Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sunday Night Suds - Saranac Prism White Ale

This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at Saranac Prism White Ale.

The Saranac Prism White Ale is a new white ale which Saranac introduced this past winter. The beer is an interesting twist on an American Wheat Ale as it has some characteristics of the class, but there are some notes which are quite different, yet nonetheless delicious.

The beer pours a very pale yellow, but with some cloudiness which is the trademark of a wheat ale.  I did not see any sediment and it does not appear that the beer is unfiltered, but I can't be entirely sure about that.

As I drew the glass close to my face, I immediately smelled spice, but the taste was different that any White Ale that I tried before. The hops are prominent and there is some lingering phenol flavor, but there also are citrus notes and what seems to me to be vanilla pears. 

I would recommend this beer with strong, full flavored meat dishes. Unlike many other Saranac limited edition brews, this beer is available in six or twelve packs, so feel free to experiment with pairings.

Saranac Prism White Ale is under the Kosher Supervision of the Va'ad of Detroit as is every other beer produced at the Matt Brewery plant in Utica, NY. Keep in mind, Saranac has begun to brew some of its High Peaks series off site and these bottles do not have kosher certification from the Va'ad of Detroit.

To see what the experts on Beer Advocate think about the Prism IPA, please follow this link

As always, please remember to drink responsibly and to never waste good beer unless there is no designated driver.

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