Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle Pours a nice clear amber with an off white head. Good lacing on the glass. Has a toasted honey, hoppy aroma.Lively medium body bitter taste with a good aftertaste.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - DEC 16, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
There is some nut like aroma and the color is amber with a decent lasting white head. At the begginning there is some malt but quickly the hop bitterness begans to ascert itself. Medium finish on the palate.
heemer77 (5174) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 16, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the winter beer sampler pack. The body is a dark amber with a very thin slightly khaki colored head.The aroma i molasses with some caramel and musty old leaves. Reminded me of a Marzen. The taste is toasted toffee with some almonds. There is also a light note of milk chocolate in the finish. A nice brown ale.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2005
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very faint nutty aroma. Flavor is nutty with some finishing bitterness. Another average beer from saranac.
Sregnar35 (1023) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This one’s a bit rough. Initially it tastes like soap, then a bit like the bitter skin on a peanut. It finishes with a bit of a musty, old hop flavor.
radagast83 (5684) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Winter 12 pack. Good beverage, even if it is average. brownish color, no lasting head, fruity flavor and deffinately a nutty flavor to boot.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Winter 12. Pours a clear dingy brown/copper with a slight amber tint. Almost non-existent off-white head. Nice honey,vanilla, and cherry aroma. Caramel, malty flavor. Some fruity notes. Slight alcohol bite. Easy drinking beer, just a weak example of a brown ale.
DonkeyKonga (3) - USA - NOV 28, 2005 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I generally enjoy brown ales, but this one was pretty average. Had it in the winter sampler pack and agree with the previous posts that Saranac is an average brewery.
Jine (900) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Winter sampler pack. 11/24 drinkin’
In the previous rating, muzzlehatch got it perfectly, calling the Saranac brand the maker of the largetst number of "ok" beers in the world. A decent Brown. A little watery (But what Saranac isn’t?).
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 25, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from the winter 12-pack. Pours a very clear dark amber-copper, with lasting smallish white fine-bubbled cap and a bit of lacing...light nuttines in the aroma, but primarily there’s fruitiness: cherries and blueberries; not bad, just a little weird...decent malty body, bit of oily nuttiness, fairly fresh and not at all rancid as I unfortunately expected...bit of grassy bitterness towards the finish, smooth and reasonably full. Hey, it’s nothing spectacular but it’s another decent offering from this brewer, the maker of the largest number of "ok" beers in the world...