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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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
williamherbert (1378) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - DEC 25, 2009
POurs a Dark amber with a tall offwhite head. Aroma is light and toasty with some caramel and spiciness. Flavor is suprisingly robust with a solid caramel malt base and some spiciness on the finish. Light enough for sessioning but solid flavor.

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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redlem (1306) - 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2009
Saranac Winter Lager is a clear, amber beer with a fluffy, off white head that has decent retention. It smells slightly sweet, malty and peppery. Itís medium-light bodied and the finish is a little gritty. It has a peppery twang thatís balanced well with a green, botanical bitterness that lasts through the finish. Thereís nothing really stand-out here.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 6, 2010
Extremely rich malty nose filled with caramel & brown sugar. Taste starts off full of malt then opens up to some dull nut and earthy dryness and a backgrond of burnt toast. Not as impressive as the nose but still comforting and hearty enough for a winterís day. Finish is dusty and subdued. LIghtly carbonated and a peaceful light brown colour.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrBeerFanatic (901) - 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 isnít quite as the same as the flavor. Slightly sweet with some tasty drinkable flavors. A decent but average winter lager.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jflopsu (816) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2013 Pours a light orange. Has a faint sweet citrus aroma. Taste is sweet mix of citrus and some caramel. Bland aftertaste.

3
   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...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Bottle: Poured a dark amber color with a nice head. The aroma was again, sweet malts with a bit of spice. The flavor was malty, cinnamon, ginger, and a hint of clove. Overall, a nice conclusion to the 12 beers of winter...a very easy drinking variety.


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