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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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76
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186 Ratings
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Ratings: 186
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 16.57%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | 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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magine

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

Pours a cloudy gold. Has a near white dense head. Tons of bubbles and a thick head remains along with very good lacing throughout the session. Good looks here.

Brew smells of big blueberry and yeast. Big fruity nose. Good nose.

Brew is crisp and peppery upfront. Some mild hop bitterness is balanced by good wheat flavors and of course nice blueberry flavors. As advertised, a blond ale with some good blueberry flavoring. Finishes crisp and slighty bitter and semi sweet. A good fruit beer. Good.

A highly sessionable brew that drinks well and would be a good treat to switch things up or have for a get summer bbq. I am not the biggest fruit beer guy, but this one works nicely. A good brew that would be a good lawnmower brew. Good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2012 01:51:43 | More by magine
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5/5  rDev +50.6%

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California

3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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California

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.

Serving type: bottle

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +13%

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Wisconsin

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.

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01-08-2014 23:16:38 | More by jwc215
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3.31/5  rDev -0.3%
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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

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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

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Saranac Blueberry Blonde Ale from Matt Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.