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Saranac Summer Brew | Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

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Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
New York, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Not to be confused with Saranac Summer Ale ... this is a German Radler: A refreshing blend of lemonade and lager.

Added by yesyouam on 05-05-2009

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of adneilsen (thanks AAron) poured a clear gold with a small lingering white head. Aromas of wheat, lemon zest, light orange and light spice. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of wheat, lemon zest and light orange with a crisp dry citrus finish.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a very light, clear yellow with one finger of head that fades quickly. Smells like a typical pilsner, but with a hint of lemon. Taste is a blend of a pilsner and avery sugary, syrupy lemonade. Mouthfeel is thicker than one would expect almost syrupy on the tongue; very little carbonation to help out.

This beer has an awful flavor and mouthfeel. Sugary cough syrup. Absolute drain pour. I will never pick this up again.

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Saranac Summer Brew from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
Beer rating: 2.81 out of 5 with 70 ratings
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