PattiA (49) - Madison, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 26, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good mixture of malts and hops in the aroma. Off-white, almost orangey head which never quite went away and left cream-colored trails down the side of my glass as I drank. The color was an absolutely perfectly clear medium coppery brown. nice malt flavor on first taste with a bit of caramel-like sweetness to it, but not overly so. There were hints of fruit here as well, although they didn’t really dominate in any way but had to be looked for somewhat. This is balanced nicely with the hop flavor, which comes out especially on the finish. Carbonation level is good - not so high that it’s fizzy and a nice accent to the hop-induced bitterness, especially in the finish. It’s definitely a medium-bodied beer, a bit richer in flavor than many of the lighter summer brews.
rhoderickj (49) - Maryland, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber in color. Looks a lot like a pale lager or a pale ale. Light, malty aroma. Thick, frothy white head. Taste is pretty bland, but not offensive. Overall, a decent lager.
oflodarz (48) - New York, USA - APR 28, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
average beer with simple character and personality. Crisp palate and falavor, nice carbonation and head
reedcd2 (47) - USA - NOV 6, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The thin off white head does not last too long but the body is a nice amber. The malty aroma isn’t great with moderate bitterness in the taste. Decent but nothing special. I wouldn’t go out of my way buy it again
Byrdman (41) - Maryland, USA - MAY 14, 2011
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose? Amber, foamy head that is pretty sticky. Not a lot fo flavor, more hops than I expected. Good lawnmower beer
Hmelsicky (39) - Maryland, USA - APR 3, 2002
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2003 By no stretch is this one of the better ambers yet i did find its taste a bit interesting and rather enjoyable for a change.
maslupulos (39) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy amber color with off-white head that quickly disappears. Getting a lot of sweet toasted malts off the nose with a little herbal hop. Taste is sweet with grainy cereal and toffee notes. There is a bit of hop bitterness to balance things out. Not up there with a good German marzen, but still a solid beer from Saranac.
TravHimself (38) - mebane, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured into a pint glass this brew has a nice amber color and a nice 2 finger head that disappeared within a minute or so not much lacing ...has a nice malty nose with just a hint of citrus from the cascade hops,taste is of sweet malts and a minimal hop finish all in all its a great lager one of the best of the style I’ve hade well balanced ...cheers
Wild4mild (38) - USA - AUG 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2006 Bottle. This is my go to beer whenever I want a medium bodied beer that won’t break the bank. Nice roasted malt flavor. Little bit of hops shows up at the end. A great lager that isn’t trying to be anything else. Overall for $5.99 it’s a great beer.
skorchsoul (36) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2007
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
7/12 of the winter variety pack. Did not care for this brew, but it was after a long night of drinking so i will re-rate when i finsih the other bottle.