crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2005
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not much goin on here, just a simple beer for when your thirsty. But it serves that purpose much better than the usual BMC.
cfranz (261) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 1, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In a summer variety pack. Out of the two I had I really loved the first one and was not impressed much by the second. Does that happen to me only? I’ll love a beer in a variety pack, let the second beer sit in my fridge for a week, taste it again, and be non-plussed. Nice textured beer, nice pour, hopped light.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
THis one is rated really low even for Saranac standards. I kinda liked this one. Pours a light gold, but perhaps a touch deeper than most kolsch’s. Has a pretty decent pure white head. Aroma is a bit grainy with some DMS, and doesnt really have any of the slight fruitiness of a kolsch. Flavor is also grainy with a bit of sweetnes sas it warms. This is kind of like a bland lager, but finishes pretty good and is refreshing. Good summer beer.
beerbill (3370) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle from a summer pack. Pours a clear, light golden yellow with a white head. Very light aroma. Faintly sweet tasting. Overall a very blah beer.
GonZoBeeR (2915) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma:light malt,light fruit...
Appearance:yellow gold,light head...
Flavor:light malt and good hops flavor.....
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz. bottle from summer pack. Pours a clear golden body with a thin bubbly white head. Weak aroma with some malty, sweet scents. Definately a drinkable brew. Sweet, malty flavors. Tangy crisp mouthfeel. Some decent spicy, hoppy hints. Tasty.
BlueDevil0206 (122) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled. At a wedding that had many Saranac summer samplers. Pours a clear golden yellow with little to no head. Smells slightly sweet and malty with some acetaldehyde and other fruity esters. Flavor is lightly malty and clean with just a tad of an ester profile. Ever so slightly sweet too. Bitterness is minimal though apparent enough for balance. Body is pretty thin and I think it is a bit over carbonated. Decent refreshing beer but far from great.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear golden body, white head, fruity nose with some sweetness. Sweet, mildly bitter finish. Some chemical notes.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 19, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12-ounce bottle from the "12 beers of summer" package. Chill haze to this nearly-clear, dark gold liquid with a faint white head...really insubstantial nose offers just hints of caramel maltiness and some odd stinky weeds...flavor is significantly more assertive with some decent pale malt underpinnings to a mostly dry, faintly grassy/herbal texture that finishes slightly bitter and metallic. Not bad but for the aroma, or lack of it.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
aight but not fanatastic. the aroma is of corn wheat, hay, very barnyard feel. weird. also has some nutty scents to it. the flavor is a little tangy like those little pepper things beside the parmesan cheese at pizza places or something. its very very thin. cool use some more cool flavors besides the pepper and wheat and hay flavors as they arent very exciting... refreshing and a good summer brew but mediocre for the style. one of those you can slam hard if you wanted to.