Saranac Blueberry Blonde Ale | Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

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Saranac Blueberry Blonde AleSaranac Blueberry Blonde Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Saranac Blueberry Blonde Ale is a traditional blonde ale with a kick of juicy blueberry. You'll notice a light golden haze from wheat malt and oats and a low hop bitterness, which really shows off the fruit. With a medium-light body and fresh blueberry flavor, we're sure we've captured refreshment in a bottle!

Added by CloudStrife on 04-14-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,507
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
237
pDev:
15.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 237 |  Reviews: 61
Photo of RoadLizard
4.28/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice golden color with an average head. Minimal or no lacing afterwards. Smells like a blueberry based ale! Taste is very pleasant with a very defined blueberry flavor that never ends up too sweet or too strong. I think they nailed it with this beer. Ive tried some of these that are more like fruit juice and way too sweet. Others have no berry flavor at all. This is just about perfect, IMO. The mouthfeel is nice too - a solid "crispy" carbonation feel with a good follow through. No aftertaste either. Its clean and refreshing. Very easy to recommend this for those that like blueberry ales. Its as good as Blue Point which is my other favorite blueberry ale.

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Photo of yaksurf
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BabaBeer
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yeldarb92
3.81/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.13/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.71/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The appearance has a hazy golden colored body that gave a white, frothy, foamy head that appeared for a good thirty seconds. It left barely any lacing and some fast rising bubbles were seen. The smell had blueberries in front with some wheat in the back. The taste has blueberries up front; and in the back there are some bready malts that came out a bit with some light lemon. On the palate, it sits about a medium, shows no watery quality but leaves a good refreshingness all around. It has a nice sessionable quality to it. Overall, the blueberry comes out pretty strong, but hey I believe thats what Saranac wanted.

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Photo of teromous
3.85/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the neck of the bottle in yellow print: "1327 13:14"

Appearance: The body is mostly clear with a light gold color and a short white head. Moderate retention and lacing.

Aroma: There is a light fruity blueberry aroma.

Taste: There is blueberry flavor and a bit of wheat and a touch of herbal hop flavor. The flavor stays very consistent throughout the drinking experience.

Mouthfeel: It feels refreshing, bright, and crisp on the palate. It has a nice crisp finish with just a light touch of bitterness. It is a very easy beer to drink.

Overall: The beer tastes like blueberries but it never loses its "beer flavor" and it never tastes like a soda. There is a light bit of wheat which is nice and the beer is very refreshing. It tastes very clean and it is a well made simple beer. I would recommend it to those who enjoy fruit beers that aren't overly sweet. I would drink it again.

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Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of caburdette51
3.35/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dag1991
3.78/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rpbisaillon
3.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ej8
3.22/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Keith27614
3.95/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KWolf
4.13/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of stella77artois
3.57/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hkyplyr73
4/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wac9
3.07/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I like this beer cant taste the blueberrys but its looks good in a glass gives too much head but drinkable enjoy

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Photo of spedprof
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mantooth
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RBorsato
3.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hozersr
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of scottiethebody
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SPLITGRIN
2.79/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Body is very murky and looks almost like a sun rise on a cloudy morning. Head is short and off white and fades almost as fast as I type this sentence. Nose reminds me of candied blueberries and blueberry glazed cAke doughnuts. Blueberry taste is very fake and almost like a cleaning solution. This is a flavor that comes of so artificial that it is really unattractive even for this style. Some may find it drinkable.

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Photo of zak333
3.24/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Saranac Blueberry Blonde Ale from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
Beer rating: 3.36 out of 5 with 237 ratings