shigadeyo (3006) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1/25/2014: Olde Saratoga Lager... More golden than amber in color; malty aroma that’s faintly like toffee; flavor has toasted bread, slight buttery toffee; soft and malty overall with a spicy finish; fruity and slightly dry in the middle; medium body ; creamy mouthfeel for a lager; not quite a full Maerzen, but still good. 12 fl. oz. bottle (5.5% ABV) shared by Brian. Thank you! Rating #95 for this beer.
generallee08 (646) - New York, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The body has a nice amber color with a slight haze. From the pour I got a tall off white head. It is made up of mostly loose soapy bubbles that quickly settles down to a thin cap that holds on near to the end. Lacing is limited to just a few spots at the top of the glass. There is some good malt aroma here with nice sweet bready and nutty sweetness. I also pick up some leafy hop notes as well. Its flavor is medium bodied and basic but good. As I had expected from its aroma there is a nice bready malty base with some sweet caramel and light nutty notes mixed with some leafy herbal hop bitterness. Its texture is a bit smoother than I like to see in a lager but not a big distraction.
Drjohnrock (431) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Twelve ounce bottle from Beer Of The (Every Other) Month Club. Hazy medium amber hue, nose of malt/biscuit/skunk, toasted malt flavor overwhelmed by bitterness and chemical notes. Like an attempt to cross a marzen and pilsner that comes up short.
BeerdedDave (297) - - JAN 13, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
amber color; caramel, malty aroma; medium-bodied with a caramel malt flavor; a decent lager
SPDickerman (941) - Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours chestnut brown with a large yellowish white head. Smells mildly malty, hints of caramel. Taste is mild caramel sweetness with a hint of bitterness underneath. Light-bodied with a wet texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Saratoga Lager finishes with a slick sweetness.
RedSox2004 (1236) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper/amber with a medium off-white head, modest retention and lace. Rich bready malt aromas with caramel, toast and toffee notes. Mild caramel sweetness offset with a gentle hop kick, accompanied by a flavorful spiciness. Medium body, generous carbonation, creamy/sticky mouthfeel, and a very clean and crisp finish.
crazyvin (1933) - New York, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A clear amber body with an off white head that had mild retention and nice lacing. Caramel malts and spicy hops on the aroma. Flavor was similar, but with a nice bitterness in the after taste. Smooth finish. Well balanced all around. Good beer.
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DJStone420 (1) - greenfield center, Alabama, USA - DEC 7, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 18/20
decent i liked it and enjooyed it but its look could have been better and the after taste was ff a bit
tomciccateri (1002) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draught at Silk’s Saratoga Bistro at Albany Airport. Pours a deep copper color with a lasting tan head. Slight malty aroma dampened due to cold serving temperature. Medium body with full mouthfeel. Noticable texture. Dry, almost "toasted" malty flavor, rich and nice. Underlying hop bitterness throughout. Great flavor combinations.
bbbeer (586) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red-brown with small off white head. Aroma grainy malt and hint of caramel. Medium-light body. Flavor is mildly sweet, malty, not complex or anything but overall this is a reasonable beer.