JMerritt (1724) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2007
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Clear golden with small, bright white head that is mostly diminishing except a thin ring. Corny aroma, some wheaty grains and malted milk balls. Mildly sweet flavor, overly carbonated nature is distracting. Sweet, metallic finish. A pretty unoffensive, uninteresting lager.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2007
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle. This beer is Orville Redenbacher’s wet dream- corn to the core. Smells like corn syrup, tastes like watered-down corn, and finishes like corn. I would love to pop this into the microwave and heat it up to see what happens. Pass the butter, please.
blinesam (235) - USA - MAR 21, 2007
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
As far as the traditional lager category, once again saranac is somewhere in between great and horrible. Not as good as a sam adams lager but way better than a yuegnling’s lager. Not as light as most lagers out there, but not the best.
Nihon (247) - Vernon, Connecticut, USA - MAR 19, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thin bodied, not very flavorful. Balanced hops and malts, just much too watered down tasting. Thanks but no thanks.
Sammy (7715) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Served fresh bottle at a beerfest, fresh aroma. Yellow with dots of lace. Light mouthfeel, with somehwat apple juice taste around the malty backbone. OK for a lager. Even a bit of hops and for a cheap beer that transitions, it’s fine.
Dorwart (2312) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2007
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thin wispy head of fine bubbles. Nasty pungent aroma of stewed tomatoes. Wow, totally tomatoe. Maybe a little cereal grains. Color is a dirty gold. I should also point out that I have no idea how old this brew is. I got it out of someone elses fridge and i have had it for a while and I have no idea how long they had it for. Flavor is thin and light with a little malt backbone. Only a feint hint of stewed tomatoes. Little bit of bitterness that lingers. This actually is not all that bad. If you can get past the aroma. Little sweet for a lager. Not one of the Saranac brews that I would want to try again.
mynameisjonas (206) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2007
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
one of the bottom end from saranac. golden collor. kind of sweet taste with hops
godfather987 (1) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2007 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I enjoyed drinking this lager. Good flavor but maybe a bit too sweet. Very tasty after taste!
faroeviking (10299) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 18, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden with a nice head. Aroma is a bit sweet and malty. Fresh and hoppy flavour with a nice maltiness, bit fruity. Slight bitter in the finish. Tasty brew indeed! Brewed since the very founding of F.X. Matt in 1888.
2beerguys (299) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is the weaker of the two lagers put out by this brewery. It pours a yellow color with a small, fizzy head. Clear, thin body, fully diminishing head with no lacing. Aroma is weak, with a faint hint of light orange and some yeast. Initial taste is moderately bitter, fading to a bland bitter finish with a short duration. It is thin and light on the mouth with a watery feel. Dry on palate. This is a beer better intended to be had with food, not to be enjoyed by itself.
Reviewed on September 9th, 2006.