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Saranac Maple Porter - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac Maple PorterSaranac Maple Porter

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BA SCORE
81
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112 Ratings
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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 16.48%
Wants: 6
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-07-2009)
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timmy2b

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

07-20-2014 03:48:57 | More by timmy2b
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

05-08-2014 22:47:58 | More by Durandal_777
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AMCimpi

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

04-17-2014 18:03:27 | More by AMCimpi
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someoneintheroad

New York

4.18/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this beer with the Saranac winter mix. Really loved the strong, but not overpowering maple flavor with the slight bitterness of this winter beer. I would have really liked to have seen Saranac continue making this one. Great for enjoying on cold nights.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 05:59:46 | More by someoneintheroad
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Ladyfortuna

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

12-12-2013 05:34:00 | More by Ladyfortuna
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sirsteve42

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

12-06-2013 03:08:25 | More by sirsteve42
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Cooker_stp

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-18-2013 14:51:46 | More by Cooker_stp
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kb2250

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

05-23-2013 01:31:52 | More by kb2250
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DmanGTR

Florida

4/5  rDev +11.7%

02-06-2013 04:09:00 | More by DmanGTR
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phishbone23

New York

3/5  rDev -16.2%

01-25-2013 14:35:02 | More by phishbone23
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

12-25-2012 17:21:50 | More by cliff1066
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sendbeer

Georgia

1/5  rDev -72.1%

12-03-2012 20:02:46 | More by sendbeer
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Mart1


3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

09-08-2012 17:37:21 | More by Mart1
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pagardner

Virginia

4/5  rDev +11.7%

06-02-2012 00:29:03 | More by pagardner
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avisong

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

04-26-2012 02:57:56 | More by avisong
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dananabanana

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark brown, but not quite black. Thin layer of white foam, it almost looks like a Coca-Cola. Lacing is pretty strong (white spots, not streaky).

S: Dark malt and caramel. Strong coffee notes. A vague hint of cream or vanilla.

T: Perhaps a hint of bourbon. Strong malt, some coffee bitterness but not too overwhelming. Maple comes through at the end. The sweetness is too artificial in flavor.

M: The maple flavor makes it nice and smooth.

O: Heavy in the stomach, but smooth on the palate. Drinakble, but there are better porters out there.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2012 22:17:44 | More by dananabanana
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TheRuss9585

Vermont

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

03-28-2012 20:08:46 | More by TheRuss9585
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deonreds

New York

4/5  rDev +11.7%

03-18-2012 06:32:45 | More by deonreds
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jsboates


4/5  rDev +11.7%

03-11-2012 20:44:53 | More by jsboates
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mikerems

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

03-07-2012 06:05:02 | More by mikerems
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Bockrules

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass

A - Pours a slightly used motor oil brown with bronze highlights. Only a few small bubbles rise to the one finger, tanish head. Head stays intact about halfway down the glass. Leaves behind a few splotches of lacing at the bottom of the glass.

S - Plenty of maple syrup smell with hints of chocolate and caramel. There are hints of earthy hops as well.

T - Maple syrup upfront. The body is ruled by chocolate and caramel malt with plenty of earthy hops. More earthy hop notes as the beer passes over the back of the tongue followed by a chocolate chip pancake covered in way too much syrup finish.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

The last beer from the Saranac winter back I bought back east as an undergraduate a few years ago. Despite being a couple years old, this beer tasted about as expected - like an acceptable brown ale-to-porter with a heap of maple syrup added to it. I'm still on the fence about adding extraneous ingredients to beers as this came off a little artificial tasting. I'd drink it again if I stumbled upon another Saranac winter craft pack for $10, but it's not something I would seek out.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2012 05:30:51 | More by Bockrules
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rxthree

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -16.2%

12-26-2011 21:59:04 | More by rxthree
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claspada

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

12-08-2011 14:19:28 | More by claspada
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rab53

Washington

3/5  rDev -16.2%

12-02-2011 04:14:54 | More by rab53
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -16.2%

12-01-2011 23:20:04 | More by djrn2
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Saranac Maple Porter from Matt Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.