Saranac Hefeweizen | Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

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Saranac HefeweizenSaranac Hefeweizen

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

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Winter

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 10-22-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 295 |  Reviews: 198
Photo of gcamparone
4.17/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Sam Adams pint glass

A- pours a slightly hazy deep yellow. Small white head that quickly disappates and leaves very little lacing.

S- wheaty, bananas, heavy spices and clove. Very pleasing

T- crisp and refreshing! Nicely balanced spices with some banana and yeast notes in the background. Excellent.

M- light carbonation. Medium body.

Overall an excellent hefeweizen. A tasty brew without a huge price tag. I just wish this variety pack had more than 2 of them so I could enjoy more. A must try

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Photo of kree
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a weizen glass.

Appearance: semi-hazy gold color; light bubbles on the body. White head is about 1/4" off the body.

Smell: banana like scent with light hops.

Taste: a light bitter sweet, light toasty banana feel and somewhat heavy but then again most hefeweizens are.

Mouth: Medium to heavy but very smooth.

Overall: Good beer, little bit more than what I was expecting. There are much better Hefs out there but for the price and availability this is definitely a go to. Salud!

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Photo of harrisjohnson
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of KB24
3.47/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Cloudy golden color, with one finger, white fluffy head, no lacing.
S - Smells like banana bread.
T - Bananas, bread, and wheat flavor. A little hop taste at the end. Not complex but good flavors.
M - Light and a little grainy taste.
O - This is a good beer, the banana and bread malts might be a little bit overdone for some, but I enjoyed it.

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Photo of TimoP
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of h4ger
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of JRed
2.76/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours deep, hazy golden in body with white head that fades to a thin film on top. Smells pop tart: candy vanilla, citrus, lemon cookie. Tastes like seltzer with vague notes of vanilla, lemon cookie, a bit of grass, citrus peel, hint of clove. Light in body with medium carbonation but zappy on the palate. A careless hefeweizen but drinkable.

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Photo of 59rockabilly
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Jeckel
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of bubseymour
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of cujim
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of GiantMidget
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.5/5  rDev -28%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 ounce bottle - $1.49 at Charlie's Beer and Wine in Marietta, Georgia. BB Sep 2012.

Appearance: Pours a lightly cloudy, darkish, dull orange-hued body with an ultra thin, white head that's gone in seconds.

Smell: Some malted wheat, some raw grain, some banana, some clove. Not much going on at all.

Taste: Lightly grainy, malted wheat with a low level of sweetness. Powdered sugar atop stale bananas. Pop of clove spiciness, which is the predominate taste until the hohum finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: A rather weak, cheerless rendition of the style.

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Photo of skiit13
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of jrs3082
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of dspencer714
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Saranac Hefeweizen from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 295 ratings