Saranac Belgian Ale | Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

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Saranac Belgian AleSaranac Belgian Ale

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

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kbnooshay on 10-27-2005

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3.05/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3


Not as good as back in 2009. Still a good brew.

Poured into a over sized wine glass.

A: Deep copper that borders on brown. Whitish head that is thick and puffy. Lacing is descent.

S: Mild herbal hops, yeast, ripe fruit and malts.

T: Nice hop malt balance with a hint of overripened cherries.

M: Medium/light creamy with good caronation level.

D: A good Belgian ale. Swirl the bottle because there is some yeasty sediment on the bottom of this brew, which was a definite suprise to me. This is unbeatable for the price. I would absolutely pick up a case of this...

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle served in a snifter. A bit annoyed at the outset that Saranac simply describes this as a "Belgian style ale" on the label (although there's a more info. in the fine print on the neck label) -- Belgian ales are so varied that this is virtually useless.

A: pours a cloudy orange-amber with a short-lived off-white head. Vestiges of the head remain for a while and some thin lacing is left o n the glass.

The aroma is fruity, bready and appealing, but too faint.
The flavor is fruity, bready and spicy, with what I would describe as a Belgian style spice component. It has a slight earthiness and yeastiness yet is quite drinkable. [3.25]

M: Medium-light body with near medium carbonation. A little watery.

O: well, a decent and economical departure from your typical American beer, but a not a strong rendition of a "Belgian ale"

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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2/5  rDev -40.1%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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2/5  rDev -40.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Saranac Belgian Ale from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
3.34 out of 5 based on 290 ratings.
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