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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4943) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2009
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a nut brown-amber color with a large tan head. The aroma was tangy, sour lager with a touch of nut, vague fruits and mint. The flavor was tangy, malty and nutty with a faint note of caramel and a light fruity hop presence. The finish was moderate length sour and tangy malts. Medium body. Ok.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrBeerFanatic (867) - Friona, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2009
Pours a medium to dark amber with a slightly foamy off white head. Aromas of caramel, wood, light whiskey, light nuts, and some roasted malt. Flavor is of caramel, light roasted malt, toffee, honey, and some light vanilla. Aroma isn’t quite as the same as the flavor. Slightly sweet with some tasty drinkable flavors. A decent but average winter lager.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerman6686 (4370) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2009
This one poured a dark amber color with a white head. Aroma was bready malts, a bit sweet and nothing else. Flavor was very bland, munich malts and not much else, very thin.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
swoopjones (5927) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2009
blind tasting. lightly spiced, malty, medium mouthfeel, caramel maltiness. Ok

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2009
POurs amber. Nose is nutty, toasted malt and sweet caramel. Flavor is bready, nutty, floral hops, sugar sweet, cinnamon.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
puboflyons (2152) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 11, 2009
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle marked 2649-0834. A dark amber pour with lively carbonation and a thin white head. The aroma has muted malts and hops along with a little touch of frutiness in the scent. The mouthfeel is pretty average. The taste gives off a more caramel malt flavor but it is rather bland. A slightly better hoppy ending. This is fairly easy to drink but has little in the way of character.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
williamherbert (1296) - Syracuse, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Crisp lagery aroma, with some sweet/sour cherries added. Slightly sharp with that Euro/Bavarian malt. The appearance is clear red-orange. Decent head retention; leaves a remnant on the tongue. The flavor is a nice German lager malt base, with the cherries acting as an accent to replace the hops. The palate is creamy and not bad. More of an ale feel. An average, drinkable lager. Not great, just okay.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4223) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2009
The aroma isn’t much its got a touch of caramel malt and grassy hops to go along with yeast, dust, and metal. The appearance is amber with with a nice foamy head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall a drinkable but not very likable beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tgncc (2823) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2009
Pours a clear red/brown, off-white head. The aroma is caramel, bread dough. The flavor is caramel, light hops. The finish is piney hop bittering. Medium, creamy mouthfeel. Lots of carboation sting in this beer. Decent, not great. Drinkable.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
zach8270 (3489) - Henrietta, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2009
(bottle - 12 oz) Clear brown color with a tan head. Aroma is malty and nutty with some resiny notes. Flavor is tangy and spicy at the beginning with a very dry middle and a lingering, bitter finish.


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