Daytonbeer (641) - Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
HighlanderOne (1002) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
nuplastikk (4350) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
shigadeyo (3006) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
rondphoto (1947) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
vicg12 (17) - - SEP 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
mansquito (3357) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
crazyvin (1934) - New York, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
unclemattie (4169) - Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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)
LilBeerDoctor (3442) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.