shrubber85 (8550) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 15, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Sugary apple/cherry malt aroma. Amber with nice head and lacing. Sugary caramel malt flavor. Not horrible for a Vienna - par for the course for Matt.
3fourths (8468) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden yellow, nose of wheat, pale and sour hops and a even malt body. More of a grainy flavor, with a almost sour fruit finish which isn’t very pleasent... good bitterness.
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
DocLock (8331) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A standard amber, with typical amber taste overtones. Not great, not bad, middle of the road. Subtle caramel, toffee, and malt flavors. Good complexity.
jercraigs (8290) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Dark amber body with a small white head. Oddly sweet aroma, dilute toasted malt. Very light bitterness, lightly astringent toasty malt feels wan and dilute. Average to light palate. DNF.
DrSilverworm (7960) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle, came with the "Saranac Trail Mix" variety 6-pack, labeled as "Adirondack Lager". Artwork is exactly as pictured though, reasonably classy in my opinion, and the $8 I paid at my local Kroger is always a reasonable price in my opinion.
Aroma is pretty pleasant, much more complex than I was expecting from a "Lager". Malty, with a dark bready flavor, caramel hints, but definitely some hops present as well. Has a "bite", but that keeps things interesting. Some sweet, light sour, and light bitter flavors all present, but nothing really stands out. A bit more thickly carbonated than I prefer, but a nice finish -- not too long, but noteworthy. I picked this one first from the variety pack because it looked the most boring, but overall, it was a pleasant surprise. I’d drink it again.
chriso (7475) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle post GBBF, Day 2, August 2009 as Saranac Adirondack Lager. Dark gold/orange colour. Biscuity malt predominant. Just a hint of vague grassy hop on the palate. A straightforward and inoffensive amber-ish lager. Not much else to say.
j12601 (7386) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a lightly hazed amber with a thin white head. Sweet old malt on the nose with some plum and old stone fruits behind it. Medium bodied, a bit of alcohol peeks through, which is odd for something so low in ABV. Spicy malt with a bit more sweetness and caramel. Lingering light bitterness with old fruit. Not good.
Ibrew2or3 (7312) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 11, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear copper with 30 second thin off white head. The mild aroma has sweet malts, a bit of roast, hay and dark fruitiness. The somewhat thin body brings in both moderately roasted malts to sweet malts to faint grain and dark fruitiness. The malty notes fade by midway leaving a modest amount of dark grape and sweet raisin fruitiness. It gets a tad roasty into the finish as the sweet dark fruits finally dwindle into the after taste. Nice flavor.
KyotoLefty (7140) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, as Adirondack Lager. From old notes. An amber lager. Slightly sweet, with caramel flavors, and a bit of hops. Nothing special. A little fake ad sugary tasting, but not terrible.