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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!


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Not a bad beer, definitely special by Saranac’s standards. Good malty character, some nice breadiness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 14, 2001
2001 edition Nut Brown Lager. Nice toasted nutty malts with a dry bready body and a little sweetness. Good earthy German hop balance. Thin for a winter brew but a good winter session brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 30, 2002
Deep amber color with a medium thick lasting head with good lace. Sweet and slightly fruity hop aroma. Sweet hoppy flavor with a malty nutty background and finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7731) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2012 Rated: 2003 version. Someone correct me...does Saranac have a non-Seasons Best nut brown? This beer is scarce! Very nutty, with great nutty aromas. Finishes smooth, with nuts and malt and subdued hios all the way down. A great nut brown.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2004
Has a nice hoppy nutty aroma to it. Pours brown with white head. It has a very rich nutty taste with a good kick of hops. Very nice seasonal.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2004
Not a bad brew, although if you asked after drink it where it was a lager or an ale, I would reply ale confidently, I guess that shows you what I know. Brown color, translucent with a good sized off-white head. Aroma is nutty and sweet, it kind of reminds me of a pecan pie. Oily mouth feel. Finish starts somewhat sweet, but in the end hops rule the day.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5658) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2005
Bouteille de 12 oz qui provient du "mix pack" de Noël acheté au Beverage Warehouse à Winooski, VT. Arôme: Odeur de caramel et de malt torréfiés. Apparence: Couleur brune claire. Petit col beige mousseux qui perdure. Carbonisation faible. Fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de noix, de caramel et de malt torrifiés. Durée de l’arrière goût moyen. Palette: Corps moyen avec une texture minérale. Faible carbonisation. Arrière goût d’huile de noisette. (Rating #110)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bendz1 (87) - Ankeny, Iowa, USA - JAN 1, 2007
Slight nutty flavor along with some hops. Dark brown in color. Good seasonal beer to try.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2007
This is a rust-colored lager with a dissipating thin white head. The aroma is of caramel malt and... a bit grassy. It is thin and watery-- a light body that’s very clean. The flavor is tight and pretty bitter. The caramel malt is present and it’s a touch sour. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4299) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2009 12oz bottle. Dark amber color, stained glass brown. Nice frothy head that dissipates after a minute or two. Aroma of sweet brown malt and seawater. Medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, lots of nutty and spicy malt thickness up front, which fades into a smooth lagery finish. Spicy hop character. A great session beer.


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