Saranac Kölsch | Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

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Saranac KölschSaranac Kölsch

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

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

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Added by WesWes on 04-14-2005

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Yet another new one to me, from the Saranac summer twelvepack which contained pairs of six different brews, all with 1/31/14 dates on them, which I purchased a couple of weeks ago.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Tree House tulip.

a: Clear amber with a finger thick white head which receded quickly to thin surface foam and spotty lacing.

s: Nothing particularly detectable. Slight malt

t: Medium bready malt with hints of sweetness and light fruit. Dry finish.

m: Light to moderate, good body.

o: Decent enough kolsch, that is an ale almost masquerading as a lager with some extra heft to it. One reviewer below called it boring and that underscores the lack of much distinctive taste. Better than most mainstream lagers though, a good warm weather refresher if you like something with a bit more presence than most pilseners or light lagers. However you may find other kolsches with more fruit tones than this one.

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Bottle purchased as part of Saranac summer pack.

Golden orange-ish amber color, with a half inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Doesn't smell like a whole lot, a bit of graininess, some slight spicy German hops.

The taste is similar. It's not bad, just boring. Slightly sweet malt flavor up front, some typical spicy/grassy German hop flavors. Not very strong, however.

Light bodied, crisp, mostly dry mouthfeel. Very drinkable.

Like most Saranac beers, this isn't "good" per se, it's just drinkable, and about average to below average for the style. It worked well for it's use (drinking at a BBQ) but I don't think I'd ever get it again.

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A drinkable yet mostly forgettable beer. Lightweight and weak in the flavor and feel and just doesn't leave you fire-up for more.

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Saranac Kölsch from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
Beer rating: 3.21 out of 5 with 400 ratings
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