stephen (308) - California, USA - DEC 11, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Scottish 60/- style. Slightly sweet. Not much by way of hops or aroma. Thin and boring. Still a drinkable session or "convert to good beer" beer.
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 8, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I liked it but expected more from it. Saranac needs to quite worrying about mainsteam beer drinkers and make something that stands out in every kind of there beers.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sort of a light amber with a small head and a sweet malty nose. Light but malty flavor. As with most Saranac beers, too weak to be a contender.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2002
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark golden color, subtle dry malty taste. Thin.
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle- I was expecting more from this beer based on the description on the bottle. It’s actually quite bland and boring.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2002
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sweet, doughy malt with some hop finish. Nice and smooth, but could be thicker
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 4, 2002
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Big fuggle nose. Pasteurization is big on the palate. A bit sweet and bland.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 22, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Surprisingly light and refreshing. Not typical of a scottish ale. The malt is sweet and very mild, with very subtle hops in the background. I like this stuff a lot, even though I was expecting something much heavier. One of Saranac’s better brews.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 13, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
reddish golden. White head slightly diminishing, with some lacing. Bready malty aroma. A little earthiness. Malty sweetness first, enjoyable. Earthy textures, light to medium bodied, with some hoppiness in the finish. Nice earthy notes, i feel this is fairly well rounded, i just wish it had some more flavor, and some more body.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not like any other scottish ales yet not like an english pale ale. Perhaps it is more of a mild ale. I love using marris otter pale malt in almost all my homebrews, so this was a welcome and familiar taste and mouthfeel. Very low hop character throughout, remains smooth, and has a clean finish.