This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at Saranac Wild Hop Pils.
As mentioned in last week's SNS, this year's Saranac Beers of Summer mix box contains two new beers, the Session Ale (reviewed here kosherbeers.blogspot.com/2013/07/sunday-night-suds-saranac-session-ale.html) and the Wild Hop IPA (to be reviewed iyh in a future SNS). Additionally, the mix box contains old standards Kolsch (reviewed here kosherbeers.blogspot.com/2008/08/sunday-night-suds-saranac-kolsch-ale.html), Rye IPA (reviewed here kosherbeers.blogspot.com/2010/03/sunday-night-suds-saranac-rye-ipa.html), White IPA (reviewed here kosherbeers.blogspot.com/2012/04/sunday-night-suds-saranac-white-ipa.html) and the #1 star of the Saranac line up, Saranac Pale Ale (reviewed here kosherbeers.blogspot.com/2009/03/sunday-night-suds-saranac-pale-ale.html).
The Saranac people have labeled this brew as a Pilsner, but it is unlike any Pilsner that I have ever tried. The beer has a wonderful amount of floral hops and the grapefruit/citrus smacks you in the face at the very first sip. The alcohol content of the beer is also on the high end for a Pilsner (5.2% abv). Although the beer pours a golden blonde which would give the impression that it is on the lighter end, you can't judge this beer by its color. This is a solid brew which would go well with fried chicken and all the fixings (as they used to say).
Saranac Wild Hop Pils is under the Kosher Supervision of the Va'ad of Detroit, as is every other brew produced in Saranac's Utica plant. To see what the experts on Beer Advocate think about Saranac Wild Hop Pils, please follow this link beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/99/93135.
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