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Saranac Hefeweizen - Matt Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
okay

284 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 284
Reviews: 196
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 12.1%
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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Jason

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

A- Haze pale orange with three fingers deep of a head that seems to want to stay around.

S- Dusty stale clove, faint banana with a wheat malt sweetness in the nose.

T- Solid wheat malt character holds the beer together. Mild clove-like spiciness milds with a fermented wheat banana twang. Faint nutty yeast in the back with more bready wheat malt.

M- Decent smoothness with a moderate body and flowing carbonation.

D- I did not get tired of drinking this after two bottles.

Certainly a beer to drink in the summer but not a bad beer to have around all year either. Perhaps one of the best beers to come from Matt Brewing IMO.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2005 22:04:48 | More by Jason
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Cloudy pale amber, it has a small-medium white head slowly shrinking to foamy ring.

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Saranac Hefeweizen from Matt Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 284 ratings.