mensch (226) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
It’s a Single not a Pale. Light and clean, golden colored, light froth of white foam. Hints of lightly yeasty lemon and spice. More light flavors follow - tart, juicy fruit and subtle spice. A small suggestion of hop flavor and then a lightly dry and mineral finish. No flaws, lightly appealing. Did I mention this beer is kind of light? Too light for a lawnmowing beer, maybe a good rehydrator after a 20+ mile bike ride. Just worth it at $10/12 pack.
kramer (4347) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a clear light gold body with a small frothy white head that faded to a thin film. The nose is very light, just a little bit of hoppiness and some minimal bready malt and a light yeastiness. The flavor is a bit on the non-descript side, not much of anything really sticks out. There’s a big of light yeast, some light floral hops, bready maltiness, but nothing that really excites you or catches your attention. Light bodied with a watery texture and fizzy forced carbonation. Rather boring beer overall.
gwpom (294) - Akron, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden amber coloring, sweet citrus nose, not a bad beer. But when I hear Belgian, I expect more. More body, more flavor, more ...oomph. This would be a great summer pale ale, but, Belgian... sorry, don’t see it.
Lightrider (221) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle into a goblet. Pour is a honey orange with a fine head. Aroma is that of citrus and bitter with co2. Taste is a nice hard edged bitter malt. Finish is a hard bitter. Nice pale.
rangerred (782) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear light gold with a one finger white head. The abundant carbonation gives the head excellent staying power and there are nice globs of lacing clinging to the sides of the glass.
The aroma is, unfortunately, quite metallic but there is some clove and bubblegum poking through it all. Not enough to overcome the metal, though.
Thankfully the flavor is quite nice and really suprised me in a pleasant way. Lots of clove and bubblegum esters that I love in a BPA along with a nice dose of bready malt. There is a little bit of pepper towards the finish which is pleasantly dry with just a little bit of stickyness left on the lips.
Overall, I was suprised by this as the other offerings I have had from Saranac have been less than impressive. While not on the same level of a beer like Ommegang, a good value and one i wouldn’t hesatate to pick up again.
jmcgavin12 (341) - Madison, USA - FEB 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours golden with a lasting head. Aromas of malt and a bit of citrus Also a bit of spice. Sweet taste with a medium body that finishes crisply. Not the best for the style but good for the price
Butters (3562) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear yellow pour with small white head. Nose and flavor is very reminiscent of a bluemoon. Orange zest and coriander, but flavor also has a slight citrus hop bite. Very small though. This was my favorite of the pack.
hockeybeerguy (249) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours a bright clear golden color leaving a very clear body and a half inch white foamy head in my chalice. Small inner valleys appear within the head and light rapidly moving carbonation is seen rising. The smell was the banana and clove up front with light fruitiness in the background. The taste was sweet and kinda grainy with the fruitiness coming back more so in a citrusy sort of way. It leaves a dry aftertaste and a sticky finish. The palate is light with nothing harsh on the tongue, a really nice smoothness is felt all around, kinda creamy. Overall, this is adequate for me and for the style.
shonobiwan (201) - Sound Beach, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Long Island, NY - 12 oz. bottle poured a clear golden color with white head and no lacing. Aroma was spicy with a hint of malt. Taste was sweet and yeasty but falls short compared to the aroma.
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BREWMUSKCLES (2088) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
NICE GOLDEN COLOR WITH FLAVOR OF SWEET MALT AND JUST A FLEETING BIT OF BELGIAN BEER SPICE. CREAMY MOUTHFEEL WITH SOME FRESH WHITE PEPPER IN THE FINISH. AN OVERALL BELGIANED OUT CREAMY PILSENER, SOMETHING NEW AND A WINNER.