Saranac Black Lager - Matt Brewing Company
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Reviews by drperm:
3.03/5 rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured into my pilsener glass.
A: Looks a bit like Dr. Pepper in my glass. Handsome, translucent brown with copper notes as the light passes through. A thin tan foam gets thinner as it sits atop.
S: Smells like beer. Smells like lager beer. A nose reminiscent of dark Vienna lager (say, Negra Modelo), very much malt-forward.
T: Simple, humble, straightforward, not bad. A bit watery, but nicely roasty-malty. No pretense with this one. A hint of chocolate shows up at the end if you're patient.
M: Somewhat watery throughout.
D: Not bad, not great: Average. One could work through a few of these with no problem. Don't drink it too cold or you'll miss out on some subtle notes. Try with meatloaf and mashed potatoes.
Serving type: bottle
01-18-2010 22:37:48 | More by drperm
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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.