This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at Saranac Strawberry Tart Ale, yet another of the proliferation of tart ales which is sweeping breweries across the nation.
As I noted in my post for the New Belgium Tartastic (reviewed here http://kosherbeers.blogspot.com/2017/04/sunday-night-suds-new-belgium-tartastic.html) I have been trying to like Tart Ales and have tried quite a few over the last year, including the Leinenkugel BeerGarten Tart (reviewed here http://kosherbeers.blogspot.com/2016/08/sunday-night-suds-leinenkugel-beer.html); the Boulevard Tell Tale Tart (reviewed here http://kosherbeers.blogspot.com/2016/08/sunday-night-suds-boluevard-tell-tale.html) and the New Belgium Fat Sour Apple Ale (reviewed here http://kosherbeers.blogspot.com/2016/08/sunday-night-suds-new-belgium-fat-sour.html).
Unlike many of the tart ales that I have tried, the tart flavor derived from the yeast is not the most prominent note in the beer. Instead, this beer has the distinct flavor of strawberry with a slight tang. You have read that correctly, if you were to take strawberry jam and and bottle it in thin liquid form, it would be this Strawberry Tart Ale.
If you are looking for something different with some fruit to try at your Shavuous table...I still would not recommend this beer in six pack form. But if you are patronizing a beer store that lets you buy singles, then you should pick up a bottle of this brew and share it with others as it probably goes well in shot glasses with (sweet, not savory) blintzes.
Saranac Strawberry Tart 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 brew, please follow this link www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/99/269740.
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