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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

188 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 188
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 9.92%
Wants: 1
Gots: 21 | 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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JPowell712

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -38%

06-26-2014 02:11:09 | More by JPowell712
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

07-27-2013 04:02:06 | More by TheBigBoy
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Brewmeistermeisterbrewer

New York

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

08-30-2013 21:51:40 | More by Brewmeistermeisterbrewer
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cornpone

New York

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

06-29-2013 19:13:44 | More by cornpone
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KajII

North Carolina

2.85/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

[Suggested Glassware: Pilsener Glass]

The pour was a clear golden yellow with an average (1-2 finger) white soapy head that receded at a steady pace, down to a medium film and collar with fair spotty lacing.

The aroma was of a mild biscuit malt, grassy and floral hops and a light sweaty yeast with notes of citrus (lemon peel), topical fruit, dust and an slight odor of an adjunct.

The taste was lightly bitter and a tad malty with a touch of citrus early on, progressing quickly with a decent hop presence, a hint of fruit and a harsh citrus peel bitter finish. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow, with the bitter fruity taste fading slowly off the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was light in body and dry in texture with a carbonation that just passed medium in intensity.

Overall I found this to be a pretty basic for a Pilsener, although it did posses just a hint of tropical fruitiness and slightly more of a hop presence than most beers of this style...

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Serving type: bottle

11-25-2013 21:04:43 | More by KajII
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Zonian1

Ohio

3/5  rDev -17.4%

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

Maryland

3/5  rDev -17.4%

06-12-2014 03:29:11 | More by JOldewurtel
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CKav

New York

3/5  rDev -17.4%

10-03-2013 20:16:08 | More by CKav
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RHB33

Maryland

3/5  rDev -17.4%

06-17-2014 22:19:01 | More by RHB33
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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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TheRealThreePhilosophers

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -17.4%

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

New York

3/5  rDev -17.4%

06-27-2013 04:17:27 | More by braedon_peluso
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -17.4%

02-13-2014 01:53:25 | More by djrn2
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LPJones

New York

3/5  rDev -17.4%

06-09-2013 19:46:57 | More by LPJones
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devilfluff

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -17.4%

05-29-2014 01:04:47 | More by devilfluff
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morefackinghops

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -17.4%

05-26-2013 23:47:35 | More by morefackinghops
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rderedin

Maine

3/5  rDev -17.4%

05-11-2013 17:56:02 | More by rderedin
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cbord459

New York

3/5  rDev -17.4%

07-12-2013 01:19:20 | More by cbord459
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TeamMathis

West Virginia

3.11/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear and golden. Head quickly disappears into a partial lace.
Smell: Floral, with a hint of citrus. Some honey.
Taste: Slightly bitter floral.
Mouthfeel: Spritzy carbonation.

There is nothing really outstanding about this drink. It's enjoyable and refreshing. You could almost guzzle it like tea. It's basically a very lightly hoppy floral brew that works well with hot days. I probably wouldn't get this again, but I'd drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2013 05:13:49 | More by TeamMathis
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CaptJackHarkness

New York

3.14/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

From twelve ounce undated bottle, out of 2013 Summer Beers Collection.

An aroma that's floral and spicy. Pours deep golden yellow with decent white head. Head has poor retention. Spotty lacing to the glass. Taste is of a delicate hop and bready grains , a touch sour in the finish. Decent, but not delectable!

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2013 23:52:43 | More by CaptJackHarkness
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

True gold color with a fat finger of white coarse foam. Audibly fizzing away, but drying up into crusty foam. All in all, retains okay.

Semi-dry grassy aromas with lager-y crispness and mashed grains. Somewhat husky, but not really promoting a lot of bitterness in the nose. Hop notes are miniature and slightly citrusy, but not really giving way to anything other than an herbal character. Lack of firmness takes away from a true pilsner nose.

Muddled flavors with some herbal hop, husky grain, and fermented muckiness. Cooked vegetable and mild sulfur spills forth on the tongue, and I realize that this has some serious corner-cutting going on. Still, there's some pleasant grassiness behind it all. The bitterness is fair-to-moderate in the opening and finishes decently. Carbonation keeps the excitement going, because the body is barely treading water.

Not worth going back to. Five more Saranac's to go in this mix pack.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2014 23:21:49 | More by thecheapies
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dacrza1

New Jersey

3.2/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Date tasted: June 23, 2013... Glassware: Paulaner pilsner... Occasion: a good work weekend comes to its end... Appearance: nice golden body; white head is crisp, thick and foamy--tantalizing... Aroma: prime,, pleasant fragrance of softened hops; citrus and a bit of musky malt makes for an intriguing, antagonistic pair... Palate: a rounded mouthfeel, unexpected in a pilsner; definitely profiles as a thicker,, grainier version... Taste: a taut ping that resounds, then a malty base of hops keeps this less dense and less "wild" than expected; heavier aftertaste as well doesn't endear... Overall: a bit warming as the glass drains; a different experience when arranged with others of the same style....overall, a compliment to Saranac that it is a unique product by their standards....

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2013 03:15:02 | More by dacrza1
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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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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

03-29-2014 21:08:28 | More by acurtis
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ChipMurray

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

11-18-2013 11:31:28 | More by ChipMurray
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Saranac Wild Hop Pils from Matt Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.