Saranac Blueberry Blonde Ale | Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

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Saranac Blueberry Blonde AleSaranac Blueberry Blonde Ale

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

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

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Ratings: 229 |  Reviews: 58
Photo of LarryMyers
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of TheMultiYeast
3.62/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours pale straw yellow with little head.

Smell offers big blueberry notes, pancakes, grain, some yeast, herbal hop notes.

Lots of blueberry again in taste with more grain and touch of floral hop character.

Pretty light, highly drinkable in body but less in taste due to sweetness.

Blueberry lovers rejoice.

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Photo of pagardner
4/5  rDev +20.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

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4/5  rDev +20.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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5/5  rDev +51.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of daliandragon
2.98/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours pretty impressively, with solid inch of white head that leaves sticky speckled lace crowning a translucent pale golden body. The nose is awash is fresh blueberries and wheat and a touch of citrus zest. I am not usually a fruit beer fan, but this one starts better than most.

Well, it is refreshing, I'll give it that. Light in texture and mostly clean in the finish, but the taste is mostly insubstantial, if inoffensive. Wheat palate, with a berry garnish. It's fine for what it is, and quite suitable for 110 degree heat index Carolina days like today, although it must be said there isn't much there there. I don't like fruit beers, but this is acceptable to beat the heat.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.33/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz Bottle from CJ's Potsdam NY for 1.65$

Appearance - Hazy amber colour with a large size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for 3 or 4 minutes.

Smell - Malts, breads/grains, blueberries, corn

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts mixed with some bread/grains and some sweet blueberries. It reminded me a bit of a blueberry pie filling like flavour. It ends with a slightly tart yet sweet blueberry aftertaste.

Overall - Once again, not my favourite style of beer.. but this one is actually not that bad. I might even be able to drink a few of these in one sitting.. which isn't something I can do with most fruit beers. It's definitely worth a try.

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -32%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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2/5  rDev -39.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of jrs3082
4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

Photo of SmokeyDaVillain
2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of woodychandler
3.74/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The last of my haul from my latest trip to Pinocchio's in Media, PA in furtherance of The CANQuest (TM). I am going to have to get back on the trading cycle pretty soon or risk running dry on CANs.

From the CAN: "Ale with blueberry juice and natural flavor added".

The Crack revealed yet another craft CAN filled to its brim with beer! That has to be one of my favorite aspects of The CANQuest (TM), since it is like getting more than I paid for each time. The Glug was progressing a little too rapidly and I was getting a lot of foaming action which caused me to take my foot off of the gas. The two-plus fingers of French Vanilla-colored head that formed were so dense and thick that I began to wonder if I would need to scoop some of it out, so great was its retention. The nose caused the room to smell like blueberry pancakes! Color was a cloudy orangish-yellow. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste of blueberries was prevalent. It had a slight bitterness to it, but not in any kind of unpleasant way, just enough to offset the inherent sweetness of the berries. Finish was semi-dry and very refreshing, especially on a hot, humid summer afternoon. I would not personally fill a cooler with it, but a few CANs to attract some sweeties would certainly be in order when heading to the beach.

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Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.72/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Into a pint glass:

A: hazy golden colored body gave a white, frothy, foamy head appeared for a good thirty seconds. It left barely any lacing and some fast rising bubbles were seen.

S: blueberries in front with some wheat in the back.

T: blueberries up front; in the back, some bready malts came out a bit along with some light lemon.

M: medium, not watery but leaves a good refreshingness all around, sessionable

O: blueberry comes out pretty strong, but hey I believe that`s what Saranac wanted, still a pretty good beer. I would have this it again

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Photo of jdhilt
3.47/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a two finger white head that fades quickly leaving traces of lace. Hazy straw color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Blueberry nose and flavor is almost sweet blueberry, hints of bitterness at finish. $1.50 for a 12oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.

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Saranac Blueberry Blonde Ale from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
3.31 out of 5 based on 229 ratings.
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