Saranac Wild Hop Pils | Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

BA SCORE
82
good
307 Ratings
Saranac Wild Hop PilsSaranac Wild Hop Pils
BEER INFO

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

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
This unique pilsener is the first to use the Belma hops, discovered growing wild on a farm in the Yakima Valley. Crisp. Refreshing. One of a kind.

Added by ale207 on 05-02-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
307
Reviews:
64
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
11.02%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
66
For Trade:
0
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3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marc427
4.22/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
4.36/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz can into a wine glass. I had this last year, and I remember it as being magnificent, so let's see if this is as good as I remember.

LOOK: Clear bright yellow with a finger and a half of fluffy white head that leaves streaks of lacing.

SMELL: Apple, pear, lemon, orange, yeast, honey, and clover. Smells like a cross between a typical pilsner and an IPA. Very fresh, fruity, and inviting.

TASTE: Oh yes, this is as good as I remember! Sweet tangerines and melons upfront, biscuit and honey malt in the middle, and then finishes with green apple, lemon zest, white grapefruit, pear, clover, and grass.

FEEL: Medium-light body, medium carbonation, and slightly creamy on the finish.

OVERALL: This beer is ridiculously good. This is the beer that got me into craft pilsners after assuming all pilsners were skunky and gross. I would highly recommend this is to any beer drinker!

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of John_Beeryman
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Golden color, light-bodied, nice pilsner spiciness on the back end.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.21/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 2.5

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3.03/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: slight haze; medium gold in color; 1+ finger ivory head that receded to a thin film; OK lacing;

S: floral and bready; a little orange in the background;

T: a little tropical fruit/citrus up front; a little jam like sweetness at mid-palate; finish has a mild, but harsh bitterness;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: didn't enjoy the flavor; nothing about this screamed pilsner;

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3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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4.15/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Coopaloop2112
4.54/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love this beer. Cool can. Great fishing beer.

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3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.2/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Lon
3.52/5  rDev -3%

Photo of NCMatt
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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2/5  rDev -44.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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Saranac Wild Hop Pils from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
3.63 out of 5 based on 307 ratings.
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