Saranac Long John Lager | Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

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Saranac Long John LagerSaranac Long John Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Long John Lager is a robust easygoing Dunkel Lager. The caramelized malty sweetness is nicely balanced by a toasted nuttiness that'll surely light up your taste buds on a winter's day.

Added by jhartley on 08-08-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
106
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.29
pDev:
14.29%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
35
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 106 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of Squire123
3.43/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rorjets
3.24/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RBorsato
3.55/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of luke12345
3.34/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JBudraux
2.89/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of beergoot
3.56/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark, garnet red hued body; thick, creamy head. Caramel and mild fruit aroma; currants and raisins. The flavor follows the smell profile; low-key hop bitterness and a mild toasty flavor arise with the aftertaste. Medium bodied; smooth; semi-dry finish.

This beer looks fine and drinks well, it just doesn't pack much distinctive character in things. In some ways, it's a little watery and weak yet still finishes with a decent warmth and malty flavor.

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Photo of LoveStout
3.04/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of acurtis
3.12/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of jooler
3.82/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pretty good lager. Dark and malty. Somewhat sweet.

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Photo of jheimiller
3.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Corum47
4.02/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Big Saranac fan. Love this lager.

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Photo of djrn2
3.08/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of lovindahops
3.75/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Anaxagoris
3.85/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dandaugherty1221
3.52/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shoretaxi
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nascartailgatefa
3.08/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Treyliff
3.43/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass, best by 3/31/15

A- pours a deep brown color with a small creamy off-white head that retains long after the pour, leaving some lacing behind 4

S- sweet and malty aroma with notes of brown bread, caramel malt, slightly nutty

T- strange cardboard flavor up front that eventually transitions into brown bread, raisin & caramel malt, more dark fruit on the finish

M- medium body with medium-low carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel that continues into the finish

O- drinkable, but doesn't quite mesh like the classic German examples

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Photo of yaksurf
3.1/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DavidGross
3.18/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I enjoyed this beer from a bottle. Was good copper color with nice malty aromas. Tasted good, but was hoping for a tad more alcohol to warm me on the cool winter evening.

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Photo of jkermitj
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DuBeats
2.69/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
3.54/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Doomcifer
2.97/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of probert
3.75/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Saranac Long John Lager from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
3.29 out of 5 based on 106 ratings.
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