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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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188 Ratings
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Ratings: 188
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 16.27%
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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3.75/5  rDev +13%

05-18-2013 03:04:28 | More by Chevelle66
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

05-15-2013 15:40:03 | More by twenty5
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Treyliff

West Virginia

3.45/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- pours goldish and hazy with a bubble and fizzy white head with decent retention

S- smells like blueberry muffins with a bit of sweet malt to balance it out

T- sweet, with a crisp malt backbone, subtle blueberry with a slightly tart & dry finish

M- light body with low carbonation, foamy mouthfeel and slick finish, high drinkability

O- a basic fruit beer that isn't extreme by any means, but a good option of the beach, which is where I enjoyed it. Not their best beer, but certainly drinkable

Serving type: bottle

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Georgia

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05-11-2013 23:48:01 | More by shanny1981
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fx20736

New York

3.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

bought as part of Saranac's Summer Variety pack from Southtown Beverages on 4/26/13 for $ 7.99.

poured from a 12 oz bottle into a glass tumbler, served at fridge temp.

appearance: hazy lemon yellow with a one finger white head. no lacing.

aroma: blueberries, pale malt, faintest whiff of hops.

mouthfeel: decent

taste: bready malt with lots of blueberries and a some noble style hops at the end.

notes: fruit beers aren't really my thing. this is drinkable and the blueberries are very noticeable which makes the beer somewhat interesting. A novelty item for sure.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 20:53:53 | More by fx20736
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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Florida

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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Ontario (Canada)

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New Jersey

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New York

3.75/5  rDev +13%

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Connecticut

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New York

3/5  rDev -9.6%

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North Carolina

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New York

3.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A medium gold with some haze and a slight purple hue. The head is long lasting, white and made of a small, rocky bubble.

S: Moderately-strong blueberry aroma with a light citrus hops and a moderate malt sweetness. There is a bit of a metallic aroma. No diacetyl.

T: There is the initial soft malty sweetness typical of a Blonde with a moderately-low hop bitterness. The moderate blueberry flavor doesn't overpower the ale. The balance is slightly bitter with a dry finish and a lemony aftertaste.

M: This beer has a moderately-light body with moderately-strong carbonation. There is a slight prickle at the tip of the tongue.

O: An easy to drink lawnmower type ale with some blueberry flavor and a fair amount of aroma. The fruit isn't so strong that it would stop me from having another on a hot day.

Serving type: can

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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
Saranac Blueberry Blonde Ale from Matt Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.