Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper with a whit white head. Smells of some resiny hints, earthy. Tastes citrusssy and earthy with a caramelly finish.
marcus (5615) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear yellowish gold with a thin white head and floral aroma. Yes, this is truly a very pale beer. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor with a fair amount of hop bitterness and a dry finish.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Hoppy aroma with floral, citrus, and some sweet caramel malt. The flavor is well balanced with sweet malts and floral citric hops. Decent.
TaktikMTL (5377) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bouteille de 12 oz provenant d’un mix pack acheté dans une station service Sunoco de Lake Placid (NY). Arôme: Légère odeur de céréales et d’houblons. Apparence: La couleur est blonde avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales avec une pointe d’houblons. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de céréales en arrière goût. (Rating #3230)
thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2010
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(12oz bottle thanks to ericandersnavy) bright yellow with a ring of off-white bubbles. Nose of soap, floral/bread and lightly spicy hops. Taste of bread, VERY subdued hops, umami, earth, butter, with cola-like carbonation. Not good.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 20, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on 5/20/2010. This pale ale pours a light copper amber color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel malts and floral hops, slightly sweet. A light to medium bodied American Pale Ale. The malts are caramel and sweet, hint of tea. The hops are floral and citrusy. Nice carbonation. It is a lighter version of an American Pale Ale, the flavors are just muted they do not taste watered down. A nice summer beer, probably a nice session ale. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4292) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a pale golden color with a huge yellow-white head. The aroma was lightly fruity, floral and piney hops. The flavor was light fruity and floral hops with faint tangy malts. Decent balance. Mild but pleasant.
jgb9348 (4282) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Crisp golden coloured body with the lightest hint of an orange or copper trying to peek out. Light off-white head and a few bubbles rising from the bottom - doesn’t look horrible. Aroma of funky malt, a touch of light hops, skunk, cardboard and corn. Light-bodied; A touch of hops up front with a little pine and grapefruit and a touch of malt, cardboard and some dry herbal tastes. Aftertaste shows some light hops even longer with a prolonged hoppy taste that I can’t believe is coming from a Saranac beer - actual intended taste. Overall, a suprisingly decent beer from a way subpar brewer. The beer isn’t good, let me get that straight, but at least it’s not bad, and even pleasurable when in a hot day! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Liquor Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 24-July-2011 for US$1.35 sampled at home in Washington on 06-August-2011.
ChainGangGuy (4231) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Part of the Saranac Beers of Summer Box - $13.48 at Sherlock’s in Marietta, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a burnished bronze body with noted clarity and an initial flurry of active carbonation that forms an inch-high layer of soda-like suds.
Smell: Fairly mild nose, with gentle, breezy notes of sliced white hoagie rolls, cut lemons, and flower petals. Again, it’s all rather mild.
Taste: Light touch of light pale malts with a small, meager hint of lightly toasted bread. Lightly sweet boost of caramel cookies. Light nuttiness underneath. Lightly citrusy with some soft florals and a very light amount of balancing bitterness. Light, clean finish simply alive with carbonation.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium-high carbonation (again, a bit soda-like).
Drinkability: Fairly innocuous and easy to drink. While I felt I would be mighty quick to dismiss this one, the two bottles ended up being a nice, light beverage (despite its soda-like tendencies) to drink while cooking up a batch of shrimp and grits (with chorizo).
nick76 (4125) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is refreshing with bread, yeast, grassy hops, and malt. The appearance is pale gold with a touch of amber. The flavor is like the aroma with a grassy bitter finish. The palate is thin but right for the season. Overall an unimpressive but enjoyable beer.