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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.


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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...

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
swoopjones (5676) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2009
blind tasting. lightly spiced, malty, medium mouthfeel, caramel maltiness. Ok

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4843) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
williamherbert (1273) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
puboflyons (2077) - 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
blipp (5967) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Bottle. Amber with an off white head. Toasty malty aroma with some grainy notes. Clean malty flavor, with some light grainy and toasty notes, and a hint of hops. Pretty good.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jb (2158) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Butters (3735) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redlem (1301) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Clear amber red-beige cover. Toasty, aroma is spicy malts, caramels. Taste is cocoa, caramel, toast.


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