Brian50Oshenb1 (2) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 16, 2013 does not count
I get sick of the people who write in and criticize any Saranac or Dundee beers. Two NY Brewers that have made good brews for years.
Just about everything they make is Very Good , Easily drinkable product that is reasonably priced. Could they take more chances with what they are making? Of Course, but is what we are drinking from them worthy of the criticizm? I hardly think so. Are all of you that sophisticated?
I HARDLY THINK SO. leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2010
Nutty, breadlike. This is a filling yet refreshing beer. It’s malty and goes down easy. lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2006
Pours a clear, rich, golden hue with a sparse snow white head. Smells of fruity malt with hints of tart apple cider.
Taste is rich, bright, pale malt. Sweetish and lightly fruity. Hints of green apple. Some muted hops in the finish. Strangely, a bit dry up front, with a sweetish but clean finish. Really tasty. This stuff is money. And it’s a great beer for the money. Check out a six-pack (it may take a full six-pack to get this beer), hell, it’s cheap! BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 9, 2007
12oz bottle from a multi-pack. Amber body with a thin off-white head. Smell is feint, but hints at malty sweetness. Tastes malty sweet with hints of grain bitterness toward the finish. Lighter-bodied making this a pretty drinkable beer. Not overly complex or wow-ing, but a solid drinkable beer, and one of their better offerings IMO. trayns (246) - Beverly Hills, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2009
Bottle. Pours a deep golden amber color with a small white head. Smell is not enough to comment on. Taste is a great balance of hops and malts. The beer gets high marks on a smooth drink with great malty character balanced nicely with hops. Good smooth, decently bodied drink - malty ale. . ipso facto. . . bock
vmilaxer29 (412) - Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Really enjoyed this beer. Very surprised by its malty, sweet goodness and distinct "bock" flavor. Reminded me of some of the better dopple bocks ive had. Definitely worth a try. superspak (5606) - Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2015
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 3 4/2015. Pours crystal clear deep golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of cracker, toasted biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of bready malt and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, toasted biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cracker, toasted biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of bready malt and earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very clean on lager flavors with minimal yeast ester notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good Maibock style. All around good balance and robustness of bready malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering. mjmoen (536) - - OCT 16, 2015
Pours a crystal clear straw color with white head. This lager has some actual flavor Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2006
Poured light golden almost orangie appearance with a little head and good lacing. Aroma was like a light bock. A mix of bread, molasses, and dough all in light amounts. Taste was just a light bock. I didn’t taste any pale characteristics.
jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2008
Botle. Pours hazy gold, soft white foamy head. Smells malty sweet with a hint of hops. Tastes sweet and lightly malty, followed by slight bitter from the hops, body is good. Aftertaste is pleasant. Id drink this one again.