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Saranac Shandy - Matt Brewing Company

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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 22.83%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 04-23-2012)
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3.46/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

My bro in law picked up a 6er of these for a recent family gathering and I ended up with the remaining bottles, so let's giver her a whirl!

Pours a transparent soft straw yellow with lots of visible carb and a foamy head. Lager all day.

Nose is as advertised, lager and lemonade.

Really comes alive in the taste since it leads with the lemonade. The lager is still present enough to remind you it is a beer but he super sweet and thick lemonade flavors dominate.

Mouth is prickly carbonation and a bit odd since it is a lemonade beer.

Overall surprisingly refreshing. A great beverage to have for your friends who don't like beer, and a great example of the amazing flavors you can find in a beer in today's world, but not something I could have on any regular basis but a fun novelty to enjoy in the warmer months.

cosmicevan, Jun 21, 2014
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3.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a crystal clear medium yellow in color with heavy amounts of active visible carbonation quickly rising from the bottom of the glass and some lemon yellow highlights. The beer has a two finger tall fizzy sudsy bright white head that quickly reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick sudsy ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of grainy malts and corn adjuncts with a slightly stronger sweet lemonade.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of slightly sweet grainy malts with a touch of corn and rice adjuncts. That is followed by a light to moderate flavor of slightly sweet lemonade with a very light hint of tartness. No bitterness is perceptible.

M: Slightly heavier than light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin.

O: Super easy to drink and would be a good beer for mowing the lawn during the summer here in NC where it can get a little hot and humid. Refreshing and a decent example of a shandy.

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It is a shandy, just the right amount of lemon compared to other shandys I have tried, though a bit on the sweet side. For something light and delicious this is a good beer and sits well on a hot summer day. Had friends over for a weekend of relaxing with beer, while other beers definitely won out in over quality, this beer made a clear victory in the "volume consumed" category due to the ease of consumption and compatibility with the high humidity heat that rolled through.

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Saranac Shandy from Matt Brewing Company
74 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.