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Saranac Adirondack Lager - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac Adirondack LagerSaranac Adirondack Lager

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BA SCORE
77
okay

810 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 810
Reviews: 472
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 5
Gots: 33 | 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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Jason

Massachusetts

3.3/5  rDev -1.5%

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.

11-26-2002 19:33:50 | More by Jason
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Todd

Colorado

3.43/5  rDev +2.4%

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.

07-05-2001 00:00:01 | More by Todd
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Rod_J

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -10.4%

08-30-2014 03:54:20 | More by Rod_J
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Treyliff

West Virginia

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

08-27-2014 00:54:54 | More by Treyliff
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Apollo98

New York

4/5  rDev +19.4%

08-25-2014 18:09:38 | More by Apollo98
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ColdOne

New York

2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

08-25-2014 05:02:43 | More by ColdOne
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patre_tim

China

3/5  rDev -10.4%

08-25-2014 01:42:37 | More by patre_tim
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zestar

California

3.25/5  rDev -3%

08-22-2014 06:58:01 | More by zestar
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Wrinker712

West Virginia

2.88/5  rDev -14%

08-16-2014 01:57:17 | More by Wrinker712
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eschuler

Maryland

4/5  rDev +19.4%

08-15-2014 23:41:32 | More by eschuler
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -3%

08-14-2014 16:03:18 | More by papat444
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oldirtycaffrey

Virginia

3.63/5  rDev +8.4%

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.

08-14-2014 15:34:31 | More by oldirtycaffrey
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Matt_Felix

New York

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

08-13-2014 02:19:24 | More by Matt_Felix
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -3%

08-12-2014 21:32:00 | More by Dave_Treat
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wisegreensoul

New York

3.36/5  rDev +0.3%

08-12-2014 03:12:17 | More by wisegreensoul
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jslate727


5/5  rDev +49.3%

08-11-2014 22:26:47 | More by jslate727
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Arch578

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

08-06-2014 02:22:00 | More by Arch578
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deonreds

New York

2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

08-04-2014 10:23:07 | More by deonreds
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itsmeace

Georgia

3/5  rDev -10.4%

08-04-2014 02:17:40 | More by itsmeace
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realega

New York

3/5  rDev -10.4%

08-01-2014 22:50:35 | More by realega
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poohbearzeccola

New York

3/5  rDev -10.4%

07-21-2014 14:27:52 | More by poohbearzeccola
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timmy2b

New York

3.25/5  rDev -3%

07-20-2014 03:49:51 | More by timmy2b
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Sellen

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -10.4%

07-19-2014 17:38:00 | More by Sellen
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AndyBSound


4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

07-15-2014 19:56:00 | More by AndyBSound
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nicholas2121

Ohio

4.16/5  rDev +24.2%

Saranac Adirondack Lager brewed by Matt Brewing Company with an ABV of 5.5% This brew pours out a dark amber color with a thick, white head. The smell is sweet and rich. You also pick up on some grains. The smell is really inviting. As far as the taste goes it is bold with flavor. You pick up on some sweetness and grains. This brew has a nice balance to it. There is nothing over powering in this brew. Saranac Adirondack Lager goes down smooth and has a nice taste to it. It also has a nice clean finish. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4.25 out of 5
This was better than what I was expecting. Matt brewing Company did a nice job with this one.

07-14-2014 04:38:36 | More by nicholas2121
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Saranac Adirondack Lager from Matt Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 810 ratings.