TheHolyMan99 (3) - USA - JUL 10, 2002 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I would reach for this beer before any other - absolutely awesome. Can’t get enough. In fact - I need one now.
Beer Guy99 (250) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2004
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hops aroma greets the drinker before the first sip. Color is amber with a very respectable tan head. Flavors abound in this medium-bodied beer. Nice dose of hops leads the charge but it's backed up by a rich malty body. The blend creates a refreshing and delicious treat. It reminds me of Anchor Steam but maybe better. What is so great about the Saranac beers is that they're a bargain at just $4.99 a six pack and the quality is as good as beers costing twice as much. Great effort from F.X. Matt, one of the nation's few remaining old line regional brewers.
Raytailgater (105) - Rockledge, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Go for it. A good beer.
billb (244) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2000
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I usually get the ’variety pack’ of Saranac brews and I think this one always gets finished first. Very smooth from start to finish, color, flavor and aroma are all true to form.
canary dog (665) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - JUN 14, 2001
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the first beers that started me into the better brews. Nothing demanding about this easily enjoyable beer. Nicely balanced. Easy to finish a 6, even for a novice. A great starter beer.
Aggie80 (785) - 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!
antibeersnob (29) - Maryland, USA - MAR 27, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2005 Very nice dark amber color. Good carbination and usual head for the type. Surprised by the complexity of flavor for a lager. Good amber lager.
skippapotamus (29) - USA - SEP 3, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice aroma with floral notes. Nice lacing, good solid vienna flavor, smooth.
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - APR 30, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Adirondack Lager pours a clean and clear amber color with a big foamy head. The big white head leaves delicate lace patters on the glass. In the nose, white bread and lightly toasted malts mix with honey and hops. In the mouth sweet caramel and toasty malts are balanced buy some hop bitterness that leads into a crisp refreshing finish. The carbonation is mellow with a medium body and a smooth mouth feel. This is a very good Vienna style lager and a must have when I go camping in the Adirondacks.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Originally reviewed: 1/30/09. Got this in the mixed Saranac sixer. Pours a crystal clear slightly dark gold. Very small head present, disappears quickly, leaves little lacing. Smells really sweet. I smell honey, apples, some citrus.
Great mouthfeel on this one. Very creamy and smooth. Not watery like some brews of this style are. Some slight hop bite to this. It’s faint, but it’s there. Malt is the main player, but not overly so. This is a really well-done beer in my mind. This would be my new session lager if I could find it in a 6-pack here. Recommend.