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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3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Offa
3.09/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pale orange with small white head steadily shrinking to ring.

Aroma is light grain, hints of apple cider, grass, plus a firm, clear but not strong element of blueberry.

Taste is first sweetish light blueberry with grain, then vague grassy bitterness and lightly bitter, almost chemically-peppery blueberry skin. Faint grain aftertaste with faint blueberry, overall a bit thin of character and the almost chemically bite of the blueberry is a negative. Body and feel are pretty good, a bit lively, not really watery. Blueberry if clearly present but not overpowering, yet it is not a very good character. It's not a terrible beer by any means but it's not very good, either.

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +13%

Photo of jwc215
3.03/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours light hazed yellow with a thin fluffy head. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is of light blueberry.

The taste is of blueberry with a hint of wheat tang.

The feel is rather fizzy and light.

A typical, average American fruit beer. The blueberry is on the soft side, especially in the nose and there's not much else to it.

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3.32/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A-golden color with a ice white head and some lacing

S-toasted bread, blueberry, sweet sugar, hint of yeast

T-malt, artificial blueberry flavor, light yeast, light sugary sweetness

F-light body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O-too artificial tasting, would like to try the base beer alone

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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.51/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, blond colored with a short white head that dissipates quickly leaving little lacing, cloudy

S: blueberry bubble gum smell

T: nice blueberry flavor that is candy like, not much bitterness, light malt flavors complement blueberry

M: light body, higher carbonation, watery

O: blueberry flavor is good, refreshing beer

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -32.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of MarvinSnyder
3.56/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 fl oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: pours a light, hazy golden blonde with a small, white head. No real lacing present. Head dissipates slightly as you drink.

Smell: Blueberry on the nose right from the start as you're pouring this beer. Also wheat. Reminds me of booberry cereal.

Taste: Similar to the smell. Expect blueberries and wheat, with maybe a slight hop presence. No alcohol present in the taste.

Mouthfeel: dry over the palate and somewhat watery. Moderate to medium carbonation.

Overall: this is a smooth beer, and it does develop as it warms. However, this is not a beer with enough going to keep me coming back. The blueberries are present, but this beer seems too watery. A decent try, but not extraordinary.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.24/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high off white head that died down but never completely faded away and also left lacy rings of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of blueberries are present in the nose along with some hints of wheat; the blueberry smell seems to be a little artificial and becomes stronger as the beer warms up.
T: Similar to the smell, the blueberry flavors seem to be a little artificial and these stand out in front of notes of wheat and grainy malts. Neither sweetness nor bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied and a little watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer goes down rather easily and the blueberry aromas and flavors help to brighten up what would otherwise be a very ordinary beer.

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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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