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
Ratings:
233
Reviews:
60
Avg:
3.32
pDev:
15.96%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
27
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 233 |  Reviews: 60
Photo of XsoldoutX
3.13/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.71/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%
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 +16%
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 +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of caburdette51
3.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dag1991
3.78/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rpbisaillon
3.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Keith27614
3.95/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KWolf
4.13/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of stella77artois
3.57/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hkyplyr73
4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wac9
3.07/5  rDev -7.5%
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 +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mantooth
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RBorsato
3.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hozersr
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of scottiethebody
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SPLITGRIN
2.79/5  rDev -16%
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 -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bluejacket74
3.37/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

32 ounce jug. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a hazy gold color with about a half inch white head that stuck around for a while. There's a small amount of lacing. The brew smells like sweet malt, blueberries, and a bit of citrus. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like sweet/grainy malt, artificial blueberry flavoring, and some lemon. There's also a lightly bitter finish. Also, the blueberry was stronger in the aroma than it was in the taste. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it has a good amount of carbonation and it's easy enough to drink. This one really didn't do anything for me, I think I would have liked it more if the blueberry flavor was stronger. With that being said, it's worth a try at least once but it's not something I'd drink very often.

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Photo of Beer4Baltimore
3.78/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HunterSBeerson
3.37/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.49/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Saranac Blueberry Blonde Ale from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
3.32 out of 5 based on 233 ratings.
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