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RATINGS: 248   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Brewers Notes: This Brown Ale is brewed with American malt and hops, and traditional ale yeast. Look for a sweet, chocolaty taste, with balanced bitterness resulting in a full flavored but smoothly drinkable beer.


psuCE03's rating

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
psuCE03 (135) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2008
Dark brown with a malty caramel aroma. Sweet malty flavor with a hint of hops on the aftertaste.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexsdad06 (5483) - Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle from notes (2011 picked up at Kroger). Pours a clear brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have light roasted malts, toasted bread, mild nutty character, earthy and lightly bitter hops. Boring, very average.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
slowrunner77 (3865) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Mix pack offering is a pretty standard thin bodied Brown ale. Nothing stands out, good or bad. A touch of earthy hops And nuts over light roast and cocoa."

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
generallee08 (712) - New York, USA - JUN 4, 2014
The brown ale forms a thick light tan head that sits on top of a clear dark amber brew. The head makes nice lacing as it sides down the sides of the glass. The aroma is full of sweet malts. On the tongue, caramel and maple sweet malts give way to bitter dark chocolate and coffee notes. The palate is medium bodied and smooth with average carbonation. Saranacs Brown Ale is well balanced and very drinkable.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ads135 (2966) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Not a particularly great brown. Mild and a bit too sweet. Nice appearance, medium bodied.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beergeek23322 (2286) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2013
June 2011 from bottle. Amber color, white head. Sweet malty aromas with caramel, spice and nuts. Slightly bitter finish, but nothing unusual or memorable about this brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shigadeyo (3013) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013

6/14/2011: Saranac Brown Ale... Aroma: Typical for the style. Appearance: Mahogany brown color with an average head of darkish beige foam. Flavor: Mostly toasted malts with dark roasted malt bitterness and a reserved sweetness; littler bitterness or hops shine through, but that’s expected for the style; pleasing nuttiness throughout. Palate: Medium-bodied; smooth; average texture. Overall: Soft, but decent Brown Ale, but not necessarily the best offering from Saranac.

12 fl. oz. bottle from Kroger in Harrison, Ohio. Rating #243 for this beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Huhzubendah (2580) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 14, 2012
The beer is mahogany colored with an inch of tan head that leaves plenty of lacing on the pint glass. The aroma is pretty weak, with some toasted bread, malt, caramel, and nuts. The flavor is OK, with a light roast presence. The hop character is amped up a bit more than expected. The body is thin, with ample carbonation. Overall, this is a drinkable brew, but nothing special or exciting happening here. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 07-13-2011

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
robforbes (2073) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2012
pours a semi-clear reddish-brown with a medium size yellowish head, and some lacing. smell is faint, floral, brown sugar, spice, and malt. taste is of spice, malt, caramel, and hops in the back. ends spicey and bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2012
From Beerlicious iPhone app: Clear and brown. Tan frothy head. Light bitter and sour finishing bitter. Creamy thick medium body with an alcoholic finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2012
Originally reviewed: 2/7/09. Pours a deep brown, but crystal clear. Lots of carbonation rising up. 2-finger off-white head, that stayed pretty well. Decent webbing, rings absent. Smelled of bread, malt, brown sugar, molasses. Pretty good tasting beer. Taste the breadiness, some sweet malt, and finishes with just a hint of hop bite. Warming as it goes down. Good carbonation, a little on the high side. Fairly drinkable. Recommend.


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