Saranac Pomegranate Wheat
Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

Saranac Pomegranate WheatSaranac Pomegranate Wheat
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Style:
American Pale Wheat Ale
Ranked #536
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
78
Ranked #45,664
Avg:
3.41 | pDev: 15.54%
Reviews:
255
Ratings:
340
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Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Summer
Wants
  9
Gots
  11
SCORE
78
Okay
Saranac Pomegranate WheatSaranac Pomegranate Wheat
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Reviews: 255 | Ratings: 340
Reviews by cgise22:
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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Photo of smcolw
3.13/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Great starting head but it dissipates very quickly. Some good ring lace. Less cloudy than expected; gold color.

Weak sour cherry aroma is what comes to mind. I cannot detect any wheat. There is light barley malt in the background. Overall, a very light nose profile

Interesting sour floral flavors--almost like a cross between a golden ale and mild lambic. Honey and citrus background. This is an unusually thin beer, even for a wheat.

Probably belongs in the class of lawn mower beers, although I would say this more flavorful.

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Photo of The1WineGuy
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of Stimack
3.67/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Brew pours to a cloudy orange/golden color with a small white head that broke down very quickly and only left a trace of lacing. The aromas seem to be mostly wheat with a sweet smell that I suppose would be the fruit mixing with the malt? The fruit smell to me does not scream pomegranate but is nice, I think what I like the most about it is that it is not in your face, seems to be just playing along with everything. The flavors are also nice, very east drinking with a crisp feel. You pick up a slight wheat flavor, which lead to semi-sweet flavor that seems to be from the juice. No bitterness that I can pick up. I am not usually a fruit beer drinking person, but this brew is not to bad. I can see this being a cheap, easy, refreshing summer brew and I will get this one again … before I tried this brew I thought I would never say that!

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Photo of HUXC
3.57/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

S- Served from a chilled 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A- slightly cloudy, golden wheat color with a brown tinge. About a fingers worth of white head.

S- Sweet smelling of wheat and fruit. Hint of pomegranate sent.

T- Sweet tasting summer beer. Fruity with an aftertaste of golden wheat.

M- Not very much carbonation, no harsh aftertaste or bite to speak of.

D- Easy to drink, a little sweet but it goes down very smooth.

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Photo of tgbljb
3.98/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a cloudy reddish-amber color with initial massive white puffy head. Good retention and nice lacing.
Smell is very light with a slight fruitiness noted.
Taste is refreshing with nice sweetness from the wheat and fruit and just enough hops at the finish to keep it interesting.
Nice taste retenion with a full creamy mouth feel
Very drinkable. Perfect summer afternoon beer.

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Photo of deonreds
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of kbnooshay
4.09/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

5.99 for a six pack.

WOW. Over the last 6 months i have had a shitload of this beer! It isn't a masterpiece, and I kind of feel like a pussy for liking such a fruity drink but come on this is just undeneibly pleasing! This is a slightly hazy golden color. The smell is fruity and sweet. Lately the health nut over reation pomegrante phase has resulted in me being aware of what the pomegranate tastes like and this beer certainly tastes like it! It is a moderate hint to it and very nice. The beer is lightly wheaty. The mouthfeel is light and carbonated but not too much. I could do a 6 pack(or more) all by myself. Once you try it you will constantly go back to it.

****Just to let you know i just paid 7.49 for a six pack less than a year later. DAMNIT!!! Saranac used to be the route for a decent microISH tasting brew for less price than a micro. Now its only 50 cents cheaper than a sam adams!

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Photo of dugly2ugly
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of woodychandler
3.8/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This created a finger of off-white head with very low retention. The color was a cloudy orangish-amber. The nose was on the sour side with a light fruitiness underlying the sourness. The mouthfeel was medium with a slightly sour taste on the tongue, followed by a light, sweet fruitiness. The finish was dry and refreshing. This was definitely a nice beer to have on a humid summer evening.

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Photo of mikeg67
2.1/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle. Pours golden, hazy from yeast with a nice head. Lots of carbonation. Aroma is fruity (reminds me of soda), bready. Light body. Taste like sweet, carbonated fruit juice. Sugar and honey dominate the flavor, some pomegranate perhaps. Good for thirst quenching but not much else

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Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of wpreynolds
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NEhophead
3.46/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 fl oz brown bottle; served in a weizen glass.

Pours a whitish gold with a camel hue. Creamy, pillow-like, bright white head with good strength. Trails of foamy white lacing.

Faintly musty, dry wheat and grains. Subtle hints of fresh berries that provide some citrus notes. The aromatics are not unpleasant, but too tame.

Bright, fruity esters: raspberry, strawberry, and pomegranate. A layer of semi-sweet, malted wheat and lightly buttered, toasted malts. The finish is dry and airy with an aftertaste of toasted biscuit and light berry.

Light in body; smooth, airy, and refreshing. A nice, unobtrusive mouthfeel not as dry as expected from a Pale Wheat.

A refreshing, interesting Pale Wheat. Good for the novelty and the summer season.

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Photo of drowninginhops
4.14/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Standard pint glass, review from notes.

A:Light gold with a little red from the pomegranate. <1 finger head, no lacing or retention.

S: Wheats, fruits, pomegranate, citrus. And do I taste a little vanilla.

T: See smell.

M:Moderate carbonation and mouthfeel

D: Very drinkable and refreshing brew. Highly recommended!

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Photo of Hibernator
3.6/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Saranac Pomegranate Wheat
12oz brown bottle
Served in a 20 oz tulip pint glass

Pours a hazy peach color with a nice looking head on top. A fluffy head forms leaving respectable trails of sticky lace on the side of the glassware.

Pleasant aroma of wheat, cereal grains and fruit.

One of the first things that comes to mind when I try this beer is the nice carbonation level. Quite moderate and the mouthfeel is soft. This must come from the Saranac yeast strain, as I've noticed this characteristic in some many of their beers. Flavors showcase a dry wheat backbone with tart, fruity tones. Hints of green apple sweetness and evidently pomegranate juice.

Drinkable and better than expected.

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Photo of weaselchew
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Ricochet
3.88/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Usually when I sample beers for review, I do all the tasting last, but it was late, I poured this one and had a few swallows and this would be a beer I could reach for every day. It's nothing special, but the Pomegranate, it smoothed the taste and made this like an amber beer with a sweetness of honey and bitterness of sour fruit. It was almost average but something stuck out. Maybe it was the overall swallow of the beer that made this stick out, like a dessert beer, like something that you treat yourself too rather than drink regular. I'd get this again, it was that unique and familiar.

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Photo of BodiesLexus
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of Backer2004
4.3/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Found this seaosnla option at the Saranac brewpub at the Albany airport on draft. My expectations were definitely low. Looked a nice ruby with a fair abount of head and carbonation. They could not have balanced out the fruit with the hops and malts any better. Actually quite tasty but not over the top. Not a bad choice at all and worth trying again.

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Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.02/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

355ml bottle. Shaker glass. Enjoyed on agt´11. Bright golden color, chill haze in appearance. Brief, white, head leaves some spotty lacing on sides. Yeasty – fresh bread- & fruity aromas. Moderate fruit sweetness followed by dry bitterness with grape zest notes. Bread crust hues in the middle, slightly harsh grainy sensation. Medium body, medium carbonation. Quite bland & flat. Not as refreshing as expected from a Pale Wheat.

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Photo of sacfly
3.97/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz, did not see a date, but new 12 beers of summer pack.
Pours a hazy golden orange color with a thick tan head. Head dies out very quickly. Light carbonation. Aroma is fruity, pomegranate is noticeable, with a light yeast note. Flavor follows suit. Creamy. Fruit is not overbearing. Aftertaste is lightly of fermented fruit, but does not stick around long. I think they got this one right. Nice and refreshing. Not over the top or syrupy like some fruit beers.

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Photo of TheMadChef10
2.69/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

It poured a thick head of a typical wheat, and very hazy. Not much to smell it would have been a very faint pomegranatey slightly citrusy fruity notes. The taste wasn't bad, you could tell it was a wheat beer from the appearance but didnt taste much of one. Very carbonated but didnt feel like it on my palate. I would probably drink this beer again, but I'm a sucker for wheat bears.

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Photo of adowney523
3.43/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a 12 oz brown bottle that was part of the 12 Beers of Summer. Color is a dark-orange and hazy. Very little head to speak of.

Smells dominated by lighter fruits, pomegranate and apple.

Tastes fruity, pomegranate I suppose, with some light medicinal phenols and some husky graininess.

Light and refreshing, but not something I would regularly seek out.

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Photo of Ajlvt
3/5  rDev -12%

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Saranac Pomegranate Wheat from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 340 ratings