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Saranac Wild Hop Pils - Matt Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

259 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 259
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 9.92%
Wants: 1
Gots: 41 | 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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Photo of SoulFroosh
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

SoulFroosh, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of Yeldarb92
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%

Yeldarb92, Yesterday at 09:21 PM
Photo of EliHammett
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%

EliHammett, Saturday at 12:09 AM
Photo of Treyliff
3.89/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours clear & golden color with a fizzy and foamy white head that retains nicely, leaving some lacing behind. Flowery hop aroma with a hint of grassy notes. Fruity and crisp flavor with some berry notes, floral notes kick in before giving way to a bready malt backbone. Medium body with moderate carbonation, foamy mouthfeel and crisp finish. Nice flavorful pilsner with high drinkability

Treyliff, Friday at 02:43 AM
Photo of Flounder57
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can was poured into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: A two finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a golden straw yellow with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Bready and sweet pilsner malts followed by lager yeast and spicy, herbal, grassy hops.

Taste: These wild Belma hops are nice. I could see these hops used more in the future. Nice malt backbone too to balance things out.

Mouthfeel: Clean, crisp, light bodied, refreshing, a little dry, a little chewy, and medium to high carbonation.

Overall: Nice pilsner. I'll take another.

Flounder57, Friday at 02:18 AM
Photo of ColdWaffles
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

ColdWaffles, Thursday at 01:07 AM
Photo of CobraKai29
4/5  rDev +10.2%

CobraKai29, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of qchic
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

qchic, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of PastelBlack
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%

PastelBlack, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.08/5  rDev -15.2%

Best by 10/31/14.

Pours a clear gold with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, fruit, and slight herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and apple juice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that is drinkable, but the hop presence in this one is pretty subtle and doesn't remind me of a typical pilsner.

Serving type: bottle.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of Didier
3.76/5  rDev +3.6%

Didier, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of KWolf
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%

KWolf, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of delia0027
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

delia0027, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of evergreen_machine
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

evergreen_machine, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of Chinaskifan1
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Chinaskifan1, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of Gregwa
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Gregwa, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of Catalin
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Catalin, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of KevMo84
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

KevMo84, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of TheMarkE
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Appearance: Honey gold with a decent head that disappears quickly. Moderate lacing, very little carbonation.

Smell: Grains, spice, herb.

Taste: Grains, malt, spicy hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, moderate hop bitterness.

The Verdict: Surprisingly good. The wild hops give it a nice flavor and a hint of complexity. Good session beer at a good price.

TheMarkE, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of Mikexw
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Mikexw, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of droomyster
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Pours a golden body with a small white head with good retention and a bit of lacing. Aromas are sweet and practically epitomize the word "grassy." I get a light citrusy note as well. Taste is very balanced between English muffin-like malts and grassy hops with an orange peel prickle. Grains linger long on the finish. I like this a lot. Very solid.

droomyster, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of elNopalero
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

A bottle of this from Trader Joe’s set me back a whopping $.85!
This pours a light golden in color.
There's an aroma of a fruity, almost floral hopping, with some melon characteristics that come through.
The flavor snaps with a pleasing hop profile that demonstrates more of the melon flavors. Not bad and a steal for the price.

elNopalero, Sep 01, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +6.9%

neurobot01, Sep 01, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +14.6%

Mopey82, Sep 01, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -3%

BeerForMuscle, Aug 30, 2014
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Saranac Wild Hop Pils from Matt Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 259 ratings.