Utica Club | Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

BA SCORE
68
poor
154 Ratings
THE BROS
59
awful
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Utica ClubUtica Club
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by IrishRedRock on 09-25-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
154
Reviews:
61
Avg:
2.68
pDev:
28.73%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
32
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 154 |  Reviews: 61
Photo of mickyge
2.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mitch3114
2.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Had to try it...

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Photo of JeffKowalek
2/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of redbarnbikes
2.81/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of ClavisAurea
1.39/5  rDev -48.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of KevBot89
2.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mustangken02
2.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BAsbill
2.62/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Brad007
2.62/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I've only heard of this beer but have never seen it available until now.

Pours a light golden color with a nice white hue.

Sweet with very little hop character. Hopefully malty.

Mostly sweet. Grainy. Some crispness but not much else is there.

Clean finish.

Cheap and inoffensive. I'm still a Narragansett man though.

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Photo of mynie
2.31/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

12 pack purchased during a very sad visit to Ithaca, NY. The cans are pretty. Too bad I didn't realize this was made by Matt, even though I probably should have deduced as much.

Pours pale yellow and fizzy, absolutely acceptable for the style but still nothing much to look at.

Smells simple and sweet: adjunct corn and barley. Very light, but nothing offputting. But then it warms up, and some unpleasant sour nodes manifest themselves.

Tastes okay up front: a very "full" taste for a macro adjunct, kind of similar to original Coors. That's nice, but then the middle gets a little rough and sour, just off in the same way that Old Milwaukee is a little off. Finishes decently smooth.

Not really complex or well balanced enough to enter into the upper echelons of macro beers. Maybe better than low tier options, like Bud, but still below Coors and High Life, and far behind Schlitz, Grain Belt, and Ballantine XXX. Still, it was okay for the price.

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Photo of Leforge
3.38/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tastes like a number of other cheap macro style beers. Not great but not bad and goes down really well if you're planning on putting a good dent into a case.

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Photo of Bsanderson323
4.5/5  rDev +67.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thunderballroom
2.01/5  rDev -25%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of frio80
1.99/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of thefreakinjman
2.84/5  rDev +6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of utopiajane
2.86/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Exceptionally bright. Light amber. perfect clarity and a fast falling head of white foam. Plenty of bubbles to flourish and then steadily rise to the top. the scent is weak. Light malt and not really the amount of malt orhops on the nose that there should be. Cool herbal hop is faint malt is faint. Does not smell like bread. No diacetyl , light dms on the nose. taste is also weak. Husky grain. Thin watery malt, no real hop prominence in the flavor. No finish, no real bitterness and a touch sweet.

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Photo of jaymo18
3/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of devilfluff
2/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of grahuba
3.59/5  rDev +34%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BBS323
4/5  rDev +49.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brewstradamus
4.38/5  rDev +63.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

For what this is going for (porch beer, lawn mowing beer, picnic beer) this is great stuff.

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Photo of masonstorm
2.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of 18CGL
2.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I'm not sure how to review something like this anymore. Nothing going on here. Its easy drinking for a hot day. Nothing special, Taste just like a BMC. very cheap.

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Photo of GordieF
3.2/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On a hot summer day in Central New York, there is no better thirst quencher.

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Photo of fscottkey
2.8/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A: [3.00] Nice bright yellow color. Forms a respectable 1/2 finger head of creamy looking bubbles. The can does not have the ABV - It might have the date on the bottom but it is smudged.

S: [3.00] I get a little wet grass on the nose. That is really it.

T: [2.75] The front of the mouth follows the nose - a wet grass taste. There is some sweetness in the midpalate and then a little breadiness late.

M: [2.50] It has a high level of carbonation. Tingly on the tongue.

O: [2.75] I had low expectations - but this beat them pretty handily. It is what it is - a fizzy lager. But there is some depth of flavor. I would like to drink these on a dock, boat, beach, pool, etc.

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Utica Club from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
2.68 out of 5 based on 154 ratings.
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