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Saranac Hefeweizen - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac HefeweizenSaranac Hefeweizen

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292 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 292
Reviews: 196
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | 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:
Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 10-22-2002

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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3.47/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Cloudy golden color, with one finger, white fluffy head, no lacing.
S - Smells like banana bread.
T - Bananas, bread, and wheat flavor. A little hop taste at the end. Not complex but good flavors.
M - Light and a little grainy taste.
O - This is a good beer, the banana and bread malts might be a little bit overdone for some, but I enjoyed it.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of JRed
2.76/5  rDev -20.2%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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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.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of corby112
2.38/5  rDev -31.2%
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.

Saranac Hefeweizen from Matt Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 292 ratings.