
T: A light malt sweetness with a light cocoa flavor. The hops provided a moderately-light bitterness and a very-light earth hops flavor. The balance is even. The finish is somewhat towards the dry. The after taste is slightly of bittersweet chocolate.
M: a medium-light bodied beer with moderate carbonation.
O: Almost an amber lager like a vienna with a hand full of chocolate malt. The chocolate character is pretty light and would benefit from more support from complimenting roasted gain character.
Serving type: bottle
12-30-2012 03:36:19 | More by MadScientist
Saranac Black Lager from Matt Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.