Saranac Wild Hop Pils - Matt Brewing Company
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3.46/5 rDev -4.7%
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.
07-27-2014 01:17:00 | More by Beejay
3.45/5 rDev -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.
07-21-2014 20:21:06 | More by JohnSand
3.2/5 rDev -11.8%
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.
07-13-2014 17:26:39 | More by smakawhat
Saranac Wild Hop Pils from Matt Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.