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Saranac Wild Hop Pils - Matt Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

234 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 234
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 10.19%
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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jryanj927

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

08-11-2013 03:05:52 | More by jryanj927
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Co365030


4.6/5  rDev +26.7%

08-15-2014 02:51:43 | More by Co365030
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Keithandandrewdotcom

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +24%

06-27-2013 17:06:20 | More by Keithandandrewdotcom
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bubseymour

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

07-17-2013 00:46:19 | More by bubseymour
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ConorGolden

New York

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

06-06-2014 02:32:09 | More by ConorGolden
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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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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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Stermax

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

06-02-2014 02:09:10 | More by Stermax
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robfaivre


4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

06-22-2014 19:29:54 | More by robfaivre
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ntorch

New York

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

07-29-2013 01:59:09 | More by ntorch
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JednoPivoProsim

Maryland

4.21/5  rDev +16%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. BB OCT 31, 2014.

Appearance: Pours a golden pilsener body with a relatively thin white head. Crisp and clear, decent carbonation.

Smell: Bright citrusy tropical hop aroma with a touch of pale pilsner malt. Very nice!

Taste: Nice crisp pilsner taste. The wild Belma hops are light and fruity flavored, yet still provide a nice crisp bite. Great taste!

Mouthfeel: Appropriately full bodied yet not too heavy. Nice carbonation.

Overall: A great little pilsner. Great appearance, aroma, taste and at a great price too, especially for this "experimental" beer. It has been a long time since I have had anything from Saranac, but I used to love the lagers they put out. I will seek out more!

04-11-2014 00:33:32 | More by JednoPivoProsim
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utopiajane

New York

4.06/5  rDev +11.8%

Pours a true gold with pristine clarity. A flourish of bubbles that settles to a steady wafting of pilsner bubbles to the top. Lush and beautiful head of off white foam. This beer is a beauty in the glass. The nose is lovely clean lightly sweet grain. It has a mysterious lightly fruity scent. It's some kind of berries. Maybe blackberry. For a beer tht has the hops in the name you would think it would be very hop forward but no. This is all authentic pils style scents except for that exciting bit of exotic fruit. Little bit of grass in the background. Drinks like a dream. A nice lightly grainy malt that's dry and crisp. Perfect carbonation and that fruit! So subtle so tantalizing. This beer is crisp clean and refreshing and finishes with a bit of herbal grass and just a mild little hint of hop bitter.

Love it! I could not wait to buy this beer again this year.

05-17-2014 16:06:45 | More by utopiajane
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mjtiernan

New York

4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-06-2014 04:07:11 | More by mjtiernan
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.2%

Light golden pale fizzy beer with big fluffy white head fine speckled lacing evenly dispersed down the sides of my glass. Aroma light Belma hops grassy citrus biscuit malt simple combo but very tasty. Flavor well made beer using a new hop variety found growing wild in the Yakima Valley. Unique bite of citrus and ample bitterness light biscuit malt sweetness crisp refreshing drinking beer. Mouthfeel is even keeled on the palate finishes crisp and dry light bodied ample carbonation keeps each sip rolling. Overall a tasty summer beer I hope to see it available in six packs.

05-18-2013 19:24:06 | More by WVbeergeek
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BadJustin

New York

4/5  rDev +10.2%

05-11-2013 00:35:07 | More by BadJustin
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Betajeff

New York

4/5  rDev +10.2%

05-12-2014 02:46:28 | More by Betajeff
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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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tugdriver7

Maryland

4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-19-2014 21:26:03 | More by tugdriver7
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logicalparadox

New York

4/5  rDev +10.2%

08-02-2014 20:30:42 | More by logicalparadox
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.2%

05-07-2014 22:39:16 | More by Immortale25
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fx20736

New York

4/5  rDev +10.2%

Bought as part of a mixed 12 pack from Beers of the World on 5/23/14. Poured into aa Pilsener glass at fridge temp.

appearance: rich gold with an ivory white head, nice lacing.

smell: a tad sweet for a pils but a nice balance of spicy noble hops atop bready malt.

taste: pale malt, spicy hops, soild representative of the style.

mouthfeel: good.

overall: great beer for the price, a keeper.

05-24-2014 20:48:07 | More by fx20736
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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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1BadblueSS

New York

4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-30-2013 20:30:51 | More by 1BadblueSS
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Beermazter310

Nevada

4/5  rDev +10.2%

08-26-2014 18:03:46 | More by Beermazter310
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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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Saranac Wild Hop Pils from Matt Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.