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Saranac Adirondack Lager - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac Adirondack LagerSaranac Adirondack Lager

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818 Ratings

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Ratings: 818
Reviews: 472
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 5
Gots: 37 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
German Amber Lager

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-05-2001)
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Photo of Jason
3.3/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Bubbly and frothy with some sporadic sticky lace. Crystal clear with a bright brassy amber colour.

Smell: Sweet, almost caramel like maltiness and some oily hop make up the clean aroma.

Taste: A mixed message of harshness comes from both the toasted malt and leafy oily hop. Hops jump in with a disarray of leafy flavour and an out of place bitterness, malt is sweet and seems mismatched against the hop. Finishes sweet with a odd dextrin quality.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, adequate carbonation and crispness … weird chewy slickness in the mouth though.

Drinkability & Notes: Not bad but this is no Sam Adams Lager! Many breweries take on the amber lager and come up with a less then par take on what should be a clean flavourful lager. This is does have flavour, just not in the right places … sort of a jumbled mess that is hard for the taste buds to decipher.

Jason, Nov 26, 2002
Photo of Todd
3.43/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12oz brown bottle. No freshness date.

Appearance: Golden amber with a touch of chill haze. Head is a finger thick, creamy, patchy white crown that slightly sticks to the glass.

Smell: Pretty clean smelling with faint sweet malt and raw hop leaf.

Taste: A medium-body beer with a creamy mouthfeel. Hops hit on the first sip with a gentle twang, and rind-like bitterness. Strong metallic notes add to the bite, and are almost quenched by a light fruity flavour with hints of alcohol. Malt sweetness is even and balances the hops with light caramel and toasted malt flavours. Dry husk tannins, grain and hop oils coat the palate in the finish.

Notes: A very nice American stab at a German Amber Lager. Too bad there was only one of these in their mixed 6-pak, I could really go for another.

Todd, Jul 05, 2001
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2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

Robloc303, Monday at 01:12 PM
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

rjp217, Sunday at 04:50 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

DOCRW, Sep 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Dwkasper, Sep 11, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev +8.7%

KWolf, Sep 09, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

delia0027, Sep 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

LutherBrau, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of Mopey82
3.48/5  rDev +3.9%

Mopey82, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of Rod_J
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Rod_J, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of Treyliff
3.2/5  rDev -4.5%

Bottle to tulip glass

A- pours a clear golden color with a small foamy white head that disappears quickly, leaving nothing behind 3.5

S- faint noble hop aroma gives notes of herbal tea, german pilsener malt gives some crockery aroma 3.5

T- any sign of hop bitterness is nearly nonexistent, classic pilsener malt flavor kicks in with a grainy, slightly harsh finish 3

M- light body with light carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel and a crisp finish 3.25

O- this drinks more like an adduct lager than anything, not one of their best 3.25

Treyliff, Aug 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

Apollo98, Aug 25, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

ColdOne, Aug 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

patre_tim, Aug 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

zestar, Aug 22, 2014
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2.88/5  rDev -14%

Wrinker712, Aug 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

eschuler, Aug 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

papat444, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of oldirtycaffrey
3.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark amber color with a one inch foamy slightly off white head that dissipates VERY quickly. No real lacing is left along the glass so visually there is nothing at all noteworthy about this beer. The smell and taste is grainy and sweet. I think it's actually a very well-balanced beer -- perfect amount of carbonation and just the right amount of a slight sugary sweet caramel overtone to it.

oldirtycaffrey, Aug 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Matt_Felix, Aug 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

Dave_Treat, Aug 12, 2014
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3.36/5  rDev +0.3%

wisegreensoul, Aug 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +49.3%

jslate727, Aug 11, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

Arch578, Aug 06, 2014
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Saranac Adirondack Lager from Matt Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 818 ratings.