jcalbi (380) - Medford, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clean amber (duh!) color with a thin off-white head. Very sweet malt aroma, almost chewy. Caramel flavors with a nice roasted feel followed by a snappy finish.
Ungstrup (33789) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2005 A very beutiful amber color and an OK beige head. The aroma is nicely malty with some notes of brewing mash. It tastes malty sweet with light fruitiness and nuttiness. The end is somewhat dry with nutty notes.
Panzuriel (1786) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good Clean mouthfeel. Great Amber ale. Nice flavor, beautiful in the glass. Definitely one Amber that I can stand. Smooth aftertaste. Very nice.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice pale amber color with a thick white head. Smooth, almost creamy flavor with no one flavor being to strong. Quite good really.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 11, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A crisp Orange amber color with a thick head. the aroma is sweet and malty with the right balnce of hoppy bitterness. the flavor is sweet and malty throughout with a hint of hop flavor.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 11, 2002
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2003 Has a nice amber color and a malt/light-hop smell. Taste is malty, but finishes very bitter. Overall looks great, but way too bitter.
Aggie80 (804) - Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was surprised by how good this was! Nice deep amber color, just like the real amber. Nice lace and not too much foam. Good hop background and very smooth. I’ve been impressed with all the Saranac line. Too bad it isn’t found around my area!
LordNeuf (136) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 22, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
After a second sampling I agree with the first. A middle of the road brew. Nothing too spectacular to catch my fancy.
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JUL 21, 2002
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I liked this beer although I have nothing to compare it against. I prefer IPA’s and stouts and this hit exactly in the middle.
PorterPounder (7062) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not as much of a caramel sweetness as I was anticipating, rather bland taste - no aroma. Pales in comparasion to other Saranacs I have tried.