This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at Saranac Dry Hop Lager.
The Saranac Dry Hop Lager is one of the inserts in this past spring's mix box which also includes the new Prism IPA (reviewed here kosherbeers.blogspot.com/2014/03/sunday-night-suds-saranac-prism-white.html), Red IPA (reviewed here kosherbeers.blogspot.com/2012/12/sunday-night-suds-saranac-red-ipa.html), Forbidden Dry Hop Lager (reviewed here kosherbeers.blogspot.com/2014/05/sunday-night-suds-saranac-forbidden-ipa.html ) and old standards Irish Stout (reviewed here kosherbeers.blogspot.com/2010/01/sunday-night-suds-saranac-irish-stout.html) and Pale Ale (reviewed here kosherbeers.blogspot.com/2009/03/sunday-night-suds-saranac-pale-ale.html).
The Saranac Dry Hop Lager simply tastes like no other lager. There are strong hop notes and a creaminess that makes you ask how is this a bottled beer? The beer pours a deep gold with great lacing that forms rings after each sip. The beer does not have the backbone of an IPA as the deep hop flavor does not last beyond the opening sip, but it is a very interesting combination and flavor profile. Its almost like a lager that wants to be a IPA.
I would pair the Dry Hop Lager with spicy chinese food or other light spicy dishes. If you have enjoyed this beer with other types of food, please leave a comment below.
Saranac Dry Hop Lager 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 brews 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 Dry Hop Lager, please follow this link www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/99/90332.
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