Saranac Brown Ale | Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by shirfan on 10-24-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,769
Reviews:
241
Ratings:
324
pDev:
12.13%
 
 
Wants:
4
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14
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a glass mug, the appearance was a semi-dark brown color with a small eggshell white foamy head dissipating at a fairly decent pace. Slight lace, somewhat messy.
The aroma had some toast, toffee, caramel and sweet nuts up front. Sweet cocoa powder and a tickle of coffee ride the underneath.
The flavor was moderately sweet with a fair dried nuttiness coming in for a decent balance. Smooth sweet malty aftertaste with some toast.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionable quality about it. Good carbonation and an appropriate ABV. Nutty and toffee with a toasty sort of finish.
Overall, not a bad brown ale, a bit sweeter than expected for an American styled one.

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3.33/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.77/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.39/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.11/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Review for CHAI BROWN not currently on BA but want to track all my beers in 2015. Saranac was one of my first craft beers over 20 years ago! Surprisingly liked the chai brown, more of a holiday beer. Nice dark brown flavor and strong spiced aroma. Good spice vs brown malt combo, neither overwhelms the other, taste settles evenly and lingers in the mouth. Well worth a try, this was a good,standard consumer beer.

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Saranac Brown Ale from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
Beer rating: 3.38 out of 5 with 324 ratings