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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Our Saranac Winter Lager is a rich, malty, old school German Lager, made with traditional German malts and hops and fermented with a lager yeast. Look for a rich but smooth malty taste, balanced by an impressive Hallertau hopping-A nice reward for enduring our winter months.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Copper color with an off white head...Mild malt aroma...Slightly bready flavor with a medium body and carbonation...Good balance...

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2010
12oz - Aroma of toasted malts and leather. Flavor of caramel, toffee and toasted malts. Palate is sticky. Not a bad dark lager.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
LilBeerDoctor (3370) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear mahogany with a thick light tan head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt and residual sugars. Flavor is sweet malt and cardboard with a weak palate and some sweet grains. Not very tasty at all. This is just bad... 5/3/3/2/7 [2.0/5]

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2010
Bottle. Wow. After the maple porter I thought I must have gotten the worst of the winter pack out of the way. Now I’m just terrified to try the rest. Corn. Creamed corn. Corn syrup. Goddamn government subsidies.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redlem (1296) - Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2010
Bock like aroma and taste. Sweet and with yeast, but not overly artificial. A distinctive taste and aroma. One of the better brews from them.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastiefan2k (2274) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2010
Its not impressive but for some reason I like it. Its far from a good Vienna, its dark enough but not much else. The beer has a bit of a skunkiness to it, the malts are very clean but no perception of caramel or light sweetness that I want from my Viennas. There is a bit of the house lager mineral character. Its not the worst beer Saranac ever made.
12oz bottle out of the winter mix pack, small lambic tumbler glass.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Butters (3684) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2010
Pours a clear burnt amber with very quick fading tan head. Nose is grainy, vaguely vegetal, and a bit bandaid, but not offensive, and with a hint of spice. Flavor is toasty, verging on burnt. Some caramel, but mostly a 7 grain piece of toast. Moderate carbonation and fairly full bodied mouthfeel. Not the best I’ve had from these guys, but not too bad for a vienna. I’d still take a negra modelo over this any day.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
obguthr (3435) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2010
From the Winter variety 12 pack: Walnut and sweet roasted malt nose, remiscent of maple syrup, but only a little bit. Clear brown, no head. Soapy mouthfeel. Sweet malt flavor, but not cloying. A little tinny. Uninspired for the most part.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jb (2053) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Honey, caramel, a touch of brown sugar in the nose, amber color, very clear, with a faint bubbly head. Sugary sweet palate, some bit o honey, a bit of hops to balance. Very light body, not great but drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBunn (2384) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2010
Bottle. Pours a lovely deep amber/copper color with a thin but dense head. Aromas are a mix of grain dust, a bit of apple juice concentrate and caramel. Flavor is pretty grain dominant with a bit of an apple like fruitiness that comes and goes. This is fairly sweet with a fruity finish.


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