SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
middle of the road in all aspects... good for cook outs where those less versed in good beer attend
TheHolyMan99 (3) - USA - JUL 10, 2002 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I would reach for this beer before any other - absolutely awesome. Can’t get enough. In fact - I need one now.
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2002
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
a true mediocre beer!!! and since i need to say something about it, it has too dry a taste for me. A little caramel flavor kind of makes it interesting. I wouldnt call this beer very bitter though. mainly just some malty/hoppy tones.
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2002
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
brewed with pure adirondack water - and that is the predominant taste here. the malt and hops keep coming and going - continuously overpowered by the water. some warmth at the back of the throat, but otherwise, nothing special at all.
MrDick (347) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 1, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Warm color but lacking the tasted to do it color. Great for a warm afternoon when you don’t want to reach for the king of beers. Or the start of a beer tasting evening.
pilsnerrogge (2497) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of Cascade-hops inthis one! A bit thin-ish though.
joet (2172) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 17, 2002
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dusty carmel nose, lightly hopped, not much going on. More malt and hops than your average macro. NEXT!!!
ludi (32) - Reston, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not as complex and distinctive as I like, but a solid, inexpensive amber lager.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUN 11, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I purchased a Saranac sampler yesterday (the trail mix sixer), this is my first grab. So I had a bottle of this before dinner. This brew pours a sparkling medium honey copper. The decent frothy off-white head is mostly diminishing with fair lacing. The ultra light nose is toasted malt, spruce, flowers, earth, and alcohol. The bland flavor has a nice flowery balance and a slight alcohol spicy warmth. Truthfully, mine tasted a little stale, so I don’t know that I tried an optimum sample. The average finish had decent bitterness, but again was unexciting. The light to medium body has a lively creamy texture, and the finish feels alcoholic. Easily forgettable.