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Saranac Blueberry Blonde Ale | Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

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235 Ratings
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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:
#42,627
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
235
pDev:
15.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
28
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 235 |  Reviews: 60
Photo of HunterSBeerson
3.37/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaydoc
3.77/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hophugger
3.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jeffjeff1
3.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- light golden color, very thin head
Smell- malt, slight blueberry
Taste- some malt, blueberry
Mouthfeel- light to medium bodied
Drinkability- I thought it was pretty good actually. The blueberry wasn't in your face but you could still definitely taste it. I liked that.

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Photo of BEER88
3.38/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Double9418
2.41/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Not great. It's Budweiser w blueberries

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Photo of Marc427
4.46/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

was happily surprised after my first sip. The taste of blueberries is prevalent, but not overwhelming. This beer is also light enough to have more then a few without filling up. Not a fan of fruit beers , but this beer was much better then other blueberry beers I've had and would recommend it to anyone.

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Photo of Dooga
4.35/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big Blueberry aroma that made me worried I was going to drink straight blueberry juice, but was happily surprised after my first sip. The taste of blueberries is prevalent, but not overwhelming. This beer is also light enough to have more then a few without filling up. Not a fan of fruit beers usually, but this beer was much better then other blueberry beers I've had and would recommend it to anyone.

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Photo of deonreds
3.38/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.26/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DrDemento456
3.34/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Quite a deal if you ask me a howler (two 1/2 beers) for 4.69? SWEET!

A - Quite hazy for a blonde but it does have a rocking two inches of head that slowly dissipates.
S - Light cereal grains with blueberry muffin like whiffing. Somewhat sweet and tart smelling.
T - Well its not as expected very faint blueberry flavor mixed with a honey like sweetness and mild grain bill. Little hoping. Not bad but not great
M - Light and easy to drink.

Overall its a pretty good blonde ale with mild blueberry flavors but I think I will stick to blueberry wheat ales for more intense fruit flavor.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours a murky yellow-orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, blueberry cereal, and dried blueberry aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, blueberry cereal, and blueberry juice flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer with decent blueberry qualities that get better as the beer warms up.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of ambruns1979
3.27/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rluepton
4.46/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Refreshing with a nice blueberry finish.

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Photo of masonstorm
4.28/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyable blueberry ale, very good choice

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Photo of Nfiorini513
3.47/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of FreshButterbeer
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of stevehagy
3.36/5  rDev 0%

Photo of JuMa44
4/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Elicoleman
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of cwalter
2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of Niedzws
4/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Pbyoukil
4/5  rDev +19%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Saranac Blueberry Blonde Ale from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
Beer rating: 3.36 out of 5 with 235 ratings
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