Aggie80 (790) - Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2002
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Okay, but pretty mild, not much flavor at all. nice creamy head and good lace.
LordNeuf (136) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 23, 2002
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good pale ale. Very nice body with a mild hoppy flavor. Clean finish. Good head and color.
PorterPounder (6143) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2003 Mildy impressed for an inexpensive American Pale Ale. Aroma a bit skunky but does not have that bitter aftertaste that many pales have. Nice thick creamy head and good dark amber color.
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
not a half bad american pale ale, adequate hops and malt flavor
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer poured an amber color and formed a nice white head that left a little lace. An aroma of hops and malt. A flavor of hops, malt and slight bit of chocolate. Not a bad pale ale, but I will probably stick with buying Columbus Brewing’s.
ClarkVV (4164) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
this has a nice body and some clean hop taste. is good for the price. Not too complex though, i dont think sarnac has mastered the EPA yet. . .
MartinT (8492) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Yawning fruit and belching coriander…I don’t feel that good…
argo0 (12038) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful pour leaves you with a generous white head atop a copper body. Saranac does itself credit with the beer itself as well -- pleasant British hop aroma translates well into the flavor, with a solid malt underpinning in support. Clean finish. All told, a solid British-style pale ale.
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JUL 4, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice copper appearance and more hoppy than I really expected. I would love to try the IPA.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
best of the sampler (and only ale). color is right in between American and English pale ale colors - dark golden. this actually has a nice body -medium. very little head. malt and hop are fairly well balanced; they fight it out on your tongue at the end and the hops wins out by the judges vote. not bad.