crazyvin (1800) - 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.
ADesenberg (382) - Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: golden with a nice white head. Pine... Grassy and bready aroma. Taste is slight bitter citrus and pine. Refreshing, and enjoyable.
beerbill (3179) - Laurel, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
KajII (755) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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
Daytonbeer (513) - 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. It’s ok. Maybe even good for a pile, but it’s not my style.
HighlanderOne (934) - 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 (3825) - 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 (2919) - 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 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.
rondphoto (1254) - 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 I’ll need more than one 12 ouncer to decide.
vicg12 (13) - - 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 (2878) - 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.