Cold Brew Coffee Lager | Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

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Cold Brew Coffee LagerCold Brew Coffee Lager
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3.87/5
Very Good
100 Ratings
Cold Brew Coffee LagerCold Brew Coffee Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by antjackson305 on 06-16-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,983
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
100
pDev:
8.79%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
19
Trade:
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Ratings: 100 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of elNopalero
3.42/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This pours a malty amber in color. Cold brew aroma is present, dominates the nose. Coffee forward with a strong astringency finishing it off. Again, not as terrible as I would expect.

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Photo of dvmin98
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djrn2
3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of khoff5
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of porterman66
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CreightonSM
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nater919
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A thanks to the commander of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a beige/orange color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of coffee, caramel.Taste is of black coffee, little else. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall, not something I would want several of, but it is a unique beer worth trying.

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Photo of thoglund
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chicagoish
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lingenbrau
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber with a nice white head that disappears. Not what I was expecting, bit pleasantly surprised. Light roast coffee dominates the nose followed by a nice caramel background. Taste follows, and the caramel flavor stays in the aftertaste. Almost a slightly burnt caramel at that. The body is very thin, as expected for a lager. Light, very easy to drink, well carbonated. Overall, this is much better than I was expecting and thoroughly enjoyed it and admire its originality taking coffee to a light lager rather than the coffee or stout status quo. Cheers!

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Lagunitas mason jar
From: Trader Joe’s in La Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $8.99 for a variety 2016 New Beer 12-pack
Purchased: Feb. 7, 2017
Consumed: Feb. 9, 2017
Reviewed as: American Red / Red Lager
Misc.: Bottled on Oct. 21, 2016; Best by March 31, 2017 at 1:35 p.m. ET

Was happy when my wife sent me a photo of this 12-pack at a recent trip to Trader Joe’s. Saranac was my gateway to craft beer and was surprised to see this variety 12-pack with all four beers ones that I had not tried yet. Throw in the $8.99 purchase price and I was in. Did not realize until I opened that the box that these were quite old. This Cold Brew Coffee Lager was bottled on Oct. 21 with a best by March 31. Not that bad for an Amber Red / Red Lager I guess.

Poured a copper amber clear color with 1-to-2 fingers of fizzy off-white head. Could see some bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Bad lacing. Decent retention. (Sight - 3.25)

Smelled dark black coffee malts, roasty nuts, toasted hazelnut, ashtray, semi-charred wood, toffee and dark caramel. (Smell - 4.00)

Taste pretty much followed the nose, but not quite as good. Definitely getting a mix of coffee malts and amber-like qualities. Got dark coffee malts, toasted hazelnut, earthy rye, roasty nuts, semi-charred wood, toasted toffee, caramel, smoky wood and dark chocolate. (Taste - 3.75)

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, roasty finish. (Feel - 4.00)

This was pretty good overall. Really liked out the coffee malts met the amber qualities. (Overall - 3.75)

3.81 | 86 | B+

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Photo of RichieRich1812
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheOakKing
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AndrewMichael
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drank straight from this 12 oz bottle at a Near Year's Party. I love my coffee in the morning, and this had some great coffee flavor, so beat my expectations. Pretty crazy as a lager as well.

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Photo of maddogruss
3.4/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: pours Amber body with white head with nice retention and lacing
S: smells like sweet, coffee hard candy
T: tastes like coffee, but sweetness in the smell disappears in the taste; slight toffee notes in the aftertaste
M: medium bodied and pretty smooth
D: nice mouthfeel and taste combination; nice tasting beer

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Photo of BigMike
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tdm168
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cooker_stp
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StrangerTides
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of akopczyk
4.46/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Act25
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Saranac has turned around from a budget, also-ran to an interesting local, low-cost craft. let's pay attention.
A) The pour is coppery orange-re darkened to chestnut by the coffee. Tan head that only lasts and laces a little.

S) Nose is malty with coffee, honey, and breakfast toast. Hops offer spice cabinet. Earthy coffee and herbs are mellow and not too assertive. Interesting cedar.

T) Follows smell with bread-baking richness & sweetness. Mellow coffee among the malt, bread, and toast, and a light hop tingle. Wood shop cedar and sawdust, peppery spicy hop keep the sweetness balanced.

F) smooth, nicely carbonated, well-reined brew.

A winner. Try 12.

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Photo of BeerBucks
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Cold Brew Coffee Lager from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 100 ratings