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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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285 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 285
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 1
Gots: 48 | 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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Photo of tbeckett
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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
Photo of BitterHopHead
5/5  rDev +37.7%

BitterHopHead, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of Yeldarb92
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%

Yeldarb92, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of EliHammett
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%

EliHammett, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of Treyliff
3.89/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours clear & golden color with a fizzy and foamy white head that retains nicely, leaving some lacing behind. Flowery hop aroma with a hint of grassy notes. Fruity and crisp flavor with some berry notes, floral notes kick in before giving way to a bready malt backbone. Medium body with moderate carbonation, foamy mouthfeel and crisp finish. Nice flavorful pilsner with high drinkability

Treyliff, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of Flounder57
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can was poured into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: A two finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a golden straw yellow with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Bready and sweet pilsner malts followed by lager yeast and spicy, herbal, grassy hops.

Taste: These wild Belma hops are nice. I could see these hops used more in the future. Nice malt backbone too to balance things out.

Mouthfeel: Clean, crisp, light bodied, refreshing, a little dry, a little chewy, and medium to high carbonation.

Overall: Nice pilsner. I'll take another.

Flounder57, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of ColdWaffles
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

ColdWaffles, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of CobraKai29
4/5  rDev +10.2%

CobraKai29, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of qchic
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

qchic, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of PastelBlack
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%

PastelBlack, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.08/5  rDev -15.2%

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
Photo of Didier
3.76/5  rDev +3.6%

Didier, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of KWolf
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%

KWolf, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of delia0027
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

delia0027, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of evergreen_machine
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

evergreen_machine, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of Chinaskifan1
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Chinaskifan1, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of Gregwa
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Gregwa, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of Catalin
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Catalin, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of KevMo84
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

KevMo84, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of TheMarkE
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Appearance: Honey gold with a decent head that disappears quickly. Moderate lacing, very little carbonation.

Smell: Grains, spice, herb.

Taste: Grains, malt, spicy hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, moderate hop bitterness.

The Verdict: Surprisingly good. The wild hops give it a nice flavor and a hint of complexity. Good session beer at a good price.

TheMarkE, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of Mikexw
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Mikexw, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of droomyster
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Pours a golden body with a small white head with good retention and a bit of lacing. Aromas are sweet and practically epitomize the word "grassy." I get a light citrusy note as well. Taste is very balanced between English muffin-like malts and grassy hops with an orange peel prickle. Grains linger long on the finish. I like this a lot. Very solid.

droomyster, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of elNopalero
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

A bottle of this from Trader Joe’s set me back a whopping $.85!
This pours a light golden in color.
There's an aroma of a fruity, almost floral hopping, with some melon characteristics that come through.
The flavor snaps with a pleasing hop profile that demonstrates more of the melon flavors. Not bad and a steal for the price.

elNopalero, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of neurobot01
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%

neurobot01, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of Mopey82
4.16/5  rDev +14.6%

Mopey82, Sep 01, 2014
Saranac Wild Hop Pils from Matt Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.