Saranac Helles

12 oz single courtesy of Kevin.
A good clean, bright (appropriate) pour with a head head that is not especially well retained or leads to much lace.
Carbonation is good amidst the golden, clear body.
Some light, peppery spice on the aroma and tastes that also lend a degree of bitterness. Sharp and clean, the beer gives away its sharp roots with a combination of dry, stinging bitterness. This is by no means the harshest of the style I have had, not does it deliver the real sting of solid Saaz (or other noble) ‘bite’, but it definitely captures the genre quite nicely.
Happy to have tried this. Saranac by Matt is a funny range of beers since there is seldom anything that stands out, but you can usually get some good value and decent beer in the style. This is one of their better efforts for me.

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02/20/2011
Format:
bottle
ABV: 4.8 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 4
Total: 3.9
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