Welcome back folks, week 3 in our year long adventure brings us another Saranac brew. I know, back to back weeks of the same brewery, but this will also show how diverse Matt Brewing Co is. So here we go, lets grab our beer glass and pour us a nice cold….
Saranac Adirondack Lager
This beer pours a light amber color with a thin head which quickly dissolves to nothing more than a few white clouds on top of your beer. You will immediately notice the flowery smell from the American staple Cascade hops.
The beer first hits you like any good lager would, nice and crisp; then all of a sudden…bang, you are hit with the power of hops like a good American Pale Ale would do. Wait you say, this is a lager, which is correct, and therein lays the beauty of this brew, it is nice and crisp but with an awesome amount of hops (American Cascade and German Hallertauer) to kick it up a notch, like my brother-in-law George likes to say, the difference between ouh and aah. This beer is a nice gentle step into the world of hoppy beers. So unlike to first two reviews, this beer may not be for the newcomers to craft beer, but is certainly worth a try. So don’t be shy, take a walk on the hoppy side of beer for a change and have a beer for me.