Saranac Strawberry Tart
Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

Saranac Strawberry TartSaranac Strawberry Tart
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Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #158
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
83
Ranked #21,979
Avg:
3.88 | pDev: 10.05%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
25
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Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
 
New York, United States
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Saranac Strawberry TartSaranac Strawberry Tart
Notes: Strawberry Tart is a wheat ale perfectly balanced between sweet and sour. A hazy-gold glow with a slightly pink color comes from the use of REAL strawberries. Kettle sourced for a soft, subtle sour flavor that is balanced by a fresh, crisp, fruity & inviting strawberry aroma.
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 25
Photo of dbrauneis
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a very lightly hazy pale to medium golden apricot in color with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and faint to moderate pinkish colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall sudsy foamy off-white head that slowly reduces to a couple of medium sized patches of medium thick film surrounded by large patch of thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Just shy of moderate aromas of strawberries (mostly artificial but with a hint of natural strawberry as well) with a light to moderate amount of sweetness and just a hint of tartness. Light aromas of wheat malts.

T: Upfront there is a light flavor of wheat malts with a light amount of grainy sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of strawberries (mostly artificial but with a hint of natural strawberry as well) with a light to moderate amount of sweetness and just a hint of tartness. No detectible hop presence and no bitterness with a light amount of tart sweet strawberry in the finish.

M: Slightly heavier than light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Very light amounts of acidic prickliness towards the finish.

O: Easy to drink with the lighter body and well hidden alcohol. Slightly refreshing, decent choice for a warm afternoon. A little superior to some of the other more widely available (non-sour) strawberry beers as there is that hint of tartness rather than just the sweetness.

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Photo of chrishiker1409
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: Light amber with a little tan white head.

S: Strawberries.

T: Strawberries, with a good amount of tartness on the finish.

F: Light to medium body.

O: An easy summer beer to put down that's not overly tart.

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Photo of 52Skiman
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Cloudy pale amber color, large frothy long-lasting white head, frothy rings of lacing
Aroma: Strawberry, no getting around it. Nothing else seems to matter
Taste/flavor: Initially tart, startlingly so. It really gets one's attention. Everything else seems to recede into the background
Mouthfeel: Medium body, light carbonation, smooth finish
Overall: Not much experience with this style. That having been said, I like it far more and find it superior to Shiner Strawberry Blonde, if only because of its tartness

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Photo of CNoj012
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a super hazy pinkish orange color that reminds me of ruby red grapefruit juice. There is a huge, frothy bright white head that has excellent retention for the style, eventually fading to a rocky half finger cap. There are tons of chunks of foamy lacing left behind.

Smell is very reminiscent of strawberry crystal light. It is basically juicy strawberry and tart lemon. Simple but very nice.

Taste is the same. The fruity strawberry hits the palate first, but that is swept aside by tart lemon mid sip and into the finish.

Feel is a little too light, but nicely crisp. Super drinkable. I wish it was a touch more carbonated. 5/10 on the pucker scale.

Overall a very good beer and one of the best I've had from Saranac. I will definitely be picking this up frequently over the summer. $8.99 per 6pk to boot.

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Saranac Strawberry Tart from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 25 ratings