Saranac Rudy's Spiced Christmas Ale | Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

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Saranac Rudy's Spiced Christmas AleSaranac Rudy's Spiced Christmas Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
New York, United States
saranac.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kell50 on 10-13-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
165
Reviews:
32
Avg:
3.22
pDev:
16.15%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Miguel_W
4.5/5  rDev +39.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one that FX Matt should bring back. Wonderfully smooth and hint of spices throughout. Flavorful beer. Pairs perfectly with red meats.

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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2.79/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3.23/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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3.27/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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2.75/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.34/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, semi-clear, golden color with a quarter of a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very aromatic, with strong notes of piney hops, slightly toasted malt, giving off notes of slightly toasted rye bread, caraway seeds, and some caramel and brown sugar.

Taste: Similar to the aroma, only reversed. Strong notes of toasted malt up front and caraway seeds, like freshly baked rye bread, followed by some black pepper, caramel-like sweetness, finished by some pretty strong, but not out-of-balanced hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, with some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 6.0%, there is alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a pretty decent beer. Not bad, but not great either. Pretty enjoyable as your drinking it, but totally forgettable once it’s drunk. Worth a try, but not really worth going back too. I wouldn’t pass it up if offered, but I’m not seeking it out either.

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3.66/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.69/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.92/5  rDev +21.7%

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3.2/5  rDev -0.6%

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4.04/5  rDev +25.5%

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3.85/5  rDev +19.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

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2/5  rDev -37.9%

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

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5/5  rDev +55.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.4/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: It has a quick fading off white head over an orange amber body with a light haze.

Smell: I don’t get much here, just a light spiced maltiness.

Taste / Palate: There is a mild bready malt base with some dry spice notes like clove and coriander. I am also picking up a touch of bitter orange peel. It’s palate feels light and the finish is quick and somewhat boring.

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Saranac Rudy's Spiced Christmas Ale from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
3.22 out of 5 based on 165 ratings.
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