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Utica Club - Matt Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
64
poor

114 Ratings
THE BROS
59
awful

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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 2.66
pDev: 28.95%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: IrishRedRock on 09-25-2002)
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev +40.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #44 (Sep 2010):

Fizzy head, decent amount of lace though. Shiny yellow clarity. Dried grass, cooked veggies and a touch of apple skin in the nose. Dry mouthfeel with a bitty, almost fluffy light body. Clean palate, very clean. Grainy with dried grass, bread crust and cooked cereal flavors throughout. Hop bitterness is there to balance; not much flavor to account for. Cooked veggies and a mild mineral or salty hints in the dry finish. Super clean, with enough flavor to certainly rival many of the other Retro Lagers hyped these days.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2011 18:27:37 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Todd

Colorado

1.2/5  rDev -54.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Got this sample from a guy that does marketing for breweries. Apparently there's going to be a big push to revitalize the Utica brand. Hmm ... why?

UC comes in a 12oz brown bottle. "Brewed from the best quality malt, grains, and choicest hopes. Absolutely pure." This was also the first beer sold in the US after prohibition. Labeled as "XX Pure" and a "Pilsener Lager Beer" ... can we get a bit more redundant?

Pours a bright and clear pale golden beer. Highly carbonated and capped with a foamy, slightly sticky, pure white head.

Metallic aroma. Cooked veggies. Musty. Sweet corn and grain. Not very inviting, to say the least.

Smooth-bodied, light and creamy on the palate. Consistency is extremely thin, as are all characteristics of this beer. Grainy and oddly sweet with notes of veggies (mostly corn) that stick to the palate with an oily feel. More metallic and musty notes. No real bitterness to talk about. Finish is way too dominate, odd and unpalatable. Flavours seem un-beer-like. Where's the crispness? Where's the refreshment?

In short, this beer is quite hard to stick down your neck. In fact, I'm wincing with each sip, hoping to end this review. If you're looking for an post-Prohibition American Pils, there's much better examples ... like Schlitz, PBR or even a Bud. Skip UC.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2003 16:15:37 | More by Todd
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Utica Club has a medium-to-thick white head, a mostly clear, golden appearance, with minimal lacing but very noticeable fine particulate matter suspended throughout. The aroma is of sweet grain and a slight sourdough note. Taste is of those elements, with just the faintest hop bitternes, some paper, and also an unfortunate chalky aspect. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Utica Club finishes refreshing and pretty crisp.

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Utica Club from Matt Brewing Company
64 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.