Radek Kliber (6288) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 13, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 355 ml
Appearance: Clear brew , dark amber in color with medium plus tanned top.
Nose : Mineral , refreshing hop style , sweet malty bottom , aroma reminded me of standard Polish lagers.
Flavor/Palate : Malty , nutty front with medium good depth. Sticky with subtle nutty feel > Quiet smooth and drinkable. Straight forward simplicity well done. Felt, as it was lighter than noted 6 % .
MrBeerFanatic (787) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 12, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark amber with a white head. Has a nice malty aroma. Doesn’t have a very good pronounced taste or palate. It does have a maltiness to it but disappoints with a not so pleasing aftertaste. I was not impressed with this one...
blankboy (5631) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber with an average size frothy off-white head. Mild aroma of caramel malt, mild roastness, sweetness and fruit. Flavour of lightly toasted caramel malt, light hops, some sweetness and a light bitter finish.
Average bodied. Eh, it’s alright I guess but it doesn’t much for me.
MrBunn (2321) - Western, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Body is dark amber and large head is slowly receding, leaving a bit of lacing... still, it looks thinner than I would have expected. Smells like wet wood that is rotting in the forest with some malt sweetness. Flavor is adequate, but comes off as watered down.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a transparent amber brown with a thin, spotty-lacing off-white head. Aroma of lightly sweet, toasty German caramel malts with a touch of light fruits and oxidation. Body starts about average with a touch of sweetness and some earthy noble bittering hops. Finishes drier and bittersweet. Pretty bland and maybe even a touch too old.
beerbill (3200) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a brilliantly clear golden amber with a moderate off-white head that lasted through most of the glass and left some sheets of lace. Light, pleasant aroma of caramel. The flavor is again caramel with a bit of unsweetened iced tea. Medium boided with just some very light bitterness at the finish. Yet another of the vast array of mediocre beers put out by this brewer.
SoBloHero (56) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pleasantly surprised by this beer. It is the 21st Saranac brew I have had but the first I am rating. It was a coppery color with a decent head. The taste of the beer was malty, not a real aftertaste and very drinkable.
roy7t (3) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 10, 2008 does not count
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This beer was very dissappointing. Saranc has always been an inconsistent brewery. i was expecting a fuller, maltier taste; and was let down. Not a bad aftertaste, I will finish the 6-pack when I’ve had too many beers to care what it tastes like, and never buy it again.
HogTownHarry (5918) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (12oz). And continuing my "see Saranac, buy Saranac, rate Saranac" habit .... Clear deep burnt copper pour, large lasting frothy off-white head. Smells mostly of roast cooked vegetables, eventually I begin to get a little more herbal hops and roast caramel, even some iron earthiness. The taste is pretty simple, no vegetal ugliness, just overly sweet light roast caramel malt, a little sweet hay hoppiness perhaps. Still, slick, sugary mouthfeel, not much character at all, but not horrible by any means. I finished it.
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice amber bock with a huge frothy head, tasty and drinkable, smooth and not too bad. Don’t get Saranacked.