Saranac Rye Pilsner

Saranac Rye Pilsner

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

Utica, NY, United States

Style:  Bohemian / Czech Pilsener

4.8% Alcohol by Volume

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A nice, spicy twist on the traditional European Pilsener. Rye malt adds dimension to what otherwise is a relatively simple brew. We've used generous amouns of this complex malt so you can pick out the unique flavors. You'll notice a nice subtle spiciness in the finish complemented by a crisp bitterness from Vanguard hops.

ID: 35613 Last updated 12 years ago Added to database 12 years ago

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Overall Rank10362
Overall Percentile78.1
Style Rank104 of 1632
Style Percentile93.6
Lowest Score3.0
Highest Score4.4
Average Score3.525
Weighted Score3.300
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 3.0 11 years ago

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

    12 Beers of Summer Saranac 12-pack -

    Aroma - it has kind of an earthy/citrusy thing going on that’s hard to pinpoint. Decent.

    Appearance - dark yellow body, smaller sized 1" white cap

    Taste - cereal-like in flavor, bread dough with a touch of herbal spice. Refreshingly easy to drink.

    Palate - light bodied, crisp, clean flavors

    Overall - 2 of 2 with the Summer beers pack. Watching Boston take game 4 of the Lakers with this is nice.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.5 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    a unique take on a traditional style. the rye isn't as prevelant in the aroma as i'd like, but the flavor and follow through is usually where a pils is weak, and it's where this one shines. a nice light summer refresher. crisp and fresh, with a dry rye finish.

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 3.2 11 years ago

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

    Sampled on 5/19/2010. This rye pilsner pours a light to medium gold color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is cereal and spicy, a touch of rye. A light to medium bodied pilsner. The malts are cereal, grainy and a touch spicy. The hops are herbal and spicy. The spiciness of the rye is fairly noticeable; it adds some body and some spiciness to this beer. The pilsner itself is fairly mild so the rye flavors kind of stand out. Lively carbonation. A nice light and refreshing summer beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is crisp and clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

  • UPSTATEDAVE 853 reviews
    rated 4.4 12 years ago

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

    This is a new offering in the Saranac 12 beers of summer limited release. This was incredible. VERY drinkable great balance ofmalt and hops with a very palatable 4.8 ABV great fluffy head and visable active carbonation. This will be a fav on the deck this summer

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