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Saranac Hefeweizen - Matt Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
okay

287 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 287
Reviews: 196
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | 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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Photo of JRed
2.78/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours deep, hazy golden in body with white head that fades to a thin film on top. Smells pop tart: candy vanilla, citrus, lemon cookie. Tastes like seltzer with vague notes of vanilla, lemon cookie, a bit of grass, citrus peel, hint of clove. Light in body with medium carbonation but zappy on the palate. A careless hefeweizen but drinkable.

JRed, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of 59rockabilly
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

59rockabilly, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of Jeckel
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Jeckel, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of buffcityx
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

buffcityx, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of M_Burkey
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

M_Burkey, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of bubseymour
4/5  rDev +15.6%

bubseymour, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of cujim
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

cujim, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of PKing
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

PKing, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of GiantMidget
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

GiantMidget, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.5/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 ounce bottle - $1.49 at Charlie's Beer and Wine in Marietta, Georgia. BB Sep 2012.

Appearance: Pours a lightly cloudy, darkish, dull orange-hued body with an ultra thin, white head that's gone in seconds.

Smell: Some malted wheat, some raw grain, some banana, some clove. Not much going on at all.

Taste: Lightly grainy, malted wheat with a low level of sweetness. Powdered sugar atop stale bananas. Pop of clove spiciness, which is the predominate taste until the hohum finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: A rather weak, cheerless rendition of the style.

ChainGangGuy, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of skiit13
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

skiit13, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of BlakeDannen
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

BlakeDannen, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of reagbr8
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

reagbr8, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of Dizzy242
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Dizzy242, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of jrs3082
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

jrs3082, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of vfgccp
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

vfgccp, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of dspencer714
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

dspencer714, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of williahd
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

williahd, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of mfigueroa713
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

mfigueroa713, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of corby112
2.4/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a slight cloudy, pale golden yellow color with a half finger white head that immediately fizzles into a thin ring. No lacing.

Earthy, slightly spicy aroma with some grassy hops and zesty clove followed by some bready yeast and light fruit. Floral but kind of bland with most of the traditional heffe notes kind of muted. Hints of apple, pear and subtle banana.

On the lighter end of medium bodied with tight carbonation and a prominent zesty spice presence up front. Lots of peppery clove and coriander that lingers throughout and dominates the flavor. There's also some dry earthy, grassy hops up front which are countered by subtle bready yeast and light fruit notes. Hints of apple and pear with subtle banana but surprisingly there's hardly any citrus flavor at all. Not offensive but kind of bland and not very flavorful.

corby112, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of mitch3114
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

mitch3114, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of Kunstman
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Kunstman, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of dreis
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

dreis, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of Bike2work
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Bike2work, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of Maseitz
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Maseitz, Jun 06, 2012
Saranac Hefeweizen from Matt Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 287 ratings.