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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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256 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 256
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 0
Gots: 38 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Caddant, Aug 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

My local, frequent in-person trade, tone77, recently dropped this off for me in his latest batch of beer in support of The CANQuest ™. I am always anxious to see what he has for me when he stops by!
From the CAN: “A Family Brewery Since 1888”; “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.”; “Like this? Try this: Adirondack Lager”.
I just love the sound of a good Crack! in the morning. Leave it to Saranac to brighten the day with something wild. I celebrated with an inverted Glug and then sat back and watched the pseudo-cascade. It developed into two-plus fingers of dense, rocky, bone-white head with great retention. Color was solid-Gold (SRM = 5) with NE-quality clarity. Of course, this acted as the clarion call for Midas, Mammon and Croesus to show up and begin squabbling amongst themselves for a taste. I CAN hardly put up with it any more. Nose had an earthy, peppery bite and I was inspired to ask my neighbor to plant peppers next year. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was very earthy, like something freshly harvested. Wet-hopped, perhaps? It also had a cereal-like maltiness, so I would put it as a German-style Pils. Finish was crisp and dry and would make an excellent addition to the cooler on a hot, humid Summer’s day.

woodychandler, Aug 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Pours a slightly hazy yellow color with a foamy 2 finger white head that was full of bubbles and faded very slowly, leaving great foamy lacing and rings as it went down.

Smells of malt, wheat bread, butter, caramel, floral hops, brown sugar and piney hops; very nice balance and more aromatic than most pils.

Tastes of sweet malt, caramel, floral hops, tea leaf, piney hops and it has a grainy finish that is bready and almost clean. Starts off malty, then the hops wash over and add nice complexities that are way above normal for the style.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp, with a medium body, average carbonation and a bready finish that's on the dry side and clean. Overall a very nice pils that is much hoppier than most pils and much more flavorful.

CHickman, Aug 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

GeorgiaBeerGuy, Aug 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Beermazter310, Aug 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

danipp, Aug 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

MisledTitan, Aug 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

GeoChase90, Aug 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

mjforres, Aug 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

JamRad, Aug 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

mte1972, Aug 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

paulish, Aug 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Poured into a tulip glass
Best By date: Oct 17, 2014
Pour date: August 18, 2014

APPEARANCE: honey, golden yellow with great clarity. One inch white frothy head which settled quickly, but just enough retention to leave a little lacing on the walls of the glass.

SMELL: Tangerine, some graininess, not much to this one.

TASTE: Hop flavours don't really come through aromatically on the tongue as they do on the nose. The bitterness qualities are noticeable, making for a really crisp finish.

FEEL: thin, crisp, bubbly.

OVERALL: A great session beer and a very good buy. The label is awful in opinion.. If it weren't for the price I would have overlooked it.

CaliforniaJohnson, Aug 19, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +3.6%

DAS30, Aug 16, 2014
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3.44/5  rDev -5.2%

Wrinker712, Aug 16, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev +1.4%

T-34-85, Aug 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

boszormeny, Aug 14, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +3.6%

Mdavis0805, Aug 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

MikeLenehan, Aug 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

cvengeance, Aug 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

disruptor32, Aug 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

MDDMD, Aug 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

cfaulman, Aug 08, 2014
Saranac Wild Hop Pils from Matt Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 256 ratings.