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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   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 chèvre or Havarti cheeses.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OldGrowth (2663) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Pint at Ruckus Pizza Cary. Ok aroma, sweet. Fruity. Has some moments when I get red berry. Otherwise kind of dull. Clean golden orange color ok head and lace. Sweet flavor. Light body, thin smooth mouthfeel, sweet finish. Its ok. The fruit streak is nice.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DocLock (7860) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle. Poured golden with off-white head. Nose was pale malt, hopcitrus, mild pine. Tasted pal malty, with finishing hopcitrus and a medium to light palate heft and complexity.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ADesenberg (592) - Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Bottle: golden with a nice white head. Pine... Grassy and bready aroma. Taste is slight bitter citrus and pine. Refreshing, and enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3405) - Laurel, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Growler filled at Shoreline Beverage and consumed later on the same day. Pours a mostly clear gold with a thin-moderate white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left partial lace. Very mild aroma of malt with a touch of sweetness along with a few wisps of floral hops. The flavor is malt with a touch of sweetness with some bread in the aftertaste. Mild hops bitterness at the finish. One of the better offerings I’ve had from Saranac.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KajII (782) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 25, 2013
12oz bottle. The pour was a clear golden yellow with an average (1-2 finger) white soapy head that receded at a steady pace, down to a medium film and collar with fair spotty lacing.

The aroma was of a mild biscuit malt, grassy and floral hops and a light sweaty yeast with notes of citrus (lemon peel), topical fruit, dust and an slight odor of an adjunct.

The taste was lightly bitter and a tad malty with a touch of citrus early on, progressing quickly with a decent hop presence, a hint of fruit and a harsh citrus peel bitter finish. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow, with the bitter fruity taste fading slowly off the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was light in body and dry in texture with a carbonation that just passed medium in intensity.

Overall I found this to be a pretty basic for a Pilsener, although it did posses just a hint of tropical fruitiness and slightly more of a hop presence than most beers of this style... www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Daytonbeer (644) - Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Pours hazy gold with white head and some lacing. Aroma of crisp hops and mild malts. The initial taste is good, but follows by something more tangy and bitter. It’s ok. Maybe even good for a pile, but it’s not my style.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighlanderOne (1004) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Poured from bottle. Aroma of lager hops and malt. Cloudy gold with white head - a bit of lacing. I taste dry malt and floral hops typical of pilsener but much more hops. The wild hops give a nice character to this beer. And the higher hopped pils works well IMHO. Nicely done.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nuplastikk (4396) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2013
12oz bottle. Filtered tan orange body. Foamy, creamy white head. Belma hops eh..hmm, sort of like Cluster with just a hint more tropical tones. Still has that husky, earthy tone. Not really that impressive of an offering, has some mild buttery cardboard action. Approaching tolerable, but sort of a failure.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
shigadeyo (3010) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2013
9/14/2013: Saranac Wild Hop Pilsner... Sadly, this beer isn’t much better than the Saranac Session Ale, although its golden color is a bit more hazy. This beer TRIES to pass itself off as a true Pils with its dry, biscuity malt, but the rotten grass/floral hoppiness seem off and the beer is less exciting that I’ve already described. I didn’t like it and ended up pouring it just to have something WAY better - MY OWN HOMEBREW! 12 fl. oz. bottle from Jungle Jim’s in Fairfield, Ohio. Rating #36 for this beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (2006) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Clear golden amber with a quick-to-reduce head, lace that resembles Arabic script. Taste is highly unusual, perhaps due to the Belma hops. There is clear malt with a hint of wildflowers and herbs, joined midway through the palate with a new (to me) breed of hop bittering. Quite interesting, maybe tasty, but I’ll need more than one 12 ouncer to decide.


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