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Saranac Adirondack Lager - Matt Brewing Company

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77
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792 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 792
Reviews: 470
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 14.03%
Wants: 5
Gots: 24 | 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%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Colorado

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2001 00:00:01 | More by Todd
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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nicholas2121

Ohio

4.16/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2014 04:38:36 | More by nicholas2121
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Caveworm

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Saranac Adirondack Lager from Matt Brewing Company. Poured from the bottle intp a glass, this brew's got a two finger thick head, darkish medium clear amber body ,and lacing

Smells pleasantly like malt and perhaps a bit of molasses. I quite like this.

I taste the aforementioned malt with a molasses touch as well. Only a very small bit of earthiness, too.

Mouthfeel is smooth and clean. A very easy-drinking brew.

Overall a 3.25 is given to Saranac Adirondack Lager from Matt Brewing Company. This was pretty damn refreshing after a five mile hike on a humid day in July. I'll probably pick this up again.

Serving type: bottle

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Saranac Adirondack Lager from Matt Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 792 ratings.