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Saranac Blueberry Blonde Ale - Matt Brewing Company

Saranac Blueberry Blonde AleSaranac Blueberry Blonde Ale

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183 Ratings
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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 15.96%


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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Reviews by magnusdave:
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magnusdave

New York

2.25/5  rDev -32.2%

09-20-2013 00:44:09 | More by magnusdave
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pep

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-27-2014 03:45:46 | More by pep
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +20.5%

03-25-2014 00:35:48 | More by PhillyNole
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-26-2014 15:08:05 | More by Griffith
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bryc9194

Oregon

3/5  rDev -9.6%

02-18-2014 21:31:50 | More by bryc9194
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Offa

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

02-16-2014 23:00:39 | More by Offa
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benloho

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

01-29-2014 21:35:50 | More by benloho
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SoCaliC8

California

3.75/5  rDev +13%

01-18-2014 20:36:16 | More by SoCaliC8
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jwc215

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2014 23:16:38 | More by jwc215
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

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

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 21:07:50 | More by MDDMD
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TaborTime

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-15-2013 00:51:15 | More by TaborTime
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New York

3/5  rDev -9.6%

12-12-2013 05:35:20 | More by Ladyfortuna
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hydroplaner

Kentucky

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12-06-2013 17:39:46 | More by hydroplaner
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Ontario (Canada)

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steelslug92

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-02-2013 04:47:01 | More by steelslug92
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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

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

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 18:14:19 | More by M_C_Hampton
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chrishiker1409

New York

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

10-24-2013 17:38:41 | More by chrishiker1409
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AdamElb

New York

3/5  rDev -9.6%

10-22-2013 02:30:47 | More by AdamElb
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tipofthetongue

New York

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

09-23-2013 02:09:25 | More by tipofthetongue
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SiegeSpitfire

New York

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

09-22-2013 20:06:42 | More by SiegeSpitfire
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fbloise77

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

09-13-2013 23:06:33 | More by fbloise77
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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

3.55/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 fl oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: pours a light, hazy golden blonde with a small, white head. No real lacing present. Head dissipates slightly as you drink.

Smell: Blueberry on the nose right from the start as you're pouring this beer. Also wheat. Reminds me of booberry cereal.

Taste: Similar to the smell. Expect blueberries and wheat, with maybe a slight hop presence. No alcohol present in the taste.

Mouthfeel: dry over the palate and somewhat watery. Moderate to medium carbonation.

Overall: this is a smooth beer, and it does develop as it warms. However, this is not a beer with enough going to keep me coming back. The blueberries are present, but this beer seems too watery. A decent try, but not extraordinary.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2013 20:14:29 | More by MarvinSnyder
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MarkJBurch

New York

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

09-10-2013 16:03:55 | More by MarkJBurch
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metter98

New York

3.24/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high off white head that died down but never completely faded away and also left lacy rings of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of blueberries are present in the nose along with some hints of wheat; the blueberry smell seems to be a little artificial and becomes stronger as the beer warms up.
T: Similar to the smell, the blueberry flavors seem to be a little artificial and these stand out in front of notes of wheat and grainy malts. Neither sweetness nor bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied and a little watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer goes down rather easily and the blueberry aromas and flavors help to brighten up what would otherwise be a very ordinary beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2013 18:23:23 | More by metter98
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Rosa2406

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +20.5%

09-05-2013 15:41:38 | More by Rosa2406
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Saranac Blueberry Blonde Ale from Matt Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.