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Saranac Wild Hop Pils - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac Wild Hop PilsSaranac Wild Hop Pils

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BA SCORE
82
good

191 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 191
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 9.92%
Wants: 1
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  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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mrchrisray

New York

4/5  rDev +10.2%

04-13-2014 01:02:01 | More by mrchrisray
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TheOakKing

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-27-2014 20:31:37 | More by TheOakKing
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SaranacinTexas

Texas

4/5  rDev +10.2%

07-27-2014 16:24:23 | More by SaranacinTexas
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Beejay

Virginia

3.46/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A: Pale yellow, clear, and a nice white head on top.

S: Crisp with a lovely hop aroma. Light and floral with grapefruit overtones. Light malt aroma, but the hop definitely take the lead.

T: The hops are subtly, but nice. Slight tropical fruit, as well as grapefruit. The malt character is very subdued. With the clean finish, and slightly higher bitterness, this drinks like a water pale ale.

M: Thin, with very high carbonation. There is a little bit of linger in the finish from the hops.

O: Overall it is light, crispy and has a touch of zing. I appreciate that they are trying to showcase a new hop, but the hops upstage the style. Still a good beer, and would be great for hot days.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2014 01:17:00 | More by Beejay
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rabiddawg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.2%

07-22-2014 00:43:12 | More by rabiddawg
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JohnSand

New York

3.45/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light and clear in color, decent head, good lacing. I was a little hesitant, having tried other pilseners that were over-hopped. This is a good pilsener, dry and moderately hoppy, slightly toasty, well balanced. A very good product, good for a summer day. I would drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2014 20:21:06 | More by JohnSand
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Icemann383

New York

4/5  rDev +10.2%

07-20-2014 23:47:49 | More by Icemann383
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digitalflood

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-20-2014 20:59:17 | More by digitalflood
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timmy2b

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-20-2014 03:51:39 | More by timmy2b
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bluntedboywonder

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-20-2014 03:28:06 | More by bluntedboywonder
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YeastEnthusiast

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -17.4%

07-19-2014 01:01:34 | More by YeastEnthusiast
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soze47

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-17-2014 22:36:15 | More by soze47
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Slashytits

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-17-2014 01:53:02 | More by Slashytits
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j0hnc2468

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-16-2014 19:41:52 | More by j0hnc2468
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judkinst

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-15-2014 01:40:24 | More by judkinst
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avisong

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-15-2014 01:34:48 | More by avisong
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dpgoblejr

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-13-2014 19:54:30 | More by dpgoblejr
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Drknight

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-13-2014 17:41:58 | More by Drknight
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.2/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a Libbey style pilsner glass.

Crystal clear, and deep brass bodied yellow to bronze body color off the pour. Lots of fine carbonation, and a head that is fluffy white, thin, with about three fingers tall, and settles at a simple pace going down. Decent looking for a pils.

Aroma is very buried. Faint hints of herbality, hints toward classic spice, but not much else going on. There's a bit of simple doughy pils like malt backbone, and the bready sweetness that comes with it. But for the most part pretty quiet, if ok.

Palate comes a bit slammed down, and uneventful. Mild notes of herbal hops, but with a drying paper mache pasty quality. Body is slightly wet, but with virtually no classic pils or hop angle in the flavor department. Really not much going on here.

It's inoffensive, but doesn't give the pils angle justice. Looks and aroma brings some goods, but the package doesn't deliver.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2014 17:26:39 | More by smakawhat
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themick002


3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-12-2014 23:35:52 | More by themick002
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TheRealThreePhilosophers

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -17.4%

07-12-2014 18:13:08 | More by TheRealThreePhilosophers
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ShepardCommander

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

07-12-2014 05:50:09 | More by ShepardCommander
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Zonian1

Ohio

3/5  rDev -17.4%

07-12-2014 02:38:11 | More by Zonian1
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malvrich

North Carolina

3.94/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured from brown bottle into a pilsner glass at home

A: A gentle pour yields a one finger head of whitish head which leaves pretty quickly leaving nice lacing on the glass, lasting intact at the end of the glass. Lovely straw to amber yellow color and a great degree of clarity.
Carbonation present in streams and is persistent.

S: Very nice with an earthy hop pungency. A bit strong for what it is but sharp and eye opening.

T: Follows the nose closely with this fat herbaceousness to the hops. Not very strong but definitely front & center. Citrusy springs to mind but mainly just uniquely tart. Malts are understated and clean, letting the hops shine through. A nice bit of crackers or pretzel on the finish. Lemony and refreshing.

M: Not much happening. Very light as expected with a really nice bubbly tingle. Bitter but subtle aftertaste. Leaves the mouth feeling clean with minimal stickiness.

O: As a lover of pilsners in general, I have to say I regard this one quite highly. Light and refreshing enough for the mower or the card table. Complex enough in flavor to keep me interested without any cloying sweetness or hopping me all about the head & shoulders.
The price is nice in my area as well, usually $8/6.
One of a handful of my current favorites!

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2014 00:10:04 | More by malvrich
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psmithmkt

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-11-2014 00:14:08 | More by psmithmkt
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Saranac Wild Hop Pils from Matt Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.