Saranac Cloud Splitter | Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

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Saranac Cloud SplitterSaranac Cloud Splitter

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

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Summer

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Added by djrn2 on 03-29-2014

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Ratings: 125 |  Reviews: 26
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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Photo of WVbeergeek
2.9/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Beautiful hazed apricot body with a bright white head billowing head over the sides of my glass, very nice looking brew this could be a beer commercial.

Aroma citrus peel, witbier character with the coriander additions galore muddled hop components noted in the backend with a wheat biscuit combo coming in the grains/oat additions.

Tastes like a more citrus peel forward witbier with bitter muddled spices, citrus peel bitterness knocking me out with bitterness, and hop pellets not much in the way of expressive tropical notes that I was expecting with the use of Citra a definite letdown in so many ways.

Mouthfeel is rough, each sip challenges your palate more and more it's a perfect storm of harsh, muddled, spice heavy, and generic hop pellet mash up medium bodied cloying all day carbonation carries on whether or not you want it to or not.

Overall, it's Saranac and who is wasting Citra hops on this witbier hybrid? That's the worse beer sin I've heard about in quite some time.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.72/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It is Roberto Clemente Night throughout Major League Baseball and so I am wearing my Clemente jersey.

From the bottle: "Wheat malts and oats give it a hazy appearance. Citra hops, orange peel, and coriander create a perfect storm of flavor. This ale is unfiltered, unapologetic and unbelievably good."

I Pop!ped the cap and began a heavy-handed pour that produced two fingers of fluffy, ecru head that slowly fell, leaving great lacing in its wake. Color was a cloudy Golden-Yellow (SRM = > 5, < 7). Nose had a definitive black pepper-like spiciness, so the coriander was accounted for. It was underlain by a sweet citrusiness, but I cannot say for sure that I would have guessed "Orange Peel". Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was quite spicy on the tongue, but I would be hard pressed to tell you its source. The wheat malt, combined with the spice and orange peel, conspired to create a really dry, semi-tart taste. It had a puckering dryness on the finish that I felt as though I could have done without. Phew! It was quite a beer and totally appropriate for summer, but it just was not my bag.

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Photo of breardon1776
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours to a cloudy pale orange color. Foamy head and moderate lacing. Smells of apricot and spice. Almost a Belgian white but also wheaty, Some sediment floating in glass,Good carbonation. Flavor is some citrus with hint of pine. Goes down smooth. Overall i really enjoy this beer. refreshing!

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.39/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TimoP
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Billolick
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of butters_mcgee
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of chinchill
3.26/5  rDev -8.4%

12 oz bottle pours cloudy (of course) pale golden. Weak head. The aroma feature citrus with spices and a subtle bready base. The flavor also has a strong citrus component, but is near moderate in bitterness and lightrly tart too.

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Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of CloudStrife
3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Best by 10/31/2014.

A: Pours a very cloudy peachish yellow with an ample dense white head on top. Too opaque to see any visible carbonation. Leaves some spots of lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: First thing I get is a faint hop aroma that slightly overpowers the wheat base. Orange comes through more as it warms up complimenting the hops.

T: Initially this beer goes down well with a orange like hop flavor. Then a second or two after there is an odd wheat or malty spice that comes through and gives an off taste. Good amount of orange peel and coriander.

M: Full body with low carbonation. A bit sticky on the backend from the hops but remains drinkable.

Overall this one just isnt for me. Perhaps I need the BBQ grill going to really let this one set in.

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Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Inglum515
3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ordybill
3.06/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Has a grain and citrus aroma Appearance- Pours a murky light orange color with a small white head Taste- Has a wheat flavor with some hop and citrus to boot. Palate- A medium bodied beer with mild carbonation. Has a bitter finish Overall- An average American Pale Wheat Ale, not horrible but not very memorable

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Photo of chrishiker1409
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of hophugger
3.14/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of poohbearzeccola
4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gmann
3.27/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a cloudy golden color with that witbier white hue. The pure white head is puffy and airy and quickly settles into a light cap. Lots of big bubble lacing on the glass.

The aroma is of the orange peel and the citra hops. Nice citrus notes from the hops and a bit of grass. The aroma is light on the coriander which is good in my book.

Well, the coriander can be found in the flavor. It has that celery flavor which I am not big on. The orange peel is light. The hops are noticeable and provide a nice citrus flavor. There is some piney bitterness as well. The hops and coriander seem to clash, its a bit harsh.

The feel is light to moderate with airy carbonation. Sweet and zesty on the palate and finishes with a light hoppy bitterness.

The beer seems to be a hoppy witbier. Not sure the style works.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.13/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A- pours a cloudy and murky golden orange color with a small white foamy head, decent retention

S- a hint of grassy and citrus hops, crisp wheat, sugary malt

T- light orange juice mixed with toasted wheat with an off artificial sugar , hint of grass on a dry finish

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp finish

O- about as middle of the road as a wheat beer can be, very bland

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Photo of tone77
3.44/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy golden/whitish color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some wheat, oranges. Taste is surprisingly hoppy, citrus, hints of wheat. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall a decent warm weather beer.

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Photo of PJCarnell
3.96/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of postalroger
3.23/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of robebo44
3.27/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of edthehead
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of civicm87
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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Saranac Cloud Splitter from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 125 ratings