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Saranac Helles | Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

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3.54/5
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112 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Summer

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-18-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,814
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
112
pDev:
12.15%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
0
Trade:
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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pale yellow pour, wheat could be evident from the cloudiness, but that ain't this style of beer, its just, eh, got problems. 1/3" white head. Tiny bubbles. The yellow was really faint, like a dilute urine test or light beer.

Aroma hit corny sweet notes. Something I get in AAL, not usually this style.

Taste didn't give me any reason to think it was a legit Munich Helles. Maybe slightly more toasted pale malt than most lagers. I dunno, maybe if you want to drink something that tastes like not much. Otherwise, below average in every way.

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3.59/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Saranac Helles from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 112 ratings
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