FROTHINGSLOSH (5768) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2006 This is not one of Saranac’s better efforts. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a medium brown color with only a trace of a tan head that fades very quickly. The aroma is sour nut. The flavor is also sour nut and light malts with a sour tangy finish. Fairly blah.
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2006
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Another one from Chris’ holiday case that I got for Christmas. Color is clear copper with lots and lots of lace. Aroma is non-existant... maybe some noble hops there? Flavor is fruity and hoppy with a little sweetness and a nice bitter biting finish. Body is light and carbonation is solid. Ok beer, but nothing to go out of your way for.
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear light brown color with a nice amount of foamy white head. Aroma is sweet but watery with not much of anything. Flavor is very light and smooth, a very very small nutty flavor with a lot of sweet malts and a lot of water. Overall, i found this beer watered down and lackluster.
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-pours a light tan/offwhite head. Color is amber/brown. Aroma is malty, roasty then a bit of hops. Taste is malt, then some bitter shows up, but overall-smooth, a good beer and refreshing.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Roasty, malty nut aroma. Pours reddish brown with a tiny head. Shows some hop character. A little rusty flavor on the finish. Shows some character, it’s at least got some flavor and a bit of a carbonated, somewhat medium bodied mouthfeel, and a little nut flavor in the finish, but overall kind of plain.
Bailz316 (228) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color with small tan head. Notes of caramel and toffee. Tastes both sweet and then roasty. Somewhat malty. Light-medium bodied. Too watery for a brown ale. Like most Saranac’s its got some good attributes but leaves you wanting more.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was not that good. It poured a brownish red color with a small white head. Not as much "nuttiness" in the flavor as expected. Rogue makes the better version.
argo0 (12498) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 22, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle) Medium beige head atop a crystal clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, nutty, light toast. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, nutty, some earthy, light floral, chocolate. Light-medium body.
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
very easy drinking brown ale. no real bite to it, but not unpleasing, a bit nutty, would consider a full 6 of this one
Ritterkreuz (179) - Seneca Falls, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2006 Slight skunky aroma, this beer has a thick head at first and is a fairly dark amber for an American beer. A bitter finish to every swallow, this beer is best when its not quite room temp.