j12601 (13297) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2017 shigadeyo (3818) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1/25/2014: Olde Saratoga Lager... More golden than amber in color; malty aroma that’s faintly like toffee; flavor has toasted bread, slight buttery toffee; soft and malty overall with a spicy finish; fruity and slightly dry in the middle; medium body ; creamy mouthfeel for a lager; not quite a full Maerzen, but still good. 12 fl. oz. bottle (5.5% ABV) shared by Brian. Thank you! Rating #95 for this beer.
On tap at the hotel bar. Pours a mostly clear orange brown amber with a medium sized white head. Soft toast, grain, a bit of malt on the nose. Medium bodied, soft malt, toast, not a lot else going on here. Crisp grain, malty, sweet into the finish.
OnTheTrail (603) - Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2017
Pours very clear copper, light tan head. Aroma is floral hops and bready malt. Taste is sweet, some toffee, some spicy hops. Light to medium body. trapped (3774) - New York, TURKEY - JAN 21, 2016
Draught @ Albion. Rich golden color with small foamy beige head, bread aroma, medium carbonation, slightly sweet malt taste, abrupt finish. A fine specimen of a lager. kaser (6430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2015
Bottle pour at home,thanks to christpuncher for this awful beer. Has a skunky malty taste, rich, thicker palate for the stye. Not good, but I got it down. neepsntatties (2076) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 13, 2015
Bottle courtesy of Mr. Plumpy. Colour...medium amber with no head. Nose..very malty and dough like with notes of caramel. Palate...light CO2, spot on for a marzen with roasty malt, biscuit and spent grain. Basically decent stuff.
Christpuncher (3215) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2015
it is difficult to make a good lager and saratoga failed. tasted very light with the pilsner hopps flavora nd kind of sweet malty finish. pours yellow with a white head. head out of abottle at home. junk Foxbush (2140) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2015
12 oz bottle one of the 12 monthly beers The lager poured a clear dark amber with small head. The aroma of light brown sugar and bready malts The lager has a nice medium body with soft carbonation. The beer is full of an earthiness that makes this a unique lager. The finish was sweet with caramel and mild bitterness. Darkmagus82 (2303) - - JUL 30, 2015
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a very deep amber color with a small head of a just off white color. The head has a good level of retention, fading over time to leave a good level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is big of a caramel aroma with some other lighter bready smells. Beyond these aromas comes some very light notes of an herbal and grassy hop smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a bready and caramel flavor which create a strong base flavor for the brew. As the taste advances a little bit of brown sugar joins the taste which sweetens it even more. Toward the end a little bit of a grass and grain taste comes to the tongue balancing the sweet rather nicely and leaves a rather bready and moderately sweet flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker side for a lager with a carbonation level that is average. For the style it is OK, but a little thinner of a body and a little higher carbonation may have been slightly better for the style.
Overall – A fairly decent lager, but nothing too out of the ordinary. Worth a try, but not worth going out of the way for it.
Beerdedone (3480) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle. Pours amber brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma was malty with caramel, toffee and bread. Flavor of toasted malts, caramel, subtle toffee, bread and had a mild bitterness. PorterPounder (8356) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Tallahassee, Fl - Beer Stop - 12 oz bottle. Pours a slightly sparkling medium copper with no head to speak of. Aroma has some light caramel and dates, some sweet potatoes. Flavor is decent and on the sweet side with some caramel notes, a touch of raisins, just a light hint of chocolate, a hint of olive oil. Clean, even mouthfeel. Had better Märzens.