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Saranac Hefeweizen - Matt Brewing Company

Saranac HefeweizenSaranac Hefeweizen

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BA SCORE
79
okay

281 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 281
Reviews: 196
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 12.1%


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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Reviews by puboflyons:
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

4.05/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on May 19, 2012. It begins with a golden-pale yellow pour with a quick fizzy head that settles to a session-long ring and good carbonation. On the nose there is a definite banana and clove ester, both of which overtake the more subtle wheat. The body is light and on the smooth side. The taste ramps up the banana and clove with an almost citrus tart appeal toward the end. Altogether a crisp finish. This was had at the end of a busy day of yard work on an 80-degree day and it felt perfect for the occasion.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 23:39:09 | More by puboflyons
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Saranac Hefeweizen from Matt Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 281 ratings.