Saranac Irish Red Ale

Saranac Irish Red Ale

Rated 3.300 by BeerPals
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Brewed by F. X. Matt Brewing Company

Utica, NY, United States

Style:  Irish Ale

4.5% Alcohol by Volume

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Irish Reds get their deep garnet color from carefully selected batches of 2 row malts that are specially kilned to develop their sugars and then roasted to produce the wonderful, caramel and toffee notes that accompany the rich color. You'll find the complexity and drinkability of Saranac Irish Red to be second to none. Beer Style: Irish Red Ale Malt Selections: 2 Row, Crystal Hop Selections: Vanguard Color: Deep Garnet Mouthfeel / Body: Medium Body, Balanced Sweetness Food Companions: Light Fare Availability: Seasonal Source: FX Matt Brewing website www.saranac.com

ID: 34175 Last updated 13 years ago Added to database 13 years ago

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Overall Rank10588
Overall Percentile78.4
Style Rank43 of 287
Style Percentile85
Lowest Score2.9
Highest Score4.5
Average Score3.525
Weighted Score3.300
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • CLASH 2576 reviews
    rated 2.9 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    This beer didn’t look half bad, a dark amber color with a moderate white head. But looks can be deceiving! The aroma contains some caramel, hops of some sort? and soap. The flavor is fairly one dimensional with some malty notes. If you close your eyes and zone out you can detect some faint bitterness in the aftertaste. Overall if you handed this to someone and told them it’s Killians, they would likely not question you.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 3.7 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Nice clear amber red pour with a decent head and some lazy lacing. Some carbonation. Sweet caramel with the malts and very slight hops in the aroma. Taste is smooth and slightly sweet with a toffee/caramel malt base and a bit of hops in the end. Finishes a touch dry. Nice and cheap too.

  • CHEAPDARK 389 reviews
    rated 3.0 13 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Friendly smell. Orange brown, perhaps some red. Mellow acceptable flavor. Nice tingly citrus like carbonation. Finish may have some processed linger but it is palatable and enjoyable at times.

  • UPSTATEDAVE 853 reviews
    rated 4.5 13 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 9

    Saranac Irish Red is a limited release and a darn fine addition. It pours a deep garnet red with subtle smooth flavors and a velvety smooth mouth feel that make for an that is delightful to drink. It could be paired with any food that wouldn;t overpower it. It is made for traditional pub grub shepards pie, fish and chips, or a nice cheddar I had it with fish cakes. It complimented it very well . It would be wicked with a burger or a roast. Saranac bills it as a limited release available ony till April. Please track this one down.

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