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Saranac Harvest Ale - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac Harvest Ale
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 16.23%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: Utica_Brew_Review on 08-21-2013

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Reviews by tempest:
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3.62/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pulled out of the fall 12 pack. Overall, it's a gently hoppy wheat beer with a mild, floral melon hop taste and crisp citrus kiss in the finish. It's very drinkable, and I wish they knocked down the ABV a bit to make a better session beer. A little research shows this is a Sorachi Ace ale. While I certainly wouldn't mind a bigger hops character, but it's a fine beer and I'll be drinking the other from this mixed box.

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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.1/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a hazy golden straw color with a small wispy white head that settles into a light ring.

The aroma has a light floral note with a hint of pepper. A touch of a musty perfumey note. Seems a bit odd but not unpleasant.

The beer has a substantial lemony flavor, some lemon rind bitterness and a bready wheat body. Kind of reminds me of that Sam Adams Coastal Wheat brew. Light grassy hop presence to balance the brew; some pepper notes as well.

The feel is light and crisp with active carbonation. Sweet on the palate and finishes with enough of a grassy bitter to balance the beer. Drinks well.

Overall, not a bad beer but not sure why this is a "harvest" beer. Reminds me more of a summer wheat ale.

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2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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1.75/5  rDev -43.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3/5  rDev -2.6%

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1.75/5  rDev -43.2%

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3.6/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - A hazy orange color with just a 1/4 of head.
S - Well wheat is predominant but I do smell some citrus hop goodness and malts.
T - Not that bad has a very balanced hop profile, easy drinking wheat flavor and a nice smooth finish. Maybe it's because they labeled it as a "harvest ale" and everyone expected an uber hop experience idk.
M -Light to medium, rather smooth easy to drink.

Overall it's actually very similar to the hoppy lager in that it does have a decent amount of hops and a smooth taste. Yep.

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2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -2.6%

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3/5  rDev -2.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -2.6%

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3/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +29.9%

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3.4/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark straw with a thin layer of white head. Smells like a wheat beer (apparently it is a wheat/malt blend). This offering is very light and not at all what I would expect from a "harvest" ale. That said, the finish is semi-dry with a pleasant light hoppiness.

When I think of harvest ales, I think hearty and this offering is far from hearty. Frankly, this is more like a summer ale than an autumn ale. Beers should be both true to style AND true to season. This one belongs with Saranac’s summer sampler, not their fall sampler.

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Saranac Harvest Ale from Matt Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.