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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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
zach8270 (3439) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MarkBarnes (375) - Waterville, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Dec. 27, 2009; 12 oz. bottle (winter sampler pack). Full-bodied winter lager; a slightly-heavier & spiced version of Saranac’s Octoberfest. Meh.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
thechandler (577) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Pours a medium amber color with a slight red tint. Aroma is rich, nice deep malt notes. Taste is metallic. The flavor corresponds to the brews copper color. There’s a bit of malt sweetness, but I’m sorry, I cannot get past the metallic flavor. Not awful, but not great unless you like chewing on wire or foil.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
weihenweizen (1699) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Refrigerated bottle poured into shaker. Pours clear amber with half finger that dissapates quickly. Some lacing, medium body, medium carbonation, and caramel malt aroma. Taste is toasted malt and grassy hop finish. Not a fan.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beergeek23322 (2235) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2013
11/1/2009. Bottle from a sampler pack. Golden color with a white head. Sweet malty aromas with grain and light hops. Watery and lacking flavors.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerman6686 (4302) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2009
12oz bottle. Minimal off-white head atop clear garnet body. Aroma is medium sweet, berry, light caramel. Taste is medium sweet, berry, some caramel, light lager yeast. Light-medium body, light acidity.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
obguthr (3782) - Staunton, 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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
LilBeerDoctor (3442) - 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]

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ben4321 (3864) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Location: Draft at Living Social Beerfest, 12/6/2013

Aroma:The aroma is mid-sweet with some fruity notes and some somewhat off malty notes
Appearance: It pours an amberish color with a small off-white head on it
Flavor: The taste leans way to the off side, this one just didn’t quite work for me
Palate: The body of this one is light-medium, with an okay mouthfeel
Overall Impression: For me, this was not a very good beer at all. It isn’t really that I was expecting much, but somehow this one still didn’t meet my expectations. Really, just not good at all.


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