Saranac Black & Tan - Matt Brewing Company
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
3.55/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz bottle with no freshness date.
Appearance: Spiffy looking head, khaki coloured head is the best thing about this beer. Brown coloured brew with reddish highlights.
Smell: Toasted bread and some dextrin sweetness are pretty much all of the aroma.
Taste: Touch of roasted malt, earthy with a minty hop flavour and bitterness. Vague sweetness with a bitty and paper like flavours towards the end … not the oxidized paper flavour, just and odd taste. Finishes with a watery roasted flavour and faint hop oil.
Mouthfeel: Some crispness and a slickness in the mouth, medium bodied.
Drinkability & Notes: Not to bad, I prefer my B & T’s layered. This show that most of the Saranac beers are samey, blend two of their beers together and it still tastes pretty much the same as the others give or take a flaw or off flavour. This just happens to be a good blend.
Serving type: bottle
12-03-2002 20:16:33 | More by Jason
3.53/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
On tap @ Zu Zu (Middle East) in Cambridge, MA, USA.
Dark, near black in colour with a creamy / sticky head. Aroma has a buttery diacetyl / caramel smell to it. Smooth, medium-bodied with more, albeit slick, diacetyl. An acrid, semi-astringent bite melds nicely with an underlying hop character. A little dry & crisp with traditional lager flavours pulling thru as the beer warms up. Hint of chocolate. Clean finish.
Serving type: on-tap
01-27-2002 13:18:24 | More by Todd
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Saranac Black & Tan from Matt Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 703 ratings.