Saranac Wild Hop Pils | Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

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Saranac Wild Hop PilsSaranac Wild Hop Pils

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

Style: German Pilsner

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

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Got this bottle at the Sunoco in Lake Placid.

A - Pours very light golden colour. Bright with good carbonation. One finger of soapy white head. Spotty lace and a film of retention.

S - Grassy, honey, corn, grain.

T - Honey, grain, sweet corn. Not much 'hop' profile to be found.

M - Good carbonation, medium body and a sweet honey finish.

O/D - Definitely not my cuppa. The hop profile is definitely not prevalent and it ends up being closer to a European adjunct lager. Not worth the time.

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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

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2.83/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

[Suggested Glassware: Pilsener Glass]

The pour was a clear golden yellow with an average (1-2 finger) white soapy head that receded at a steady pace, down to a medium film and collar with fair spotty lacing.

The aroma was of a mild biscuit malt, grassy and floral hops and a light sweaty yeast with notes of citrus (lemon peel), topical fruit, dust and an slight odor of an adjunct.

The taste was lightly bitter and a tad malty with a touch of citrus early on, progressing quickly with a decent hop presence, a hint of fruit and a harsh citrus peel bitter finish. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow, with the bitter fruity taste fading slowly off the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was light in body and dry in texture with a carbonation that just passed medium in intensity.

Overall I found this to be a pretty basic for a Pilsener, although it did posses just a hint of tropical fruitiness and slightly more of a hop presence than most beers of this style...

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Saranac Wild Hop Pils from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 307 ratings