Saranac Amber Ale
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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 2.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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What happens when you give a West Coast favorite an East Coast attitude? Saranac Amber Ale. The typical Amber Ale is a perfectly balanced beer, but we like our hops, so we’ve amped them up to challenge our Crystal and Toasted Malts to a throw-down. Look for a deep amber color, caramel sweetness and a full dose of fruity hop flavor that will entice you to come back for more!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
neontb (49) - - DEC 22, 2012
Free on tap at Colgate University party (which was a bonus). Downright epic when you compare it to the other tap at the party (keystone) but doesnt measure up to a lot of comparables in the region (Otter creek, dogfish head, harpoon, all better). Pretty malty, needs more hops. Ill drink again though (especially for free).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
FishBizkit (234) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2011
Pours golden amber. Decent head with a nice lace. Taste of metallic shrimp crackers? I don’t get it...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
r464 (1785) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2011
A fairly balanced ale overall. Maltiness is there at first, with some sweetness. Hints of hops in the finish. Not bad overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2011
(bottle 5/11/11). Clear amber color. Large off white head. Moderate spicy grass hop aroma. Flavor of the same, with moderate sweet toast/malt aroma. Avg duration. Light bitter finish. Slick texture. Soft to moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
lcwakshul (244) - Chester, Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2011
12 oz. bottle in a shaker. The second of the variety pack. So far, I am not too impressed. Clear amber pour with minimal white head. Mild sweet aroma, maybe caramel. Malty flavor with a quick follow of hops, but neither flavor is well developed. Very flat. Again, not bad for the price, but would rather spend a little extra for some more flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2011
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from a mix 12 pack from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours a clear, light amber brown with a small, light tan, frothy head. The nose is light but has notes of caramel, toasted malt, and a slight whiff of hops. The flavor starts with stale bittering hops, moves to an off metallic note, and has a slightly fruity finish. Light in body with average carbonation leading to a medium, just bitter finish. Not very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 19, 2011
A - Pours a clear amber-copper color with a finger of frothy off-white head. The head has okay retention, reducing down to a thin layer, leaving behind some lacing on the glass. S - Aroma is of sweet roasted caramel malts with some other sweet dark fruits mixing in. Only a touch of hops in the background. T - Starts off with some roasted toffee malts and some bread flavor. Lots of caramel and a bit of dark fruit sweetness. Through the middle some deeper malt flavor and some more bread flavors comes through. The finish has a mix of the caramel sweet malts and some bread flavor that lingers for a while. M - Medium to medium-light bodied with a moderate light carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel overall, finish is sweet and a touch dry, but fairly refreshing. D - Pretty drinkable. Overall, well balanced and fairly smooth. Could use a bit more flavor through the middle, but otherwise some nice balanced flavors.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jmulv (336) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Pours a nice amber color, moderate white head. Taste is well-balanced with a caramel sweetness to it. Light bodied, not bitter at all. It’s very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Amber color (obviously) with a white head. Caramel malt and sprucy citrusy hoppy aroma. Pretty medium sweet flavor with a light bitterness. Not terribly complex but a pleasant taste. A light sourness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bobman006 (326) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2010
Bottle. Clear amber with white head. Aromas of toast and earth. Flavors of toast, lemon, and bubblegum. Very wheaty finish. Medium-thin body with moderate carbonation and effervescent mouthfeel.

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