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RATINGS: 89   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 chŤvre or Havarti cheeses.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Daytonbeer (641) - 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. Itís ok. Maybe even good for a pile, but itís not my style.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighlanderOne (1002) - 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 (4350) - 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 (3006) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2013
9/14/2013: Saranac Wild Hop Pilsner... Sadly, this beer isnít 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 Iíve already described. I didnít like it and ended up pouring it just to have something WAY better - MY OWN HOMEBREW! 12 fl. oz. bottle from Jungle Jimís 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 (1947) - 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 Iíll need more than one 12 ouncer to decide.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vicg12 (17) - - SEP 14, 2013
Quite good. Pour was with little head, and it is definitely more orange than a true, blonde pilsner; leaves a really nice lace though. The belma hops, which I have had in a few beers, works surprising well with style. This is for sure my favorite belma hops beer. I hope they continue to make this beer, it is pretty different and also pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (3357) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Party leftovers: Pours golden with a small white head. Aroma is grass, pine, bread. Taste is nice and crisp. Some light sustained hop bitterness. Nice bready backbone. Quite good for Saranac.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crazyvin (1934) - New York, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Poured a clear golden color with a white head that had nice retention but no lace. Aroma had a nice straw malt presence with a slight toasted malt note. Hops seemed to have a nice floral quality to it. Flavor had a nice toasted malt note to it. A nice floral hop flavor and a slight fruitiness to it. Finish was smooth and slightly crisp.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
unclemattie (4169) - Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2013
12oz bottle, Summer variety, 2013. Pours golden yellow, tall white foam. Aroma of hay, straw, wet paper. Hops have a unique/distinct scent. Flavor of pale malt, Pils malt. Finishes like a fruity Stella Artois. (3792)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3442) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear orange with a thick white head. Aroma of grassy hops, pale bready malts. Flavor of light fruits, pale malts, floral hops. Decent light drinking beer, lightly hopped. 7/4/7/4/14 (3.6/5)


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