ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
The nose was of a sweet whiskey. I love whiskey, but not this smell. Bland amber color appears to have a lot of carbonation. Watery, but you can definitely taste the scottish malt with an odd Bitterness. Not much past that. Leaves a nasty aftertaste.
Panzuriel (1242) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice very malty beer. A nice brow colored liquid with good head. Nice toasty flavor. A thin crisp feel as well. Very happy.
Dorwart (2333) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent head form the pour but does not last too long. Aroma of malt and slightly floral. Color of medium/thin orange amber. Taste is quite pleasant but a little thin. Slight alcohol taste present along with malt and finishes smooth with hops and a lingering alcohol presence. I liked this brew but it is not a real scotch ale which should be much heavier and more robust. A good brew anyway.
freekyp (1460) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
There is nothing Scottish about this ale. That being said, it is not a bad beer either. The malts taste very much like Munich malts and the beer is similar to a hoppier Dortmunder export. Slightly acrid nose, hoppy finish, malt throughout swallow.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2003
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sad to say that this is not great, even tough it is a scottish ale, which I hold dearly. It didn't have a full enough flavor, It was missing the robust taste that is a staple with scotts. Needs to be darker and deep to get my vote.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a bad beer consider it's a Saranac had a good amount of flavor.
jgb9348 (4440) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2003
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Amber in colour, quick dissolving head. Sweet floral aroma with pleasant tones. Thin-as-always and a very light and non-powerful taste. Why do I keep buying Saranac beers? I haven't had a good Saranac beer and look how many i've sampled! Do yourself a favour--save money by not buying Saranac beers! Even when they are less than $2 for a single bottle! It's still not worth it.Amber in colour, quick dissolving head. Sweet floral aroma with pleasant tones. Thin-as-always and a very light and non-powerful taste. Why do I keep buying Saranac beers? I haven't had a good Saranac beer and look how many i've sampled! Do yourself a favour--save money by not buying Saranac beers! Even when they are less than $2 for a single bottle! It's still not worth it.
DEbeer (192) - West Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Run-of-the-mill at best. I will not remember this beer, ever. I love saranac in general, so I should've just passed on this one.
Frank (2309) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Looks good. Off-white head, decent lace, medium amber. Malty aroma with a barely noticable hint of sweat. Slightly watery but still somewhat sticky. Malt prevails throughout with a lingering sweetness.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber body with light tan head. Aroma is sweet and caramel malty. Taste is sweet up front, caramel malty -- just like you’d expect in a Scottish ale. The finish has some earthy bitterness that combines nicely with the sweetness. Medium body.