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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Brewed with a special blend of domestic and Belgian malts for a delicate nut-like character, you'll love this lager's rich taste and signature hop aroma. The exceptional full-bodied taste reflects our brewery's extraordinary commitment to brewing beers of the highest standard of quality. We hope you'll enjoy it. Happy Holidays!


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2003
Slightly nutty, some malt, pretty light aroma. Was a clear dark amber, moderate tan head. Similar flavor profile, grainy malt aftertaste. Thinner body. Typical Saranac, nothing offensive, but lacking on most fronts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2003
Hops dominate aroma followed by some malt. Nice hop flavor with some toasted crystal malt flavor. I like this beer the most so far of the 12 beers of Christmas pack that I bought. This should be an every day offering from Matt's not just a seasonal.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (2441) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2003
A smooth easy drinking ale with a malty, chocolate and nutty flavor with a hoppy aftertaste. Enjoyable, I'll buy it again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 19, 2003
This beer pours a light brown/red color with a small head that sticks around. The aroma is just as the name states - roasted nuts and malts with some sweetness. The flavor is very smooth with the taste coming from the roasted nuts and malts and it has a bit of hops to the taste as well. Very good nut brown ale.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
djrevnoir (26) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2003
Typical lagerish aroma; beautiful robust brown colour. Very pleasant flavour, rather metallic and bitter finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 16, 2003
Clear redish brown apperance. Toasty malty aroma. Flavor has a slight nutiness, alot of toasted malts. A metallic taste in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2003
Nice clear orange brown body with a large egg shell head that fades slowly with a great lace. Aroma is a mild citrus, floral hop with hints of malt. Initial flavor was slightly sweet Almost candy, orange, and chocolate. This fades into a nice nutty finish. There is a bit of hop flavor through out, but no bitterness. Palate is smooth and some what dry. Very good, very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DYCSoccer17 (3289) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 6, 2003
2003 bottle. Pours a transparent mahogany with a 2cm light brown head. Aroma is nutty with a hint of chocolate. Start is roasty coffee flavor blending into a nice malty coffee aftertaste. Palate is good. Aftertaste makes you keep wanting to come back. Great job Saranac!

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChazyRPh (582) - Chazy, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2003
Garnet color with minimal off white head that dissipates fast. Not much to smell, faint roasted malts. Higher level of carbonation than I am used to for a brown ale, definately taste the malts and a little bite from hops. Traditional tastes from a brown, roasted nuts, some chocolate and caramel. Watery mouth feel, nice nutty finish. A decent beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shagnasty (130) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2003
Smooth taste with a hint of nut, and roasted malt. Pretty good, but thats about it. Slight hops in the aftertaste. Not much special about this beer.


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