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RATINGS: 294   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.37   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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A simple, well-made Classic American Lager brewed with only choice ingredients. It is extremely mellow - refreshingly smooth, glass after glass.


Hmelsicky's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hmelsicky (39) - Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2003
Extremely good although lighter than most lagers, definitely enjoy it more in the summer time


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
POLK (2219) - HÝrning, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2011
old amateur rating: Clear light amber color with an small white head. Fruity aroma. Flavor is good malty but are missing body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blom (831) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2010
Yellow with a low head. Aroma of orange, pine and grass. The flavour is initially sweet and biscuit-like and settles in to a dry bitter finish.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
yemenmocha (658) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2009
Transparent golden "macro" color and aroma. Rather faint aroma but definitely citrusy, especially lemon. Medium flavored beer. Very drinkable, but not a lot going on. Still Iím stuck on the citrusy, lemony, sweetness. Finish is rather short. Easy drinking beer. Good "conversion beer" for the macro friends out there.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
deyholla (6616) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 18, 2009
Bottle. Poured golden with a white head. Aroma was malty but otherwise nondescript. Flavor was quite grainy and simple. Left something to be desired.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2009
Bottle. Pours a bronze body with a white head. Grainy some light earth tones and malty body. Thin and simple. I didnít care for it.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
italianjohn (2325) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2009
Pours a golden color little off white head that doesnít last too long creamy taste very simple yet not watered down which is a plus medium body grainy taste with a little sweet taste small amount of hop taste at the end its very drinkable not bad stuff they say its simple thats not a bad thing and they are right on

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours a light amber copper with a nice light tan head. Smells of grain, corn and grass. Tastes very nice. Hints of grains, hay, and a nice bitter crisp aftertaste. One of the better lagers. Nice job.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ROGUE (2096) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 3, 2009
12oz bottle, sample pack. Pours a clear gold. Very small white head that goes away very quickly. Nose is of slight grain. Typical lager characteristics really. Flavor is bitter and the typical lager earthiness. Nothing really unique going on here

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Saranac Traditional Lager is a clear, very sparkling golden beer thatís topped with a thin white that stays put the whole way through and leaves nice sip lines on the glass. It has a creamy, fruity, herbal aroma with notes of grass, flowers and earth. It is slightly sweet smelling. It has a medium-light body thatís soft and foamy with a clean, dry finish. It has a fresh, bright flavor thatís slightly sweet and, again, grassy and flowery. It is mellow and incredibly sessionable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
blipp (6072) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2009
Bottle. Pours gold with a fizzy white head. Sweet malt aroma, grain and straw. The flavor is on the light side. Some grain with very faint hops. Not bad, drinkable.


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