White Ale | Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Saranac Prism

Added by Edward19 on 01-06-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
168
Reviews:
44
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
13.5%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
49
For Trade:
0
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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in a pint.

Appearance: Cloudy body with light sedimentsto the frame, off-white head rising just about half a finger's length. Almost zero lacing.

Smell: Sweet citrus scent but doesn't last a long time.

Taste: Smooth sweet citrus and light peaches, I can't be the only tasting it.

Mouth: Semi-sticky, sweet malts.

Overall: Great pick-up, definitely going back for another six pack considering in the mist of a BBQ the brew is super refreshing. Salud!

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Photo of Walleybeer
4.38/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crotharagain
3.47/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Visiting Syracuse NY this week and tried this. Interesting take on a white ale. Less of a Belgian influence that I've found in many white ales. Nice aroma and very delicate yet complex fruity flavors. Finishes smooth. Very refreshing.

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Photo of XsoldoutX
3.16/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of buckyp
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dag1991
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mrbseward
3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The prism is a decent wheat beer. It pours a hazy yellow (with floaties....I hate floaties) and white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent has citrus notes to it. The taste is starts yeasty then finishes with a grape fruit kick. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with decent carbonation. Overall its ok.

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Photo of braican
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zaktcc
3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bogdawg
3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
4.09/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A very hazy white ale, with a bit of a citrus aroma to it. A tart and sweet citrus flavor to it. Very crisp, and a very nice lawnmower beer for people who don't something hoppy like an IPA or a pale ale.

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Photo of h4ger
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jharmon
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marc427
4.65/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

People are sleeping on this spring seasonal
...Good more for me ; )

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Photo of DoubleMalt
3.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lovindahops
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mleidig
3.97/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
3.24/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cooker_stp
4.21/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopticalDeployment
3.33/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Got three Sixers at local grocery for $3.99 a piece! Couldn't believe the deal! This is a fantastic every day beer for those of us that prefer a bold ipa, a crisp pilsner, or tart lager.


This beer has character, yet maintains just above the session level abv... but not too high abv category. A keeper...

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Photo of Mantooth
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.82/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Best by 6/30/15.

Pours a murky light golden-orange with a foamy beige 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 peach juice, peach puree, and peach ring candy aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus juice, citrus zest, peach puree, and peach ring candy flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with really nice peach aromas and a solid mix of peach and citrus flavors that make this one tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.86/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Type: 12-oz. beer
Glass: Stone Ruination IPA pint glass
From: Trader Joe’s in La Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $10.99 for a variety 12-pack (12 Beers a Springing)
Purchased: April 22, 2015
Consumed: April 23, 2015
Misc.: Best by June 30, 2015 at 3:30 p.m.

Poured a golden, straw, hazy color with two fingers of white, frothy head. Lots of slow-moving bubble streams coming up from the bottom. Minimal wet lacing. Bad retention. (Sight - 3.50)

Smelled a pleasant whiff of pineapple, coconut, mango, passion fruit and other tropical notes. Also got some light Citra, floral, fruit punch, peach and cherry. Really digging this nose. (Smell - 4.25)

Tasted really close to the nose, but a little sweeter. Didn’t taste as good as I thought it would though. Tropical dominating again, getting coconut, pineapple, passion fruit, fruit punch and mango. Also floral, apricot, peach, Citra and black cherry soda. (Taste - 3.75)

Light-to-medium body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Long, tropical finish. (Feel - 3.75)

I really liked this tropical style beer. Glad to be able to have two more after this one. (Overall - 3.75)

3.86 | 87 | B+

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White Ale from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
3.63 out of 5 based on 168 ratings.
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