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Saranac Nut Brown Ale | Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

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Saranac Nut Brown AleSaranac Nut Brown Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by RBorsato on 01-21-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,133
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
86
pDev:
14.56%
Bros Score:
2.68
 
 
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a mug, the appearance was a soft dark brown color with a slight transparency about it. Just a cap of a little white foamy head slid off fairly quick leaving barely any lace.
The aroma had some sweet to roasty pecans up front with a glazed caramel/toffee malt sweetness and a crisp earthy sweetness on the back end.
The flavor was mainly sweet through the pecans and caramel/toffee malts. Light aftertaste of the same and having a light toast coming about.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt light and the ABV felt good. Nuttiness and caramel/toffee malts present a nice smoothness along my tongue.
Overall, as an English brown ale, I'd say this was quite nice. Definitely a good one for this time of the year.

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3.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.33/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Brown pour, upped clarity, didn't develop the a whole lot of head 1/5", couldn't form enough to retain anything. Aroma didn't kick down much in the brown malt or nuttiness department.

Shit kinda went off the rails, way too bitter, almost a copper penny bitterness in a style that should be smooth, furthermore, the lack of nuts in my beer (ahem) kinda defeats the purpose for such a style subgenre. Drank hot. Below average representation of style.

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3/5  rDev -2.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

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3/5  rDev -2.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3/5  rDev -2.9%

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3/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.54/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wac9
2.18/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

i wanna like this beer but i have like the other nut brown ales i have tasted it pours wonderful in a glass but thats it its a strong sharp taste that lingers way too much nothing else to say just skip this beer and try your luck with others do not drink it do not pass go just keep going

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3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -27.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

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Saranac Nut Brown Ale from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
Beer rating: 3.09 out of 5 with 86 ratings
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