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Saranac Blueberry Blonde Ale - Matt Brewing Company

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192 Ratings
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Ratings: 192
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 16.52%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | 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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3/5  rDev -9.9%

AdamElb, Oct 22, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -32.4%

magnusdave, Sep 20, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

fbloise77, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of MarvinSnyder
3.55/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

MarvinSnyder, Sep 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

MarkJBurch, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.24/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

metter98, Sep 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +20.1%

Rosa2406, Sep 05, 2013
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3.69/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A-cloudy and not as bubbly as most ales

S-Great, but only because i love blueberries

T-Kind of sour but cant expect much from an ale

M-Leave a dry taste in my mouth.

Good beer. Good for after dinner but not an all night beer. ABV only 5%. I prefer higher apv ratings

TravisShaler, Aug 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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Photo of digitalflood
3.49/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Saranac Blueberry Blonde Ale (2013) - Good head degrades to nice lacing. Deep straw hazy and all wheat ale like. Blue berries... and.... ummm... something... maybe lemon, maybe lime, maybe orange... some citrus in the smell behind that blue berry. Creamy nose. Blueberries and ale mid palate. Hint of bread courtesy of malt. No hops. No citrus (where was that smell coming from... they're killing me here). Mid-palate I swear I'm eating a muffin soaked in beer. This is not a bad thing. I have admittedly eaten a blue berry muffin with a Yuengling... I'm here to tell you that is EXACTLY what mid-palate I taste. Fades to minor hops and lots more blue berries. Nice ale light copper, light wheat beer taste. There's the blonde ale. It's hiding, but it's there. After taste is all blue berries and malt. More muffins. Brillant. Surprisingly drinkable. Very good mouth feel. Not a fruit beer fan, but as a dessert beer this is probably near the tops. Puts Sam's Cherry Wheat to shame. Wouldn't do it as a session beer. Definitely dessert or stand alone beer. No meals or chips with this one. Mix cautiously and you'll be rewarded. 3.5 out of 5. Fairly good.

digitalflood, Jun 27, 2013
Saranac Blueberry Blonde Ale from Matt Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.