Saranac Clouded Dream | Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

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84
good
33 Ratings
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Saranac Clouded DreamSaranac Clouded Dream
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hybrid IPA / Belgian White

Added by Jason on 05-01-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
33
Reviews:
6
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
12.67%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of Almasi_
4.89/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of barczar
3.44/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not sure of age on this one, but found on clearance.

Aroma is fairly malty, caramelly sweet, cardboard oxidized, with notes of grapefruit, clove, coriander, and orange peel. There's a touch of Belgian yeast funk.

Flavor is fairly cardboard laden throughout, with a lightly bitter, coriander finish. Touch of plastic. Notes of orange peel and muted citrus redeem.

Too bitter, considering the lack of other flavors to counter.

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Photo of MKrauss
3.54/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shaneyjj
4.6/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.72/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up at ShopRite Liquors in Caldwell last week, having never had this before. I wasn't a big fan of Saranac's beers for ages as they all tended to taste the same to me, but this was proof that they're finally stepping up their game. There was too much yeast in this and the phenols and spice were a bit overdone but the balance and flavor was here and this was by far the most aesthetically pleasing beer that I've ever had from them, which meshed well with the style that it was categorized under!

Loved the pour to this, as this beer had a cloudy goldenrod hue to it with a massive, foamy head that remained as wonderful rings of lacing along the back side of my pint glass. Lots of the aforementioned yeast and phenols in the nose, with even more in the taste. Those were counterbalanced by spice, tropical fruit, juicy orange, and earthy, metallic hops. Lots going on here as the carbonation and slightly oily mouthfeel served as reminders that there was an IPA component to this. A hint of coriander stuck around in the aftertaste along with the slick coating that this left behind.

There's booze in here but it was felt and not to be detected by taste. To be sure, there was sediment in the bottle as well that had to be swirled out which was a reminder that this was a Belgian IPA and not just a regular one with yeast in it. Not everything meshed well together but there was a lot to like here and in spite of the dank harshness of the hops, I enjoyed this for what it was worth...even if it called for a shot of water as a chaser.

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Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
3.72/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jophish17
3.38/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Marc427
4.58/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shocked how good this beer is
Saranac has stepped up there
Game !!!!!

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Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.07/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4.01/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of masonstorm
3.02/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of scottbrew4u
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pleasantly surprised by this beer!

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Photo of Jason
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Hazed dull copper hue, good showing of lacing. Smells of whole macerated oranges, spices, yeast, and ripe fruit. Smooth and flaunting some body, bready maltiness throughout. Spice and alcohol in the middle, ripe fruit and yeast as well. Pineapple skin. Kiss of Citra dankness, more flavor than bitterness. This mashup of styles works well, worth a go.

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Photo of Fronjdj10
3.6/5  rDev -3%

Photo of KWolf
2.48/5  rDev -33.2%

Photo of plaid75
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Kimbo1318
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of brentk56
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color capped by an inch of foam; a few streaks of lace linger

Smell: Bready with grapefruit and coriander

Taste: Bready, on the front of the tongue, with grapefruit and lime flavors building; in the middle, the coriander and grapefruit peel take over, though the finish is overly phenolic

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall:

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Photo of wisegreensoul
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Snow
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of CaptDavyJones
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of logicalparadox
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of poohbearzeccola
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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Saranac Clouded Dream from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
3.71 out of 5 based on 33 ratings.
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