Saranac Hefeweizen - Matt Brewing Company
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2.5/5 rDev -28%
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.
07-20-2012 23:42:45 | More by ChainGangGuy
2.4/5 rDev -30.8%
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.
06-21-2012 04:53:24 | More by corby112
3.23/5 rDev -6.9%
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Less than a finger of head. Color was golden orange, slightly hazy. Minimal lacing on the top that dissipated almost instantly. No film on the sides.
Smelled a big whiff of hops up front. Banana, wheat, grass, slight lemon and Circus Peanuts.
Tasted pretty close to the smell, but with the addition of buttery hops. Banana, wheat, grass, honey, light caramel and still the Circus Peanuts. Reminded me a bit of the taste of Vegas.
Light body. Thin texture. Very carbonated. Somewhat long finish.
This beer started out pretty good, but became pretty average by the end. Refreshing and nice for the summer, but that’s it.
05-23-2012 04:27:08 | More by BucannonXC5
Saranac Hefeweizen from Matt Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 284 ratings.