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Saranac Wild Hop Pils - Matt Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

197 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 197
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 9.64%
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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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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redbarnbikes

New York

4/5  rDev +10.2%

07-10-2014 20:39:49 | More by redbarnbikes
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RobTheKnob

Texas

4/5  rDev +10.2%

07-09-2014 09:23:20 | More by RobTheKnob
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tpeters

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-07-2014 20:57:43 | More by tpeters
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep golden color with fine clarity. The foamy white head sticks around forever it seems, and for sure looks inviting. Underneath the veil of froth the aroma is bright and hoppy with some toasted bread. In the taste, citrus and some dirtier, earthier aspects. Has a light spiciness to the hops as well. The body is light and decently carbonated, and the finish has a clean citrus to it. Overall, Matt Brewing knows how to make easy drinking beers and this is no exception. A nice option if you're looking into Pilsner.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2014 03:47:04 | More by Stinkypuss
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kenstogie

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-05-2014 22:33:13 | More by kenstogie
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a rich golden color wit a thin small head gracing the top. A thick foamy collar is always present. Soft carbonation bubbles stream to the top.
Smells inviting with a sharp and tangy aroma Hops have a subtle bottle lemon juice scent.
The taste is refreshing and good but I didn't pick up much of the wild hop taste or hops in general.
Finishes dry and sharp or tangy.
A good beer with no faults other then needing more hops.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 11:50:42 | More by micromaniac129
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coobstar

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-01-2014 05:05:42 | More by coobstar
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monkeybeerbelly

New York

4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-30-2014 23:11:33 | More by monkeybeerbelly
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JPowell712

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -38%

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

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-26-2014 00:02:35 | More by xJMFCx
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Wortman1998

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-25-2014 18:36:17 | More by Wortman1998
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gory4d

New York

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

06-24-2014 17:17:19 | More by gory4d
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mitch3114

New York

4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-22-2014 22:52:50 | More by mitch3114
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robfaivre


4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-20-2014 03:25:10 | More by wisegreensoul
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tugdriver7

Maryland

4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-19-2014 21:26:03 | More by tugdriver7
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leansean88

New York

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

06-18-2014 01:09:18 | More by leansean88
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Yoda22

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-17-2014 22:49:01 | More by Yoda22
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RHB33

Maryland

3/5  rDev -17.4%

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

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-16-2014 03:57:04 | More by mmmbeerNY
Saranac Wild Hop Pils from Matt Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.