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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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This light colored wheat ale might have a hazy appearance, but one thing’s crystal clear: it practically sparkles with bright, citrusy flavor. Enjoy!


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (3745) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle from sampler pack. Pours amber with creamy off-white head. Aroma is banana, candy sugar, floral notes, tropical fruit, and light Belgian yeast. Flavor is dry malts forward, light floral notes, light citrus esters, and faint toast; dry finish. Light/medium body and medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
snoworsummer (2439) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 21, 2014
From a bottle. Pours murky dull brown with a foamy frothy white head. Tastes like hops, dry apricot, spice, light pine and citrus. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet sugary oranges, peaches, apricots.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tbopslt (350) - New York, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Cloudy, banana yellow. Aroma of fruits, strawberry. Slightly hoppy for the class but enjoyable. Better than expected.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thornecb (4530) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Pours hazy gold into a shaker. White head with medium retention recedes leaving spot lacing. Sweet tropical fruit and strawberry aromas. Sweet summer fruit and bitter/sour seeds in the lasting finish.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
boxofrane (2254) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle from Wegmans Collegeville. Pours hazy dark yellow with a small white head that holds for a second, tops. The aroma is loaded with orange juice, grapefruit, super sweet and reminds me of an island drink. The taste is dry, weird citrus, artificial type grapefruit.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopmelt (196) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Pours cloudy golden, slight thin white head. Aroma apricot, citrus, wheat, slight clove. Taste lemon zest, apricot, citrus, starts sweet, finishes slightly tart and a bit bitter. Mouthfeel light body, crisp dry high carbonation. Overal nice beer, interesting and refreshing.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Butters (3846) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Murky yellow pour with fair ring of white head. Aroma is a lemon and wheat. Flavor is what I would call ’lemonberry’. Slight tart and tangy bitter bite on the tail. One of the more flavorful brews from Saranac, and it doesn’t seem ’watered down’ like several others i’ve had. But not exactly my cup of tea either.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
BrewIPA (83) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2014
12 oz bottle, this beer surprised me. I was never a big fan of white ales but the Citra hops really make this one interesting. A tropical taste in this beer, quite refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkBarnes (381) - Waterville, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Feb. 2, 2014; 12 oz. bottle. Cloudy yellow pour. Citrus zest. Lively carbonation. Medium body; good balance. Pleasant, bitter finish. Tasty & refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - JAN 28, 2014
This poured a light straw color yellow with a peachy blush on it. It started with a fat white head that fell a bit too fast and left a thin ring and sheets of lace to look at.

Nose is darn good with a nice fruity peach, soft and ripe. Grapefruit and the zest of that fruit. There’s a bit of earthy coriander on the nose that does not overpower the sweet and tart fruits. Malt is a light sweet grain that has a touch of honey on it. Just wonderful and herbal. Aromatic.

Taste is pretty good too. There is a tart grapefruit and a soft ripe peach in the background. The malt is honey kissed and light. A nice little grain sweetness. The lactic sour from the yeast is perfect and the spice does not outdo the fruit. It’s tremendously dry. Strips the palate actually and finishes a touch thin and watery. Mouthfeel is effervescent and dry. It’s tart and while the grapefruit seems to compete with the peach for center stage the grapefruit and the tartness wins. This one is very refreshing.

Saranac continues to surprise with offerings that seem to be getting better. This one fell short only in the fact that the dryness was overdone and detracted from a fuller mouthfeel. I asked myself two questions while rating this beer. If this had come from stillwater as a saison instead of saranac would I have liked it better? And is that thinness really as bad as all that in a witbier? You be the judge.


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