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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
This dry-hopped lager’s distinctive flavor comes from boiling mash being added back into the brew. Traditionally German. Uniquely Saranac. Totally delicious.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Itzjerm (2191) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - SEP 10, 2014
A very bland easy drinking lager with a bit of hop in the nose at first that fades. Also has a fading head. Light sourness. Nothing special. Def a lager and def a good one to not be impressed by. In a nut shell. Lager with light hop and light bitter/sourness. seems most like off water.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidobutai (627) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Delicious offer, my favorite from this brewery thus far. Fruity aroma, actually I taste apple. Dark golden hues, short-lived head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
generallee08 (772) - New York, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Appearance: It has a deep copper amber body with a tall and thick off white head topping it off. Smell: There are zesty citrusy hop jumping out at me along with bready whole grain malt notes in the background. Taste / Palate: The flavor matches the aroma and serves it on an easy drinking medium body with balanced carbonation and a slow mellow bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (11180) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2014
This beer is a bright orange-amber color with a medium foamy white head that diminishes slowly. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, caramel and grassy hops. Medium-bodied with flavors of toasted malt, caramel and mild herbal hops. The finish is malty up front with a slightly peppery hops aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5355) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Sampled on 3/16/2014. This Vienna/amber pours a medium amber color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is malty and sweet, apples and some brown sugar. A medium bodied Vienna, The malts are fruity, caramel and sweet. The hops are herbal and earthy. Decent carbonation. A touch of apples and brown sugar. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (4996) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2014
12 ounce bottle por. Clear amber with a white head of foam. Aroma has spice, dough, and cracker qualities. Taste is sweet and earthy. Mildly bitter towards the finish. Crisp. Light bodied and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drjohnrock (690) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Twelve ounce bottle from Saranac winter variety pack purchased at Delhi Walgreens. Medium to dark amber hue, aroma that seems at first like a pale ale, nice bittersweet flavor, good hop taste, although something is a little off in the aftertaste. Kind of like a lager version of an APA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hershiser2 (1911) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark golden with an inch of off-white head. Smells of light grapefruit. Taste is grasses, light grapefruit. Reminds me a bit of Dortmunder Gold.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RichieBoy (59) - Getzville, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Poured a clear amber color with a nice one finger off-white head that dissipated almost entirely and left noticeable lacing around the glass. Aroma was citrus hops and Carmel malt. Taste was more malty than hoppy in my opinion and was slightly bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nate (4116) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2014
From bottle. Sweet neutral fruity hop aroma, sweetish with light caramel. Medium amber clear with thin creamy-foamy off-white lacing head. Medium watery body with medium-high carbonation. Starts moderatley sweet with carbonic bite, light caramel and neutral fruity character. Mild hop bitterness with dry finish and mild nutty astrinency. Medium bitter after.

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