Utica Club Light | Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

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Utica Club LightUtica Club Light

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

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by pezoids on 04-14-2002

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 7
Photo of BradLikesBrew
3.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light beer in a suitcase of 24 cans produced by a craft brewery and sold for the same price as Budweiser. Sign of the apocalypse?

Clear light golden color with a huge fluffy white head.

Light grainy aroma with notes of DMS.

Crisp grain, buttery diacetyl, vegetal notes and a mildly sweet finish.

Crisp, thin, light body.

About what you would expect from a light American lager. Little appealing flavor, plenty of off flavors. Uninspired.

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Photo of Hoves
3.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5


It's more than what you would expect after trying the original UC. I went to school in the area and UC and UCL are some of the cheapest beers in the area. Truthfully, you can't get much better for the money, as I remember the price range was about the same as an Old Milwaukee Light. (still is...)

Utica Clubs recipe has been redone....the cannery burnt down @ the FX Matt Brewery and during the rebuilding time they re-designed UC. The beer is much better now and the price-point remains the same.

UC poors like a good light american lager should. The smell is the worst part which isn't as bad as I remember. The flavor, now redesigned, is even more prominent. All in all, a great beer for the money. The Utica locals would agree. :)

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Photo of Frozensoul327
3.75/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A very good example of what a light lager should be. Pours out to a medium golden color with lots of carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass. 1/4 inch head of white foam. Aroma is light, as to be expected, but notable elements of malts and yeast-laden bread are present. Taste is rather quaffable, by any standards; light malt and hops, smooth biscuit notes. The mouthfeel is ok, as the carbonation plays only a small part as the rather smooth beer sails across the tongue. Drinkability is solid. I'm not big on light beers per se, but this one gets my vote. Recommended.

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Photo of IrishRedRock
3.45/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My first sip of UCL tasted like apple juice. However, after a few of these beers, it tasted similar to any other cheap light beer on the market. It went down smoothly, as most watery light beers (Keystone, coors, etc.) do. Definitely a good tasting beer for the money. If you havent tried UCL yet, which most of you probably havent, go out and get yourself a few 12 packs of this stuff and get stupid.

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Utica Club Light from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
3.11 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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