slowrunner77 (9937) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
another rather thin and lightly flavored beer from Saranac, but the body is crisp and the beer well balanced between carmel malt and spicy hops. it still comes off a little bland, but not bad."
DocLock (9866) - 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 (9722) - 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 (9671) - 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.
j12601 (9549) - 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.
MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Rich amber beer with a thick white head. Aroma is fairly hoppy, showing noble/spicy hops over a soft nutty caramelly malt character. The aroma is hoppy but the flavour is substantially sweeter than the aroma suggests, leaning toward the malty side. Malts are bready sweet and slightly nutty, but still pretty tasty. A surprisingly decent Vienna.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the Bottle at Chris O’s 05/08/2009
Hop aroma. Some carbonation. Golden coloured fruity and a little sweet on the palate with a crisp malt finish.
KyotoLefty (9123) - 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.
3fourths (9106) - 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.