NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber color, nice white head. Real hoppy, which I like. Nice malt but a little too mellow to show very much. Head diminishes into a light froth.
darkvibe (68) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not my type, but still a good quality beer.
carlitos99 (184) - The Big Apple, USA - JAN 23, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
plummdumb99 (34) - USA - JAN 17, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
decent beer, hops are a little overpowering, as with most all of their beer
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 30, 2001
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2005 Dec 2001: Very pleasant, but simple. Above average for the brewer I’d say. Nice color, average head; good caramel note in the aroma; clean, sweet, crisp initial taste which fades and becomes rather boring at the end. 7/3/6/3/13 3.2
Nov 2005: Smallish fizzy head immediately dying into a translucent, thin cover atop a totally clear amber body...light caramel nose, hints of cherry and pine, pretty indistinct and weak...body quite watery, lightly sweet and a bit grainy, seems to be some saccharine or other artificial sweetener taste there that really helps to kill it...bit of smokiness fails to redeem a fairly bad vienna.
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2001
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I thought that this beer was reasonably well hopped for a pale ale. What i did not like about this beer was the fact that amber was a strech in the color department and it had a thin again dare I say adjuncty maltiness that prevented me from really enjoying this beer.
Aurelius (4944) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2001
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cider-colored, with 1/2’ head that lingers. Engaging malty aroma. Mellow, tart, clean, crisp flavor. Standard palate with trailing bitters. Brewers take note: This is the way to use Cascade hops, if you have to! Refreshing beer. I’m pretty impressed with Saranac.
obxdude10 (2220) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2001
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 8, 2001
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2004 Clear orange with a medium small bubbled white head. Light flowery hops in the aroma, starts lightly bitter ends sweet.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2001
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber, nice creamy white head, nose is hard to detect, i get nice malt with a touch of hops. Nice malt profile with an earthy bitterness to finish it up. Nice body, pretty drinkable..well done. Hops come through the more you get into it. Interesting hops.