Live from Camp M, this week's Sunday Night Suds looks at Saranac Bavarian Pils.
After reviewing the Blue Moon Belgian Pils last week (http://kosherbeers.blogspot.com/2016/07/sunday-night-suds-blue-moon-table-pils.html), I decided to continue the theme of sampling Pilsners, by including a Saranac Bavarian Pils in the six pack that I mixed at the local supermarket not far from Camp M.
The Bavarian Pils is one of the more recent Saranac products and was first included in the 12 Beers A Springing Mixed Pack. The Saranac website indicates that "[t]his hoppy pilsener is brewed with the unique Mandarina Bavaria German hop, which showcases a citrusy-earthy character. A traditional German lager yeast provides a crisp finish."
Much like the Blue Moon Belgian Pils that I reviewed last week, the Saranac Bavarian Pils was not a typical Pilsner and perhaps it is one of the reasons that I appreciated this brew. Although there were abundant malts, there was also a little taste of hop in the finish which was not completely drowned out by the delicious bready malts. Taking into account the trademark Saranac medium to strong carbonation, this beer seemed to pack quite a kick for a beer which is 5.50% abv.
Saranac Bavarian Pils 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.
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