Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Saranac Our Wild Hop Pils
Today I'm trying Saranac Our Wild Hop Pils brewed by the Matt Brewing Company in Utica, New York. I tried their Pale Ale and Legacy IPA previously, so this is the last from their mixed CAN-DO 12 pack. The side of the can tells you this beer is named Wild Hop Pils because it is the first to use Belma hops discovered growing wild on a farm in the Yakima Valley. 5.2% alcohol. 28 IBU.
Fruity, floral with some pale malt in the aroma. Fruity apple flavors are joined by some grain and a nice honey sweetness. There is a pleasant hoppy bitter balance that comes next, very flavorful and not harsh at all. Creamy, very clean. Probably a little different than what you'd picture in your mind as a typical "pils" but whatever. Unique. I liked it.