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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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This rich, smooth ale has a soft, malt character with a medium body. Look for hints of toasted malt flavor, slight hop bitterness and an amber brown color.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (4812) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2003
'Season's Best 2003' on the label. Amber colour with strong ruby highilghits and a dense tan head. The beer actually looks nice! Aroma of spices, nuts, malt and during the pour, a hoppiness which supercedes the Pale Ale! After settling, malt is the primary characteristic of the aroma. Light to Medium-bodied; Subtle maltiness and noticeable hops mellow down to just about nothing. Typical of Saranac beers, this one is a bit watery, but to be perfectly honest, while fresh this one has more hop kick than nuttiness. Aftertaste shows plain hops, no mal t nor nuttiness. Overall, this is more of a 'light' APA than a nut-brown, but I guess if it were to age it would be a brown. Regardless, i'm not trying this again, and I will continue my dislike for Saranac beers. I bought this twelve ounce bottle at Beers of the World in Rochester, New York.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garrison (784) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2003
This is a good brown ale, but the "nuttiness" was somewhat lacking.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwellplum (54) - USA - AUG 17, 2003
A fair seasonal from Saranac, average as far as a nut brown goes, a bit weak on the nut but good on the brown.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzuriel (1340) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2003
Decent brown ale with a nice head. Good nutty aroma with malt tones. Good ful malty flavor that is a tad sweet and good and nutty. Nice beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2002

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kilgore41599 (98) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2002
Is a decent Nut Brown, but there are several other ways to go that are better.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kenk99 (168) - Leonia, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2000

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeerscout99 (4) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2000 does not count
Very good for a brown ale, very plain for a nut brown.


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