RateBeer
overall
34
23
style

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 22, 2005
(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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2006
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7699) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2012 Rated: 2003 version. Iíve seen this in the 12 beers of X-mas in 2000 and again last year (2003). I didnít see it between 2000 and 2003. The great red label says "Seasonís Best". Pours dark brown, with aromas of almonds, hazlenuts, walnuts, and toffee. Tastes smooth, with an abundance of nuts and caramel. Finishes smooth, with more nuts, malt, and subdued sweetness. One of my favorite nut browns. Very complex. I hope they have this for X-mas 2004.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 26, 2006
Pours brown with a tan head. Smells nutty with some roasted malts shining through. Tastes of nuts, sweet chocolate and pepper. Finish is caramelly.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
HogTownHarry (6042) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2006
Bottle (12oz). Shared with blankboy, GregClow and tupalev. This is a nutbrown? More like a wimpy amber. Poured clear copper with an average diminishing creamy off-white head. Very mild PA aroma of hops light roast honey-sweet malt - very muted and simple, okay, but hardly detectable. Taste is surprisingly harsh, very weak and stale, what honey character there was in the nose fails to survive the harshness - and this has a long finish to compound things. Mouthfeel is brackish and fizzy - nossir, I donít like it; donít like it at all.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
blankboy (5948) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow & tupalev at the (one and only) íSaranac Vs. Samuel Adams sampler packs tastingí. Ninth rating of the night and another Saranac. Man, I really thought these Saranac beers would be better than this. Pours a clear dark amber with an average size diminishing white head. Mild and bland aroma of sweet malt, honey and some hops. Flavour is weak, harsh and stale and the combination of roasted malt and hops do not work in this case. Medium bodied. To me, this neither looked, smelled or tasted like a Nut Brown and I did not care for it. Thereís still more Saranacs to come...<shudder>...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2010
Bottle. Pours a brune amber body with a tan head. Malty sweetness some light earth y bitterness with a touch of some dried fruit. Toasted malt a bit sweet and bitter with a medium body and light carbonation. An average brown.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 16, 2005
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.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
kramer (4857) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2006
12 oz bottle. Clear dark copper pour with a small fizzy off-white head. Minimal aroma of grainy malt, slightly sweet. Flavor is minimal as well, some nutty sweetness followed by a bland finish. Very thin and watery body with prickly fizzy carbonation. Very weak all around. Not that Iíve come across a whole lot of "nut brown" ales that are exciting, but this is well below average.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4767) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2006 This is not one of Saranacís 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.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50