alexandersh (193) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; color was a dark gold. Aroma of wheat and honey. Crisp and solid flavor. Some pilsner like elements with the grassy hops.
KajII (755) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz Bottle. The pour was a clear amber yellow with an average (1-2 finger) white fluffy head that reduced down to a thin film with a medium collar and had fair spotty lacing.
The aroma was of grain malts, grassy hops and an earthy yeast with notes of citrus (lemon and orange), honey and a light adjunct (corn) presence.
The taste was a light malty sweet with a touch of honey early on, progressing with a grainy bitterness and a hint of citrus towards the finish. The flavor lasted an average time following the swallow, with a lightly bitter citrus taste disappearing rapidly off the palate.
Mouthfeel was light in body with a dry, watery texture and a medium carbonation.
Overall this was a clean and crisp Blonde Ale with a smooth and easy drinkability, and although I did not find it to be anything special it still was not to shabby... www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews
ADesenberg (391) - Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: pours a medium yellow with a white head. Aroma is slightly grainy and sweet. Taste is "just beer" boring, but drinkable. Itís not bad, enjoyable for sure... Just nothing that I will ever remember.
nuplastikk (3832) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pale yellow-tan body. Thin, glass lacing head. Pretty sub par in comparison to all the quality Citra Pales ales of 2012-2013, but still a decent offering. The aroma is sort of lacking, but it has a nice rindy bitterness to it that I enjoy, flavorwise. Medium bodied. Kind of neutered of what makes the style. Still quite drinkable, no off flavors.
shigadeyo (2925) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
9/14/2013: Saranac Session Ale... I was HOPING that this beer would be more of an English Mild, but itís definitely not. Instead, itís a fizzy, straw-colored brew that lacks an aroma and tastes dry (like its overly oxidized) with a handful of dead flowery hops thrown in. To make things worse, the beer is too carbonated. I didnít care for this beer at all. Itís actually worse than the mainstream American Pale Lagers. The only thing this beer has going for it is the lower ABV, but too bad it doesnít taste good enough to actually drink! 12 fl. oz. bottle from Jungle Jimís in Fairfield, Ohio. Rating #29 for this beer.
rondphoto (1266) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 8, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light amber with a good white head, wide swaths of lace. Taste is malt that I believe has corn or rice in it, followed by light hops for simple balance. It certainly is a session ale, but without the hops, its just another Bud Light.
mansquito (2878) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Leftovers: Pours golden with white head. Aroma is bready malt, light citrus hops. Taste is slightly hoppy. Not at all sweet. Very simple. Easy-drinking and not total crap like some Saranac beers, just boring like most other Saranac beers.
HighlanderOne (936) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle. Aroma of hops, spices and malt. Golden with white head, a bit of lacing. I taste spice, pepper, hops, roasted malt pretty much in even proportion. Crisp, dry feel. Good stuff - I could see having a few of these in a sitting.
LilBeerDoctor (3231) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden orange with a thick white head. Aroma of bready pale malts, bitter earthy hops, light fruits. Flavor of pale malts, light fruits. Bland but drinkable.
crazyvin (1805) - New York, USA - AUG 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A golden body with a white head that faded to a thin coating and lacked any retention. Aroma had a nice sweet malt base, some nice mild floral and citrus hops. Aroma also seemed to have a corn presence to it. Which took away from the beer slightly. Flavor had some nice balance between slightly bitter hops and sweet malts. Corn flavor was present. Finish was smooth and the beer had an appropriate amount of carbonation.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4294) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled from 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a clear bright amber color with a small foamy white head that faded very quickly and left minimal lacing. The aroma was malty, bready and vaguely citric. The flavor was tart, tangy, yeasty and faintly citric and perfumey. Shore yeasty citric finish. Medium body. Meh.