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Saranac Winter Lager | Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

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Saranac Winter LagerSaranac Winter Lager

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

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Winter

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-07-2009

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1/5  rDev -70.7%

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1.3/5  rDev -61.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

The color splits the difference a more reddish amber and copper. There is ample light carbonation that makes the body light and thin on the pallet.

The smell is not strong, but it evinces a light brown sugar, some herbal qualities, and a hint of malt.

The flavor, all in, is balanced but lacking any assertive qualities, mixing some light malt, bread, and sugar. Earthier hops come through at the finish and leaves an astringent herbal flavor in the mouth.

This beer is largely unimpressive and lacking in focus, but is not wholly off putting. I would not recommend seeking this out.

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1.5/5  rDev -56%

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1.98/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Reviewed on 2/13/2010. Bottle. Pours a clear mahogany with a thick light tan head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt and residual sugars. Flavor is sweet malt and cardboard with a weak palate and some sweet grains. Not very tasty at all. This is just bad...

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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

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2.68/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Copped as part of a twelve-pack Winter sampler... One of the better brews in the bunch but still, nothing to write home about... Pretty bland and nondescript in terms of overall flavor profile... Not enough substance in the mix... Hints of bread, butter, and caramel struggle to be noticed... not recommended...

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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

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2.8/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle on 12/15/09.

A - pours a clear chestnut brown with a layer of fine bubbles

S - light malt, hints of brown sugar, not alot going on

T - light malt, a bit of brown sugary sweetness, overall a bit weak

M - smooth, creamy, good carbonation

D - easy to drink, nicely balanced but for the most part kind of bland, nothing earth shattering

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3.01/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Saranac Winter Lager is a clear, amber beer with a fluffy, off white head that has decent retention. It smells slightly sweet, malty and peppery. It's medium-light bodied and the finish is a little gritty. It has a peppery twang that's balanced well with a green, botanical bitterness that lasts through the finish. There's nothing really stand-out here.

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Saranac Winter Lager from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
Beer rating: 3.41 out of 5 with 120 ratings
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