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Saranac Single Malt

Saranac Single Malt

Rated 2.992 by BeerPals
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Brewed by F. X. Matt Brewing Company

Utica, NY, United States

Style:  Scottish Ale

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To brew Saranac Single Malt we use 100% Scottish Otter Malt, traditionally used in the distilling industry. The combination of the Scottish malts and slow aging process produces a unique brew as distinctive as single malt whiskey with a subtly different flavor than any other beer. Look for a sweet malty taste with a background of floral notes from English Fuggle Hops. Limited Release!

ID: 7388 Last updated 15 years ago Added to database 19 years ago

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Statistics

Overall Rank38737
Overall Percentile18.2
Style Rank582 of 637
Style Percentile8.6
Lowest Score2.5
Highest Score3.7
Average Score2.989
Weighted Score2.992
Standard Deviation0.386

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  • JAICE 961 reviews
    rated 3.1 16 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    Sad to say that this is not great, even tough it is a scottish ale, which I hold dearly. It didn't have a full enough flavor, It was missing the robust taste that is a staple with scotts. Needs to be darker and deep to get my vote.

  • EYEDRINKALE 939 reviews
    rated 2.7 16 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 4

    Clear amber color with medium but quick diminishing head. Caramel and malt are the most predominant aromas. The taste is sweet malt and a light bitter/sour finish. No real carbonation to speak of.

  • CANNEDDOG 225 reviews
    rated 3.1 17 years ago

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

    not a bad try at a Scottish ale, but far from being a ale I would reccomend to anyone wanting to try a Scotch ale

  • UPSTATEDAVE 853 reviews
    rated 3.4 17 years ago

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

    This is a limited release that as far as I know you can only get in the 12 beers of Christmas sampler. Its different and worth a try

  • VAC 2186 reviews
    rated 3.0 17 years ago

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

    Very malty flavor. Not your typical beer.

  • ROLLINZ 118 reviews
    rated 2.7 17 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 5

    As typlical of Saranac it is a great every day beer, but below the premium brews. If you are a fan of sinle malt give it a go! Just not my taste.

  • STEGMAKK 8 reviews
    rated 2.7 18 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 5

    Crystal clear amber in color. Head disapeared almost instantly. I did not quite know what to make of the smell. Earthy field kind of smell. By reading the label I was expecting a very alcoholic tasting beer. Which it wasn't. Went down very easily. Will not go out and buy this specifically, but if I get more in a sampler pack, I will drink it.

  • STEINY 30 reviews
    rated 2.5 18 years ago

    Aroma: 0 | Appearance: 0 | Mouthfeel: 0 | Flavor: 0 | Overall: 0

    Not what I expected from a quality brewer like Saranac. Perhaps I was expecting a more scotch ale quality, but I just didn't think it tasted very good.

  • FLASHPRO 1171 reviews
    rated 3.7 19 years ago

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

    The sweet Scottish malt flavors surround your tongue, followed by a touch of hops. Nice balance and a decent sparkling head. The color is a little lighter than I expected. I would recommend trying this one if you get a chance, as the bottle says "limited release"

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