Saranac Blueberry Blonde Ale - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac Blueberry Blonde AleSaranac Blueberry Blonde Ale

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194 Ratings
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Ratings: 194
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 16.22%
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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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.

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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.

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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

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Saranac Blueberry Blonde Ale from Matt Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.