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Saranac Black Lager - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac Black LagerSaranac Black Lager

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77
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97 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-07-2009)
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Reviews by Kinsman:
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Kinsman

California

3.85/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Not really black as the name implies, but darker than other german lagers. Has a thin off-white head that leaves a nice lace

S: Has a bit of a roasted character to it and a slight aroma from the hops

T: A well rounded body of roasted malt, with a bit of lager yeast character and hop bitterness

M: Over a medium feel in the mouth, but plenty of body for this style.

D: While I haven't been able to find the Saranac Black Forest around here, I can't see how this can be much different from that beer. Overall very drinkable schwarzbier, that has made me want to try Black Forest.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2009 00:57:16 | More by Kinsman
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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.

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Saranac Black Lager from Matt Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.