Saranac Irish Red Ale | Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

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

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-19-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,612
Reviews:
172
Ratings:
326
pDev:
13.65%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
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Ratings: 326 |  Reviews: 172
Photo of Foyle
4.02/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into schooner glass. A 1" off white head falls rapidly with some mild lacing. Color is mostly clear amber with abundant streaming carbonation. Aroma of malt, turned fruit, and yeasty bread dough. Mouthfeel is medium and slightly prickly with a somewhat damp finish. Flavors of cracker, bread crust, raisin, molasses with a mild earthy & herbal hop presence. Quite enjoyable.

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Photo of BeenTired
3.39/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ajdemma
3.54/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeckBootHeadAss
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nater919
3.35/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 1971bernat
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of OzmanBey
4.28/5  rDev +27%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is the beer that turned me on to Saranac many years ago, I can't believe I didn't write a review for this particular beer, basically if you like Irish Red Ale's this one blows them all away. Great taste all the way through and even retains a nice amber after taste after that last and final swallow.

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Photo of BEER88
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Anacross
3.82/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brian_L-2056
3.61/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep reddish brown color with plenty of frothy off white head. Lots of carbonation as well. The smell is slightly hoppy and has that typical red ale scent. Initial taste is creamy and sweet, only slightly hoppy with a dry finish. Overall a very drinkable brew

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Photo of FrankShirley
3.21/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.37/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Icemann383
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thebeers
3.62/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark amber with two thick fingers of off-white head that leaves heavy lacing.

Malty "lager" aroma with caramel malts, and very lightly floral hops. Very light spiciness behind, too.

The taste largely follows the nose, with some breadiness, pear and a kiss of honey added. It's still caramel-forward, yet manages to avoid being overly sweet. It's almost Marzen-like.

Medium bodied and slightly creamy with strong carbonation that leaves strong prickliness in the mouthfeel.

A fine session beer.

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Photo of digitalflood
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Walleybeer
4.1/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Urk1127
3.21/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HermitDan
3.93/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
3.37/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jon_Hendricks
4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a deep reddish brown color.

Overall: Aroma is very malty with hints of grain and caramel. Taste has a light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Flavor is light caramel with the hops balancing. An easy drinking and enjoyable beer.

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Photo of rangerred
3.13/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Squire123
3.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChuckZ77
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robebo44
3.02/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.36/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Best by 6/30/16.

Pours a clear dark reddish-orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, nut, and caramel aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, nut, caramel, and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable, but the smell on this one is slightly better to me.

Serving type: bottle.

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Saranac Irish Red Ale from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 326 ratings