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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Brewed in the grand tradition of the Vienna beers of Austria and the Marzenbiers of Munich, Olde Saratoga Premium Lager is a smooth, medium-bodied lager with a pale copper color and a rich aroma. German hops and imported Munich malt impart an intriguing balance between light, soft bitterness and a refreshing sweetness. Hand-crafted with an "old world" attention to detail, Olde Saratoga Premium Lager is a sure bet every time.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2014
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (2245) - New York, TURKEY - JAN 21, 2016
Draught @ Albion. Rich golden color with small foamy beige head, bread aroma, medium carbonation, slightly sweet malt taste, abrupt finish. A fine specimen of a lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kaser (5640) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2015
Bottle pour at home,thanks to christpuncher for this awful beer. Has a skunky malty taste, rich, thicker palate for the stye. Not good, but I got it down.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
neepsntatties (1763) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 13, 2015
Bottle courtesy of Mr. Plumpy. Colour...medium amber with no head. Nose..very malty and dough like with notes of caramel. Palate...light CO2, spot on for a marzen with roasty malt, biscuit and spent grain. Basically decent stuff.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christpuncher (2794) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2015
it is difficult to make a good lager and saratoga failed. tasted very light with the pilsner hopps flavora nd kind of sweet malty finish. pours yellow with a white head. head out of abottle at home. junk

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Foxbush (1819) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2015
12 oz bottle one of the 12 monthly beers The lager poured a clear dark amber with small head. The aroma of light brown sugar and bready malts The lager has a nice medium body with soft carbonation. The beer is full of an earthiness that makes this a unique lager. The finish was sweet with caramel and mild bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (2266) - - JUL 30, 2015
Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a very deep amber color with a small head of a just off white color. The head has a good level of retention, fading over time to leave a good level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is big of a caramel aroma with some other lighter bready smells. Beyond these aromas comes some very light notes of an herbal and grassy hop smell. Taste – The taste begins with a bready and caramel flavor which create a strong base flavor for the brew. As the taste advances a little bit of brown sugar joins the taste which sweetens it even more. Toward the end a little bit of a grass and grain taste comes to the tongue balancing the sweet rather nicely and leaves a rather bready and moderately sweet flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker side for a lager with a carbonation level that is average. For the style it is OK, but a little thinner of a body and a little higher carbonation may have been slightly better for the style. Overall – A fairly decent lager, but nothing too out of the ordinary. Worth a try, but not worth going out of the way for it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (3228) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle. Pours amber brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma was malty with caramel, toffee and bread. Flavor of toasted malts, caramel, subtle toffee, bread and had a mild bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (7332) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Tallahassee, Fl - Beer Stop - 12 oz bottle. Pours a slightly sparkling medium copper with no head to speak of. Aroma has some light caramel and dates, some sweet potatoes. Flavor is decent and on the sweet side with some caramel notes, a touch of raisins, just a light hint of chocolate, a hint of olive oil. Clean, even mouthfeel. Had better Märzens.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
generallee08 (772) - New York, USA - JUL 18, 2014
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drjohnrock (690) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2014
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.

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