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RATINGS: 294   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Crisp, clean taste; look for the trademark hop aroma and finish from "dry-hopping" and wheat malts.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChrisD (8) - Walltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 23, 2003 does not count
Great tasting pilsener does not lack at all in the flavor category. The color is rich an supple. nice head

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LordNeuf (136) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 19, 2002
Clean, crisp, nice body, tasty head... GREAT for food and preztels. very refreshing. nearly perfect.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerman991979 (137) - Old Town, Maine, USA - AUG 26, 2000
This was pretty damn good for a pilsner. It had a good balance of malt and hops, not to much or to little of either. Very clean, crisp taste. Very refreshing. I was impressed. It did have a mildly spicy flavor though.. kind of interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aggie80 (785) - Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2002
Another good one from Saranac! Nice head and clear, crisp color. Nice finish with a satisfying afterbite.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - NOV 10, 2003
Life is good when beer tastes like this. Crisp and refreshing; flavorful. This light-bodied American Pilsener is not particularly distinctive but so unassuming and pleasant that it can be drunk unaccompanied, but would probably really flourish paired with the right food (gourmet hot dogs? jerk chicken? lamb chops?) The Hops do not go unnoticed!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2008
It was poured from a 12oz bottle into pilsener glass. It has a bright golden yellow color with great clarity and a thin white head that hangs on and just covers the body. Some lace is left behind on the glass. The aroma is sweet, almost fruity and floral hops are present. The flavor has a light malt presence with a lovely crisp hop flavor that adds nice floral and citrus notes. Bitterness is mild and not overpowering. The body is light with a good active carbonation and a refreshingly quick clean finish. Notes: Kudos to Saranac for going with brown bottles for there pilsener instead of the more common green bottles. I never understood why a beer style that is so sensitive to light and freshness would be put into green bottles that allow more light to filter through it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
generallee08 (712) - New York, USA - JUN 10, 2014
It has a bright golden yellow color with great clarity and a thin white head that hangs on and just covers the body. Some lace is left behind on the glass. The aroma is sweet, almost fruity and floral hops are present. The flavor has a light malt presence with a lovely crisp hop flavor that adds nice floral and citrus notes. Bitterness is mild and not overpowering. The body is light with a good active carbonation and a refreshingly quick clean finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - JUL 8, 2001
Very nice pilsner, slightly sweet, but still very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2001
Quite impressive pilsener. Very nice refreshing, cooling hop aftertaste. I’d drink this anytime.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frank (2887) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2003 A tasty pils. Typical straw-like appearance. Light body, feisty carbonation with a crisp lemony finish. I am suprised that this is rated lower than the other Saranac brews I have tried. It is definitely one of their best brews.

RerateNothing much to add but now that I have tried a few more Saranacs, I would have to say this is definitely their best beer.


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