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Saranac Wild Hop Pils - Matt Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

231 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 231
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 0
Gots: 33 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
This unique pilsener is the first to use the Belma hops, discovered growing wild on a farm in the Yakima Valley. Crisp. Refreshing. One of a kind.

(Beer added by: puboflyons on 05-03-2013)
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

My local, frequent in-person trade, tone77, recently dropped this off for me in his latest batch of beer in support of The CANQuest ™. I am always anxious to see what he has for me when he stops by!
From the CAN: “A Family Brewery Since 1888”; “This unique pilsener is the first to use the Belma hops, discovered growing wild on a farm in the Yakima Valley. Crisp. Refreshing. One of a kind.”; “Like this? Try this: Adirondack Lager”.
I just love the sound of a good Crack! in the morning. Leave it to Saranac to brighten the day with something wild. I celebrated with an inverted Glug and then sat back and watched the pseudo-cascade. It developed into two-plus fingers of dense, rocky, bone-white head with great retention. Color was solid-Gold (SRM = 5) with NE-quality clarity. Of course, this acted as the clarion call for Midas, Mammon and Croesus to show up and begin squabbling amongst themselves for a taste. I CAN hardly put up with it any more. Nose had an earthy, peppery bite and I was inspired to ask my neighbor to plant peppers next year. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was very earthy, like something freshly harvested. Wet-hopped, perhaps? It also had a cereal-like maltiness, so I would put it as a German-style Pils. Finish was crisp and dry and would make an excellent addition to the cooler on a hot, humid Summer’s day.

08-27-2014 13:32:04 | More by woodychandler
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CHickman

New York

4/5  rDev +10.2%

08-27-2014 04:20:04 | More by CHickman
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

08-27-2014 03:01:36 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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Beermazter310

Nevada

4/5  rDev +10.2%

08-26-2014 18:03:46 | More by Beermazter310
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danipp

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

08-26-2014 05:06:19 | More by danipp
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MisledTitan

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

08-25-2014 21:46:03 | More by MisledTitan
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GeoChase90

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

08-25-2014 06:23:37 | More by GeoChase90
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mjforres

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

08-24-2014 20:35:51 | More by mjforres
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JamRad

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

08-24-2014 02:47:29 | More by JamRad
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mte1972

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -17.4%

08-22-2014 15:43:16 | More by mte1972
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paulish

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

08-19-2014 23:38:14 | More by paulish
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CaliforniaJohnson

California

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Poured into a tulip glass
Best By date: Oct 17, 2014
Pour date: August 18, 2014

APPEARANCE: honey, golden yellow with great clarity. One inch white frothy head which settled quickly, but just enough retention to leave a little lacing on the walls of the glass.

SMELL: Tangerine, some graininess, not much to this one.

TASTE: Hop flavours don't really come through aromatically on the tongue as they do on the nose. The bitterness qualities are noticeable, making for a really crisp finish.

FEEL: thin, crisp, bubbly.

OVERALL: A great session beer and a very good buy. The label is awful in opinion.. If it weren't for the price I would have overlooked it.

08-19-2014 05:53:58 | More by CaliforniaJohnson
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DAS30

Massachusetts

3.76/5  rDev +3.6%

08-16-2014 20:42:28 | More by DAS30
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Wrinker712

West Virginia

3.44/5  rDev -5.2%

08-16-2014 01:58:10 | More by Wrinker712
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Naugled

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

08-15-2014 14:26:41 | More by Naugled
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Co365030


4.6/5  rDev +26.7%

08-15-2014 02:51:43 | More by Co365030
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T-34-85

New York

3.68/5  rDev +1.4%

08-15-2014 02:00:54 | More by T-34-85
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boszormeny

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

08-14-2014 21:54:24 | More by boszormeny
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Mdavis0805

New Jersey

3.76/5  rDev +3.6%

08-14-2014 00:04:00 | More by Mdavis0805
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MikeLenehan

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

08-12-2014 12:31:00 | More by MikeLenehan
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SoulFroosh

Maine

3.85/5  rDev +6.1%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle.
Has a light lager appearance, not so much of a pilsner.
Looks more like a PBR (that I pour regularly)
The taste follows on that note. Like a classic light lager, but with more of a hoppy bite and well crafted. Imagine Jesus turning water into wine, but intead of water, it's PBR, which he turns into Saranac Wild Hop Pils (that sounds like too much of a compliment)

I love the style and this beer, but I've had much better of this kind (ie PEAK's Fresh Cut)
Better yet, if you want a true pilsner, go with Urquell.

Overall, a very refreshing summer beer.

PS: I love my wife.

08-12-2014 01:50:26 | More by SoulFroosh
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cvengeance

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

08-12-2014 00:15:04 | More by cvengeance
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disruptor32

New York

4/5  rDev +10.2%

08-11-2014 20:39:07 | More by disruptor32
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

08-10-2014 22:32:58 | More by MDDMD
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cfaulman

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

08-08-2014 21:57:08 | More by cfaulman
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Saranac Wild Hop Pils from Matt Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.