Brian50Oshenb1 (2) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 16, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I get sick of the people who write in and criticize any Saranac or Dundee beers. Two NY Brewers that have made good brews for years.
Just about everything they make is Very Good , Easily drinkable product that is reasonably priced. Could they take more chances with what they are making? Of Course, but is what we are drinking from them worthy of the criticizm? I hardly think so. Are all of you that sophisticated?
I HARDLY THINK SO.
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2010
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nutty, breadlike. This is a filling yet refreshing beer. It’s malty and goes down easy.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear, rich, golden hue with a sparse snow white head. Smells of fruity malt with hints of tart apple cider.
Taste is rich, bright, pale malt. Sweetish and lightly fruity. Hints of green apple. Some muted hops in the finish. Strangely, a bit dry up front, with a sweetish but clean finish. Really tasty. This stuff is money. And it’s a great beer for the money. Check out a six-pack (it may take a full six-pack to get this beer), hell, it’s cheap!
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from a multi-pack. Amber body with a thin off-white head. Smell is feint, but hints at malty sweetness. Tastes malty sweet with hints of grain bitterness toward the finish. Lighter-bodied making this a pretty drinkable beer. Not overly complex or wow-ing, but a solid drinkable beer, and one of their better offerings IMO.
trayns (246) - Beverly Hills, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a deep golden amber color with a small white head. Smell is not enough to comment on. Taste is a great balance of hops and malts. The beer gets high marks on a smooth drink with great malty character balanced nicely with hops. Good smooth, decently bodied drink - malty ale. . ipso facto. . . bock
vmilaxer29 (412) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really enjoyed this beer. Very surprised by its malty, sweet goodness and distinct "bock" flavor. Reminded me of some of the better dopple bocks ive had. Definitely worth a try.
Crash (531) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured light golden almost orangie appearance with a little head and good lacing. Aroma was like a light bock. A mix of bread, molasses, and dough all in light amounts. Taste was just a light bock. I didn’t taste any pale characteristics.
jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botle. Pours hazy gold, soft white foamy head. Smells malty sweet with a hint of hops. Tastes sweet and lightly malty, followed by slight bitter from the hops, body is good. Aftertaste is pleasant. Id drink this one again.
williamherbert (1339) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance is a thin layer of watery head atop a clear medium-orange. Initial swath of lace. Like a darkish pale ale. First whiff of pale malt; tangy. Some dark toasted, nutty malt. Good balance of dry malt and slightly nutty caramel malt. Hop presence is negligible. Spicy, tangy pale malt taste at first, then a deep roasted caramel and molasses. Hint of raisin and dark chocolate. Full of dark flavors that keep coming as it warms. Solid, for sure. The feel is thick but also smooth. A bit prickly at the swallow. Not bad at all. Overall, it’s a nice, substantial but darkly drinkable brew.
ectuohy27 (671) - ESTONIA - MAR 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Standard aroma and appearance (respectable head) gives way to an orgy of maltiness--it’s delicious and different [caution: first experience w/style]. Layers of maltiness and a bit of citrus in mid-to aftertaste, with some (alas) detectable astringency/bitterness. Worthwhile (King Kullen 10312)