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RATINGS: 245   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.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ambrose (141) - East Aurora, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2008
yes itís true. I had it. the ben affleck of beers. it was good though. I like saranac. Itís like sleeping with your own sister. itís so wrong....but it feels so good.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ads135 (2579) - 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 (2026) - 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 (2964) - 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 thatís 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 (2262) - 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 (2055) - 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 (1091) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BelgianBeerGal (3016) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2011
Another 12oz bottle from the mixed 6-pack. Fairly benign and uninteresting brown. Not bad, just fairly average across the board.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maverick34 (2042) - New York, USA - OCT 9, 2011
bottled. Your standard american brow, not a whole lot else to say. A bit watery.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scarletfire65 (867) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Bottle from variety 6 pack. Aroma is hoppy, slight toasted malt, slight caramel. Medium bodied, sweet and malty, finishes smooth, slightly bitter, good balance, just very simple. Some caramel, toffee, root beer flavors. I could session a few of these.


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