blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 14, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle poured an amber in color with light carbination and smells of malts and toasty nuts. taste is fairly smooth but has a metallic twang that so many of these do. have to imagine this is last years batch so will revisit over the holidays in the 12 days of Christmas.
rick10485 (53) - oneonta, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours thick, lightly carbonated, foamy head, accompanied by delightful roasted nut aroma. Very rich and filling. This goes great with aged cheese or spicy meats.
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 8, 2007
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a copper color, with a small fizzy white head. You can taste the nutty flavor, but not that strong. Has hints of fruit. Hoppy aftertaste.
mynameisjonas (206) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
meh tasting nut brown. browny amber color. good nutty taste that goes down pretty smooth
dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2007
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not a fan of brown ales; this one hasn’t done a thing to change my mind. Copper-amber with only a film of white head. Roasted malt and nuttiness apparent in the nose. Flavor slightly cloying at first, honey and candied nuts, evening out with a slightly bitter finish. Watery, fizzy.
hershiser2 (1830) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the winter variety pack. Copper in color, small whiteish head. Some nutty maltiness in the nose, and a similar taste. Plain, but stable. Drinkable, not great. Not gonna seek it out, but not gonna refuse a free one.
skorchsoul (36) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
4/12 of the winter variety pack. Copper color, fairly smooth with a slight hint of honey. Not bad but not good.
JFGrind (1972) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2006
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Christmas Eve celebration had me sampling Saranac beers. Nut Brown Ale was light bodied ale with roasted and chocolate malt flavor. I liked this one, Matt brewed a drinkable Brown Ale.
MacDaddyOJake (274) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad beer. I know Saranac has their fair share of cheap and underacheiving beers, but they have several that I keep coming back to as they cost nothing and deliver pretty well. This one fell into that category. Stronger than anticipated hop aroma and a little toastiness to it. Taste was the same but the hoppiness fades quickly leaving a slightly watery toasted nut flavor. Not bad at all though for $5.29 a six-pack.
surf1284 (91) - USA - DEC 4, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nothing special about this beer. Another avergae saranac beer. Has a slightly strong hop start to a weak watery finish.