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Saranac Shandy - Matt Brewing Company

Saranac ShandySaranac Shandy

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49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 22.4%


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:
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(Beer added by: Jason on 04-23-2012)
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mpbrady320

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +29.9%

05-20-2013 22:27:42 | More by mpbrady320
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djrn2

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

04-14-2014 22:18:04 | More by djrn2
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

02-26-2014 15:08:24 | More by Griffith
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potownbill

New York

2.55/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Had a bottle of this in the beer fridge since the summer, and decided to give it a try, mostly to free up space. I had low expectations, and the were met.
Appearance: Light, clear yellow with a nice white 1"head. So far so good.
Smell: Lemon, Lemon, Lemon. But not offensive. It is a Shandy.... There were no background notes, other than some low key, bready lager aromas.
Taste: Again, Lemon, but with an adjunct lager taste. I took 3 sips and poured it out
Mouthfeel: Tart, Puckering flavor. Fairly thin. Left the Lemon aftertaste
Overall: I am not a fan of this "style". I like my beer, and I like my lemonade, but not combined. I like Saranac beers, but this one is not a good one. At least I have more room in the fridge.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2014 18:15:13 | More by potownbill
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

12-06-2013 07:04:29 | More by NonicPanic
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Jlabs

New York

3.75/5  rDev +21.8%

11-24-2013 02:38:16 | More by Jlabs
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Brouwerij78

New York

4.5/5  rDev +46.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

ALMOST PERFECT! The only complaint I had on this "Shandy" is that it was just a touch too sweet. The lemon flavor is very nice and fresh and the brew itself super complimentary. I started on the Shandy style brews in Munich for Oktoberfest in 2010. In Germany, they call this type more of a "Radler" - which can be made by mixing some type of lemonade or lemon/lime soda into a beer. I like it served best in large quantities (1 Liter please!) mixed with a Dunkle...but again, I digress from my point. This brand of Shandy is very very good and very very nice in the summertime. Nothing like an ice cold lemony beer to cool you off - served of course in a frosty mug. I also tried this out of a bottle and it was not as good - sort of flattened the flavor or something, can't quite put my finger on it. Honestly though, what brew isn't really "better" (for all intents and purposes) on tap :)

Serving type: on-tap

10-15-2013 21:32:36 | More by Brouwerij78
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KJ2013

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -2.6%

10-05-2013 04:46:34 | More by KJ2013
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bcoutu

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -2.6%

08-26-2013 03:03:03 | More by bcoutu
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Cooker_stp

New York

4/5  rDev +29.9%

08-18-2013 15:09:21 | More by Cooker_stp
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -35.1%

08-09-2013 03:50:02 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Galaneia

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

08-08-2013 15:26:17 | More by Galaneia
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kell50

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

08-03-2013 11:51:34 | More by kell50
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NCLorax

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +21.8%

07-31-2013 00:46:57 | More by NCLorax
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

07-27-2013 13:19:17 | More by dexterk1
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.56/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

as shandys go, and im not a fan of diluting my beer with anything, this is a good one. better in cans than bottles, I appreciate the option this year. it has a foggy sort of pee yellow color to it, nothing too appealing, and only a small foam head. the nose is better, with concentrated lemonade, like the frozen minute made kind, with a generic lager. it has a refreshing taste when cold, cuts any humidity, but it does finish more sweet than puckery, more artificial than all natural, and is just a tad unsettling in the gut. its not a bad brew with lunch on a hot day, but more than two of these is uncalled for in my opinion. the lager could be better, as could the lemonade, but the proportions are spot on, and the feel is good, with soda style bubbles and a very light body. cut out about half the sugar, and do it with a better lager, and you've got a real winner. this is golf course swill at the very least, a fine summer cocktail at its best. ill have plenty over the next few months by default, and im okay with that.

Serving type: can

06-30-2013 01:34:40 | More by StonedTrippin
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erialbill

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -2.6%

06-23-2013 11:43:02 | More by erialbill
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

06-12-2013 23:38:22 | More by JohneHoodlum
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rjholcomb

California

4.5/5  rDev +46.1%

06-01-2013 17:41:40 | More by rjholcomb
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danwho

California

3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

05-25-2013 02:32:26 | More by danwho
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kkmiller76

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

05-04-2013 23:34:15 | More by kkmiller76
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Chevelle66

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +29.9%

05-02-2013 14:55:06 | More by Chevelle66
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Brushkanna

New Jersey

3.14/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - fizzy lemon yellow
Small - I don't get much of anything
Taste - lemonade with a splash of beer
Mouth - fizzy lemonade like I get for my kids on holidays
Overall - I was prepared to hate it, I don't. I will not need another one but like another reviewer said your wife may like one if she doesn't like beer. I drank the whole thing.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2013 00:58:28 | More by Brushkanna
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TonyY

New York

3.75/5  rDev +21.8%

02-18-2013 19:34:15 | More by TonyY
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phishbone23

New York

4.25/5  rDev +38%

01-25-2013 14:37:16 | More by phishbone23
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Saranac Shandy from Matt Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.