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Saranac Hefeweizen - Matt Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
okay

286 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 286
Reviews: 196
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 12.39%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 10-22-2002)
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3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a very good hefeweizen and one of the better Saranac beers that I've had.

Cloudy pale amber, it has a small-medium white head slowly shrinking to foamy ring.

Aroma is nice, full banana, pear, bread aroma with some clove.

Taste is juicy-zesty, faint lemony-grassy element, nice full feel and texture, a very good, well-rounded hefeweizen character.

Offa, Sep 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.3/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Way too carbonated for a Hefe, the color was not yellow nor the appearance unfiltered. Tons of carbonation lines the edge of the glass and gives this beer a really cheap look.

The scent is softly clove but more banana. Weak but not absent the scent is nice and fruity when you find it.

The taste is very appropriate with clove and fruity banana but the banana is at the front and quite nice. Wishes for a simply stronger fruitiness this Hefe lives up to the expectation of the style but is simply too weak and or cheap.

KYGunner, Mar 31, 2013
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2.65/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Another of my local, in-person trader, tone77's latest drop-off.

From the bottle: "This traditional German-style wheat beer (pronounced hay-fuh-vite-zen) remains unfiltered to preserve its natural smooth flavor and aroma. Don't be alarmed by its cloudy appearance or noticable sediment. The slight banana and clove aroma comes from authentic German Hefeweizen yeast. Crafted from winter wheat, two row malt with Mittelfreuh and Tettnang hops, it has a light and refreshing finish. Enjoy!"

I went with a very aggro pour as this is a hefeweizen and not a kristalweizen. As such, I got just over a finger of fluffy, bone-white head with decent retention. Color was a cloudy orangish-yellow. Nose was more of clove than banana, which is more towards my sensibilities anyway. Mouthfeel was thin and watery and the taste was fairly bland. It was faintly spicy with clove esters, but overall, it was a stretch to say that there was much there. Finish was likewise bland. I'll keep trying.

woodychandler, Mar 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

bsopko, Mar 01, 2013
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Saranac Hefeweizen from Matt Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 286 ratings.