RATINGS: 743   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Our original award-winning Saranac beer is brewed in the German Lager tradition using Noble hops. We balance the hop bitterness with caramel malt sweetness, creating what we like to call a “round” beer.

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terrybail (704) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2014
12oz bottle from Steve
Pours a nice coopery yellow better then most lagers
Much better taste then most lagers as well would drink again for sure

bstaff88 (12) - Cumberland, Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Poured from 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams Glass. Part of a 6-pack sampler.
Labeled as Saranac Adirondack Lager.

Appearance: Very nice copper color that’s clear with some carbonation visible. Pours a small, slightly off-white, soapy head which disappeared quickly. no lacing.

Smell: Mild roasted malt, some slight hops. very mild

Taste: You get some mild malt, some sweetness mid way, ends with just enough hops to have a clean finish. Decent carbonation

Drinkability: Very easy drinking light to medium body, very smooth. perfect beer for a summer night.

Overall: Nothing off putting. Some good flavors. Better than the macro lagers.

Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Reviewed from notes. Consumed May 16, 2012.
The appearance is a pale amber colored body and gave a one finger white head that appeared for a minute, fizzled and died. A fair amount of rapidly rising carbonation was seen all around. No lacing was left.
The smell has a light graininess with some background hops. Some malts came out.
The taste is grainy yet had a slight citrus going on - kinda weird, but that was what I noticed.
On the palate, its about a light and slightly creamy, somewhat sessionable.
Overall, this was an average German pilsener. I’d have probably have it again depending upon what else was served.

bfremgen (6) - USA - DEC 28, 2013 does not count
A very drinkable summer lager. It has a really nice color, and a nice, clean aroma. A simple beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Beergeek23322 (2643) - Chester, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2013
6/19/2011. From bottle. Cloudy amber color with a white head. Caramel aromas with malt and light fruit. Caramel flavors with a light hoppy finish.

Tstamba (786) - Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2013
From the bottle . Hazy amber with white head. Better than the commercial mega brewery lagers. But not anything too exciting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

floydslip (424) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Somewhat cloudy light amber beer with a thin white head that dissipates quickly into a surface film. Slightly pungent nose with hints of sour dough, orange, and light malt, but overall the aroma is slight. Flavor is a bit bolder and is dominated by a single note of medium citrus hops with little else. The body is pretty good with tight bubbles, and it’s smooth, but unfortunately it’s also boring and non-descript. Decent beer, but not one I would ever seek out again.

ads135 (5053) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Surprisingly decent vienna lager from Saranac. Mild, mellow, and malty with a medium body. Nice mouthfeel.

mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Light amber pour, mild head and lacing. Aroma is semi malty and grainy. Taste is malted caramel and dry. Decent lager. Easy to drink, light.

Patrickctenchi (6750) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Hazy amber, short off-white head.
Woody/bark....caramel scent.
Taste is slightly tea-like, a little bitter-leaning fruit....
But, not offensive, just a bit unexciting..

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