Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Originally reviewed: 1/30/09. Got this in the mixed Saranac sixer. Pours a crystal clear slightly dark gold. Very small head present, disappears quickly, leaves little lacing. Smells really sweet. I smell honey, apples, some citrus.
Great mouthfeel on this one. Very creamy and smooth. Not watery like some brews of this style are. Some slight hop bite to this. It’s faint, but it’s there. Malt is the main player, but not overly so. This is a really well-done beer in my mind. This would be my new session lager if I could find it in a 6-pack here. Recommend.
dredmond (169) - Long Island, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
drank from 12 fl oz brown glass bottle, mild aroma, pleasant taste, not much affect on palette
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PGHbeer77 (563) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. You get what you pay for (sometimes). And in this case, yes. What enticed me was a six pack that offered four different beers; kind of a cool marketing scheme. It’s been years since I had any Saranac brews, and they’re about the same as I remember. This one, the lager, is a decent enough brew. Better than a Yuengling, not as good as some imports from good old Europe, the bastards. The scent was very faint, a bit of dough, and the pour was a foamy head over an amber body, lots of lacing. The medium crisp palate complimented the lightly bitter taste, a bit salty in the finish which was a little odd. Overall, I don’t think I’d buy it again.
burg326 (2772) - Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle pours an amber color, aromas of caramel, malt, and grass. Flavor is the same as aroma with some hops at the end.
Scrapersnbeer (1262) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep amber color. Basic malt smell with some grass and grains. Medium sweetness with a hoppy finish. Light to mid bodied and low carbonation. Easy drinking beer. Vienna meets Munich halfway to Marzen.
rangerred (788) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
Appearance is a slightly hazy dark gold with plenty of carbonation leading to a thick two finger head. Retention is pretty good.
Smell is some caramel malt along with a metallic note that is not too pleasant. Also some grassy hops buried in there.
The taste is much better than the smell with a pleasant caramel maltiness dominating. There are also some bready flavors in there along with some grassy hops. A nice soft bitterness comes in at the finish.
First off, I think this more a vienna lager than a german pilsener. It actually reminds me somewhat of SA Boston Lager but not as good. This is a solid but unspectacular brew.
arone12 (895) - Maryland, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light amber color with some malty aromas. Slight hop flavor which balances the malts well. Pretty drinkable beer.
toffsbury (113) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2011
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Beautiful aroma, much more than I expected. Something of a bland taste, but that may be because it was drunk with pulled pork. Nice sweetness, very mild on the bitterness, but the aroma hops really come through. Much nicer than I expected. Bottle from somewhere in Saratoga, shared with kevinsenn.
kevinsenn (846) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with toffsbury. Pours clear and golden. Honey, fruits, and spice in the aroma. Taste is pretty sweet; some honey in there. Fairly full body for a lager. Nice.
BelgianBeerGal (2875) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from a mixed pack. Kinda boring, still pour; clear copper color. Nice caramel malt aroma. Pretty tasty too; well balanced sweetness and light bitterness. Nice, easy drinking lager.