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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Saranac Lemon Ginger is a limited edition small batch brew from our "High Peaks" series, a line of beers that are bigger, more complex and flavorful. Brewed as a traditional Belgian-style Saison, we use lemon peel and ginger to create a unique twist, pushing the Saison stle to a new level. We start with wheat malt and German Saphir, U.S. Vanguard & Czech Saaz hops. We then ferment with traditional Belgian yeast which produces a fruity and estery aroma, perfectly complementing the lemon peel and ginger. Look for lemon citrus, ginger spice and a hop nose that tops off the experience without causing a bitter taste. Imagine a delicious traditional Saison, yet even more refreshing.


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (1609) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2012
sample at Buffalo Beer Fest. Pours golden hue with white head. nose of pepper and spice. Taste is good with citrus, pepper, and ginger. Full body but plenty of carbonation to force it down. A good saison from Matt.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thegreenrooster (3165) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Pour is a hazy orange with a average white head. Aroma is estery and fruity bubblegum with some ginger. Did not get any lemon. Flavor starts out fruity with some yeasty esters and a minor ginger. No lemon again just a slight tart bitterness on the back end. It’s ok, the ginger is not overpowering like some other ginger beers I’ve had. Not really saison like, more like just a beer with some ginger in it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lesifflebiere (1201) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2013
Boisson orangée pâle, tirant sur le doré ; couche de mousse blanche et particules plus ou moins en suspension. En nez, citrons et gingembre tel qu’annoncé, mais aussi du fruité et d’autres épices. Celles-ci sont bien présentes lorsqu’on y goûte, mais ce sont les sucres et les fruits qui se taillent la part du lion : orange, citron, sucre d’orge, fruits confits. On détecte avec difficulté la levure saison en fin de bouche, mais elle est bien là. Plus complexe et savoureuse que prévue, elle demeure un peu lourde et trop sucrée.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1199) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 31, 2013
draft medium orange color with white head. big lemon on the nose with spice. the flavor is definitely lemon and ginger combination with matls. bready malt and yeast. really different not in a bad way. medium bitter on the end.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Saranac Lemon Ginger Saison is a very lively, hazy, amber ale with a soft, elastic, off white head that is kept in place with the constant bubbling. Lemon and ginger are apparent in the aroma, along with notes of lemongrass, apple and black pepper. It’s bright. It’s pretty full bodied and reasonably smooth... until the finish. The finish is a little harsh and acidic. Yes, it tastes like a Saison with lemon and ginger. The phenols are enough to be obvious, but not overpowering. The ginger flavor is full but it doesn’t have that dirty taste. It almost seems like candied ginger, but without the sweetness. The aftertaste is a bit bitter and a bit sour. The longer it lingers, the more it tastes like apple. This beer is a little kooky, but there are no faults. It doesn’t seem to be a challenge to drink 22 ounces of this.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (10702) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2013
cloudy yellow , small white head. aroma is mild hoppy, slightly herbal flavor is herbal, stingy, peppery, flowey, belgian yeasty,

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14435) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2013
27th August 2012
Hazy gold beer, little off white head. Light palate, dry and crisp. Dry creamy malt. Banana and lesser bubblegum ester. Mild ginger freshens things up. The lemon is tangy and a little sour and well integrated. Dry finish. All right but a bit dry.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
thornecb (4307) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 6, 2013
Pours deep gold into a tulip. Bright white head with good retention recedes to coat surface. Lemon, yeast and ginger aromas. Sharp with sweet banana and yeast upfront turning to mild lemon ginger drop in the lasting sour earth finish. Becomes a bit cloying after half a glass... not looking forward to the rest of the bottle.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ron (2452) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle I’ve had sitting around my beer cellar for awhile. Pours a clear gold with a medium sized white head. Lemon and faint ginger on the nose with spices. Musky and sweet. Sweet citrus, touch of grain. Musk and light ginger tones. Musky bitter wheat on the finish. It took the alcohol to take effect for me to start liking this one.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with a small white head. Slightly sweet aroma of wet hay, light fruit, and spices with only a hint of ginger. Sweet yeasty flavor with a touch of grass and lots of spices. Only light lemon and light ginger flavors which is disappointing. The alcohol also shows through. Harsh finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 13, 2013
Botella. Hazy amber colour, small white head. Aroma: Cfruity with citrus and spice (ginger). Good mouthfeel. Flavour is fruity with citrus and spice / ginger.


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