dprior (118) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 7, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a golden amber with a thick, but light white head. Not much of an aroma. I picked up a scent of malt. Full flavor with a malty kick at the end that mixed well with the bitterness.
bstaff88 (7) - Cumberland, Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams Glass. Part of a 6-pack sampler.
Labeled as Saranac Adirondack Lager.
Appearance: Very nice copper color thatís clear with some carbonation visible. Pours a small, slightly off-white, soapy head which disappeared quickly. no lacing.
Smell: Mild roasted malt, some slight hops. very mild
Taste: You get some mild malt, some sweetness mid way, ends with just enough hops to have a clean finish. Decent carbonation
Drinkability: Very easy drinking light to medium body, very smooth. perfect beer for a summer night.
Overall: Nothing off putting. Some good flavors. Better than the macro lagers.
hockeybeerguy (546) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed from notes. Consumed May 16, 2012.
The appearance is a pale amber colored body and gave a one finger white head that appeared for a minute, fizzled and died. A fair amount of rapidly rising carbonation was seen all around. No lacing was left.
The smell has a light graininess with some background hops. Some malts came out.
The taste is grainy yet had a slight citrus going on - kinda weird, but that was what I noticed.
On the palate, its about a light and slightly creamy, somewhat sessionable.
Overall, this was an average German pilsener. Iíd have probably have it again depending upon what else was served.
bfremgen (6) - USA - DEC 28, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very drinkable summer lager. It has a really nice color, and a nice, clean aroma. A simple beer.
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Beergeek23322 (1954) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
6/19/2011. From bottle. Cloudy amber color with a white head. Caramel aromas with malt and light fruit. Caramel flavors with a light hoppy finish.
Tstamba (198) - Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From the bottle . Hazy amber with white head. Better than the commercial mega brewery lagers. But not anything too exciting.
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floydslip (126) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Somewhat cloudy light amber beer with a thin white head that dissipates quickly into a surface film. Slightly pungent nose with hints of sour dough, orange, and light malt, but overall the aroma is slight. Flavor is a bit bolder and is dominated by a single note of medium citrus hops with little else. The body is pretty good with tight bubbles, and itís smooth, but unfortunately itís also boring and non-descript. Decent beer, but not one I would ever seek out again.
ads135 (2539) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Surprisingly decent vienna lager from Saranac. Mild, mellow, and malty with a medium body. Nice mouthfeel.
mtdewa1 (211) - rome, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber pour, mild head and lacing. Aroma is semi malty and grainy. Taste is malted caramel and dry. Decent lager. Easy to drink, light.
Patrickctenchi (2902) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy amber, short off-white head.
Taste is slightly tea-like, a little bitter-leaning fruit....
But, not offensive, just a bit unexciting..
beernovice39 (3076) - Montana, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours a clear amber with a small off white head. Scent is caramel. Taste is sweet caramel with a touch of hops.