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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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This unique pilsener features Belma hops, found growing wild on a hop farm in Washington State, for a clean, tropical taste. Pair it with marinated pork tenderloin, chicken wings, prosciutto, bacon and chŤvre or Havarti cheeses.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mike5326 (923) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Clear yellow color, medium white head. Slight hops aroma. Light body with a fairly watery flavor with a very mild finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (667) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Aroma of yeast and a hint of hops, great looking beer golden color, lasting creamy head taste of hops and bread with a bitter hops finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Eberndt (176) - - JUN 13, 2014
12oz can from Saranac sampler 12pk. Not a bad beer. Clean and refreshing with a slight hoppy finish to it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Butters (3764) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Clear golden pour with good white head. Slight noble hop aroma and more so in the flavor but very smooth and butter. Hints of honey and lilac. Floral with a decided woody hop tannin lingering bite. Iíd take the victory Prima Pils over this, but still, quite drinkable in its own right..

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 9, 2014
12oz bottle. Crystla clear apple juice body with small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, bread, light fruity. Taste is medium sweet, bread, orange, light grass. Light body, light acidity.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MacBoost (1276) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle from shelf. Pours a filtered clear light gold. Aromas of some tropical fruit. Taste is semi sweet and lightly bitter. Flavors of citrus fruit along with some skunk. Not terrible, not great, but very above average for saranac.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - JUN 2, 2014
look: 4.25 smell: 4.25 taste: 4 feel: 4 overall: 4 Pours a true gold with pristine clarity. A flourish of bubbles that settles to a steady wafting of pilsner bubbles to the top. Lush and beautiful head of off white foam. This beer is a beauty in the glass. The nose is lovely clean lightly sweet grain. It has a mysterious lightly fruity scent. Itís some kind of berries. Maybe blackberry. For a beer tht has the hops in the name you would think it would be very hop forward but no. This is all authentic pils style scents except for that exciting bit of exotic fruit. Little bit of grass in the background. Drinks like a dream. A nice lightly grainy malt thatís dry and crisp. Perfect carbonation and that fruit! So subtle so tantalizing. This beer is crisp clean and refreshing and finishes with a bit of herbal grass and just a mild little hint of hop bitter. Love it! I could not wait to buy this beer again this year.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (4979) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Tap. Pours a clear gold body under a small fizzy white head that faded to a wispy film. The nose is lightly hoppy with a nice tropical fruit hop quality over a clean bready pils malt base. The hops taste fairly tropical as well with some nice mango and passion fruit notes. The malt base is rather clean and more crisp than Iím used to expecting from the average Saranac beer. Lighter bodied with soft fizzy carbonation and a lingering lightly bitter finish. Definitely more about the hop flavor than the bitterness in this one. Pretty decent Pils, better than expected.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blklab2007 (1965) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle poured a golden in color with a thin coating of white head. Aroma has pilsner malt, mild tropics, flowery, and clean. Mouth feel is medium light and the carbonation high. Flavor has the core of a pilsner, nice light hops, and is very clean. It tries to be crisp but there is still a bit of sweetness under the mild bitter finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
niftyplace (23) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Kind of a misguided approach to a hoppier pilsner. Really cold, itíd drink fine if you want a slightly bitter pilsner. But then, Iím just not a huge fan of these types of beers. It pales in comparison to Saranacís Pale Ale and White IPA, both of which are quite pleasant.


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