Saranac Irish Red Ale | Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

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Saranac Irish Red AleSaranac Irish Red Ale
BEER INFO

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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-19-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
318
Reviews:
170
Avg:
3.39
pDev:
13.57%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
27
For Trade:
0
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.3/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Saranac Red Ale is unbearable (at least on my palate). It's bitter and tastes like the inside of a cologne bottle. This is seemingly what some beer advocates like; the more bitter and unbearable the tastier it is? I don't get it. Maybe it's like cheese; the stinkier and more bitter the higher the review scores? That said, if you are a regular beer drinker like I am (I drink all different kinds of beers), then you most likely will cringe at the taste of the Red Ale. It's not a beer to drink in your Adirondack Chair; it's a beer to drink when you're already wasted from a few Landshark Lagers.

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Saranac Irish Red Ale from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
3.39 out of 5 based on 318 ratings.
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