UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 4, 2002
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Slightly hoppy, slightly spicy, slightly malty. Unfortunately, it’s just slightly everything. The only intense flavor is the blandness. Nothing special whatsoever.
dorfrx (21) - Glenmont, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2004
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Another pretty beer by Saranac, once again looks great in the glass. When I got this on tap I thought something was wrong with the keg, almost no flavor. Good lawnmower beer.
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2006
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear, amber brew with thick, foamy tan head.Aroma is like fresh homemade bread with notes of hops. Very smooth, medium bodied, creamy, ends clean like water. Mild nutty, hops flavor. Decent brew, not great, not drain pour.
bboven (103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2007
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Waayyy too malty for the style. Saranac does this with all their beers; if you can’t afford hops don’t open a brewery.
smcolw (529) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 11, 2009
1.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Shocking manure-like aroma on first sniff. Very light on the hop.
Excellent thick head that dissapates slowly leaving a graceful lace on the side. The color is light copper or deep gold. Crystal clear.
The hop makes an appearance in the tasting; still with this malt, this is closer to a mild than a pale ale. There is an interesting sourness in the flavor (like a mandarin orange). The beer has a moderate to full body with a high level of carbonation.
Frankly, a little disappointing, particularly from Saranac. I’ll finish this one, but won’t necessarily seek another.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 4, 2002
1.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Spicy front of the palate. Quick sweet finish. Lots of oxidized/pasteurized flavors.
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.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2007
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
This one has a bitter floral end to it which I find somewhat repellent despite its smooth start and the malty aroma. Drainpour.
maxwelldeux (3069) - Everett, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a moderate white head. Little skunky, like a lot of cheap lagers. Slightly bitter malty taste. Bleh.
Ando (105) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2008
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
smells a bit sour, nice otherwise. when i close my eyes and smell this beer i see people enyoing a good ski while cooking chicken marsala. App: when i look at this beer i see the pee of the most dehydrated man. Taste: when i close my eyes and taste this beer i see a majestic grizzly taking a dump on a beautiful snow and christmas tree covered mountian. palate: when i close my and feel this beer in my mouth i see the view out of a picture window in a summer cabin of a pine-cone OA: when i close my eyes and think about this whole experiance i feel as if i had a bad beer on a perfect alpine vacation.