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Saranac Adirondack Lager - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac Adirondack LagerSaranac Adirondack Lager

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805 Ratings

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Ratings: 805
Reviews: 471
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 5
Gots: 31 | 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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3.3/5  rDev -1.8%

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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3.43/5  rDev +2.1%

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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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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

2.88/5  rDev -14.3%

08-16-2014 01:57:17 | More by Wrinker712
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4/5  rDev +19%

08-15-2014 23:41:32 | More by eschuler
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Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

08-14-2014 16:03:18 | More by papat444
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3.63/5  rDev +8%

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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New York

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

08-13-2014 02:19:24 | More by Matt_Felix
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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

3.36/5  rDev 0%

08-12-2014 03:12:17 | More by wisegreensoul
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5/5  rDev +48.8%

08-11-2014 22:26:47 | More by jslate727
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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

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

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

08-04-2014 10:23:07 | More by deonreds
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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

3/5  rDev -10.7%

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

3/5  rDev -10.7%

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

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

07-20-2014 03:49:51 | More by timmy2b
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

07-19-2014 17:38:00 | More by Sellen
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4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

07-15-2014 19:56:00 | More by AndyBSound
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4.16/5  rDev +23.8%

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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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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.

07-09-2014 01:20:54 | More by Caveworm
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New York

1.5/5  rDev -55.4%

07-07-2014 16:41:45 | More by jdelbalzo99
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

07-06-2014 05:22:15 | More by Slashytits
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

06-29-2014 09:05:41 | More by Troublebar
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

06-24-2014 21:59:28 | More by Mb42375
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Saranac Adirondack Lager from Matt Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 805 ratings.