Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This cloudy, amber brew poured with a small, quickly fading off-white head. When I think of single malt, I think of Scotch. This one had none of the robust, full-flavored characteristics of Scotch. To be positive the malt and hops were well balanced. Both were weak and insufficient to give a satisfactory flavor. Why am I forced to use the adjectives thin and watery to describe so many Saranac beers?
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear amber brew with a ring of white foam.Nose is really,really malty.Not terribly sweet but malty.Taste isnít as as I would have thought as I get some grains and malts.
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Okay, itís an average beer at best. But itís so awesome that itís a single-malt beer made of Scotch grains and all that stuff. A really cool, fun beer. Lighten up people.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a huge fan of this style, but this was pretty good. Cloudy orange body with little/no head. Decent lightly hopped aroma with some scotch, citrus scents. Bitter first sip. Medium mouthfeel. Tangy, malty, smooth. Good beer.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had this in lastyears sampler, it was way back in the fridge, only found it putting this years in.Poured amber with small head. Aroma of yeast and bread.Tasted light, I was lokking for more.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: a hazy bright orange color, with an impressively thick and creamy off-white head.
Aroma: a touch of citric sourness, a touch of yeast, but overall dry.
Big fruit initially, on first contact with the lips and tongue, with a huge deployment of sweet malt. A fat ballast of malt continues to waft onto the palate and caresses the senses with sweet, fruitiness. Itís a big flavor, and one I liked at first, but failed to totally grow on me by the end of the drink.
Light body, little hops, just the sweet and the fruity for as long as you like it.
Thatís not always a bad thing, but nothing Iíd turn to over and over again.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear amber color with medium but quick diminishing head. Caramel and malt are the most predominant aromas. The taste is sweet malt and a light bitter/sour finish. No real carbonation to speak of.
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 12, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber in color with a white head. The aroma is grainy. THe flavor is sharp and dry at first with a pleasant scotch finish.
3fourths (7520) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2004
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark yellow color, clear appearance. Aroma resembles a lager, with a grainy nose. Medium body, sticky, with a light grain and wheat flavor. Finish has a scotch character, which is quite nice, but otherwise this one misses.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light amber with cola carbonation. The aroma is very unique, bready and sweet with a definte Scotish character. Flavor is light and caramel sweet. Not too bad, I was expecting less actually. The hops come into play in the finish giving an earthy bitter finish. Overall, just OK.