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Saranac Wild Hop Pils - Matt Brewing Company

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272 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 272
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 1
Gots: 44 | 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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1.5/5  rDev -58.6%

Belittle, Aug 05, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -37.8%

JPowell712, Jun 26, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

TheBigBoy, Jul 27, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Got this bottle at the Sunoco in Lake Placid.

A - Pours very light golden colour. Bright with good carbonation. One finger of soapy white head. Spotty lace and a film of retention.

S - Grassy, honey, corn, grain.

T - Honey, grain, sweet corn. Not much 'hop' profile to be found.

M - Good carbonation, medium body and a sweet honey finish.

O/D - Definitely not my cuppa. The hop profile is definitely not prevalent and it ends up being closer to a European adjunct lager. Not worth the time.

tbeckett, Sep 26, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24%

cornpone, Jun 29, 2013
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2.85/5  rDev -21.3%
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...


KajII, Nov 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

mte1972, Aug 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Zonian1, Jul 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

JOldewurtel, Jun 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

CKav, Oct 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

RHB33, Jun 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

YeastEnthusiast, Jul 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

bluehende, Oct 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Rlhinson2104, Sep 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

braedon_peluso, Jun 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

djrn2, Feb 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

thefuneral, Jul 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

LPJones, Jun 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

devilfluff, May 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

morefackinghops, May 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

rderedin, May 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

cbord459, Jul 12, 2013
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3.08/5  rDev -14.9%

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
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Saranac Wild Hop Pils from Matt Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 272 ratings.