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Saranac Dry Hop Lager
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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 2.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Saranac Dry Hop Lager is brewed with North American and German malt using Perle, Mittlefruh and Saphir hops in the kettle. In aging, we dry hop with Opal, a new variety known for its citrus and herbal characteristics, and Taurus, a unique new variety with wonderful aromatic qualities. Lagers arenít typically dry hopped, but we wanted to showcase a lager blooming with hop flavor and aroma. Youíll experience a medium body with subtle malt notes to round out this uniquely hopped brew. Cheers!


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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Bottle. I started to write this as Dry Hoop Lager. And then I thought what a hoop would taste like. I guess it depends on what kind of hoop it is. Anyway, this hoop-free beer pours a clear amber with a large white head. I donít really get much hoppiness on the nose either, just some sweet caramel and a lot of graininess. Medium bodied, grainy and sweet. Lots of weird gritty caramel and a bit of cardboard. Bitterness on the finish, toast and a lot more grain. Drinkable I guess, but I donít want to.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2226) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2014
sweet with malt syrup. full enough body for a lager. light tingle to it. some dryness.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bropgh (31) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2014
Not a lager lover, and this doesnít sway me to the good. It is tolerable and I can drink this if given to me, but I wonít be seeking this out by any means.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (4838) - New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2014
Bottle, BB JUN 30 2014. Nose is lightly bready, strongly of pils malt, very clean and lightly grassy, citrus, light herbal, wonderful aromatics straight out of the bottle. Clear, richly golden pour with lots of slow-moving carbonation, sudsy off-white head. Crisp medium body, lightly bitter, lightly sweet, getting light fruit under the citrus, some melon; floral and herbal, with malt pushed back from center a bit. Lightly spicy, very very bg contribution from the etoh (and a positive one). Shocked at how much Iím enjoying this, some really nice hop flavors that one normally must strain and search to find.

Oop, there it is, I knew there had to be a flaw: too-buttery finish, really noticeable after a few ounces. Doesnít really detract for me, though.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RxForHealth (152) - - APR 4, 2014
As lagers go, this one is not bad. Looks like a typical lager in the glass with a head the disappears almost immediately. The aroma is typical lager with a bit of hops. The pallet is a bit more interesting, you can definitely taste some hops with some traditional lager wet cardboard. The finish is fairly mild and not unpleasant. As lagers go, it's decent. But as beers go, you can do much better. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crazyvin (1933) - New York, USA - MAR 18, 2014
A clear golden body with a white head that had good retention and some lace. Sweet malts. Floral hop presence initially. There was a mild sense of corn and a hint of talcum powder. Flavor was well balanced. Good crisp lager characteristics. Hops were slightly bitter but mostly floral. Flavor was overall mild but the flavors worked. Enjoyed this beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rcasta (832) - EL SALVADOR - MAR 17, 2014
Saranac Dry Hop Lager is brewed with North American and German malt using Perle, Mittlefruh and Saphir hops in the kettle. In aging, we dry hop with Opal, a new variety known for its citrus and herbal characteristics, and Taurus, a unique new variety with wonderful aromatic qualities. Lagers arenít typically dry hopped, but we wanted to showcase a lager blooming with hop flavor and aroma. Youíll experience a medium body with subtle malt notes to round out this uniquely hopped brew. Cheers!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Pours true gold. Amber. Has a fat off white head that lasts and left lace. Clear but does not have too many lager bubbles floating upwards. Nose is really nice! Bright with floral and a touch of sweet grain. A hint of nutty flavor and light sweet grass. Taste is really good. Cracker malt that becomes a bit breaddier as it warms, lightly sweet. The dry hops add a bit of weight to the mouthfeel from the oils they left behind. The carbonation on mine was a bit flat and I did not hear a big "pfffft" when I opened the bottle. It could have had more carbonation to crisp it up a bit. Very clean and the hops did not impart any fruitiness or bitter. A touch of drying in the finish. I like it. Well done Saranac.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Shanebrews (173) - Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2014
For supposedly being 30 IBU and dry-hopped during aging there is not much hop presence in the nose, but what is there is pleasant. The appearance is unremarkable, a gold color with modest head. The taste is also unremarkable, a smooth malt with a bit of hop and a short finish. All of this makes for a bland sipping experience.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
snoworsummer (2085) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 26, 2014
From a bottle. Pours clear amber with a fizzy white head. Tastes like malt, wheat, some yeast, and a cider feel. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like cool malt and grains.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sonnycheeba (3501) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle from sampler pack. Pours clear gold with creamy white head. Aroma is cereal and pale malts, lager yeast, light toast, and faint citrus. Flavor is dry malts, light toast, faint caramel, and faint bitterness; dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.


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