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Saranac Blueberry Blonde Ale - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac Blueberry Blonde AleSaranac Blueberry Blonde Ale

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BA SCORE
76
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191 Ratings
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Ratings: 191
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 16.57%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Saranac Blueberry Blonde Ale is a traditional blonde ale with a kick of juicy blueberry. You'll notice a light golden haze from wheat malt and oats and a low hop bitterness, which really shows off the fruit. With a medium-light body and fresh blueberry flavor, we're sure we've captured refreshment in a bottle!

(Beer added by: CloudStrife on 04-14-2012)
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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5/5  rDev +50.6%

Zman6153, Jul 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

KevMo84, Jun 03, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

AMCimpi, Apr 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

pep, Mar 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +20.5%

PhillyNole, Mar 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

bryc9194, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of Offa
3.08/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pale orange with small white head steadily shrinking to ring.

Aroma is light grain, hints of apple cider, grass, plus a firm, clear but not strong element of blueberry.

Taste is first sweetish light blueberry with grain, then vague grassy bitterness and lightly bitter, almost chemically-peppery blueberry skin. Faint grain aftertaste with faint blueberry, overall a bit thin of character and the almost chemically bite of the blueberry is a negative. Body and feel are pretty good, a bit lively, not really watery. Blueberry if clearly present but not overpowering, yet it is not a very good character. It's not a terrible beer by any means but it's not very good, either.

Offa, Feb 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

benloho, Jan 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +13%

SoCaliC8, Jan 18, 2014
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3.03/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours light hazed yellow with a thin fluffy head. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is of light blueberry.

The taste is of blueberry with a hint of wheat tang.

The feel is rather fizzy and light.

A typical, average American fruit beer. The blueberry is on the soft side, especially in the nose and there's not much else to it.

jwc215, Jan 08, 2014
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3.31/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A-golden color with a ice white head and some lacing

S-toasted bread, blueberry, sweet sugar, hint of yeast

T-malt, artificial blueberry flavor, light yeast, light sugary sweetness

F-light body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O-too artificial tasting, would like to try the base beer alone

MDDMD, Jan 01, 2014
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3.51/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, blond colored with a short white head that dissipates quickly leaving little lacing, cloudy

S: blueberry bubble gum smell

T: nice blueberry flavor that is candy like, not much bitterness, light malt flavors complement blueberry

M: light body, higher carbonation, watery

O: blueberry flavor is good, refreshing beer

M_C_Hampton, Oct 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

AdamElb, Oct 22, 2013
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Saranac Blueberry Blonde Ale from Matt Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.