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RATINGS: 749   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

Hops: Hallertau, Tettnang

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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sturgess (173) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2003
Not a bad beer from Saranac....it's got some decent aspects about it, but nothing really special. Good in a sampler on a hot afternoon.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 8, 2003
Deep amber color. Smells and tastes a little malty, not much hops. Pretty boring, but drinkable

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BtownBrewer (91) - Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 7, 2003
The only real impression I got for this one was "hop", not in the overbearing sense, but in the one-trick-pony sense. A slight hoppy aroma and flavor is all it really has going for it. Amber color, okay. Don't hate it. A beer you drink, not a beer you talk about.

1.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JUN 5, 2003
poured a amber color and had a slight hoppy aroma. A very mild almost bland taste with a mild hint of caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3649) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 31, 2003
Color is a nice amber orange with a nice white head. Cant really put my finger on the aroma, kinda hoppy. The start has a rich nutty hoppiness that lasts throughout. The bitterness dies towards the finish leaving a pleasant and non-overbearing finish. The palate is a good balance between heavy and light. Another solid brew by the Matt brewery!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 28, 2003
Medium dark amber with a frothy lace. Aroma is malty, sweet with maybe a touch of caramel. Starts with some nice carmel malt, very well balanced by a fair, but not at all heavy amount of hoppieness. Finishes much the same, caramely sweetness and a pleasany bitterness. Very smooth and balanced, I like.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hayden1215 (319) - Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2003
Amber in color with a medium sized white head, quickly diminishing. Malty and sweet aroma. Smooth going down but not much in the way of flavor. A tiny hop bite.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2003
I'm someone that doesn't like too much hops all the time. I've got my moments when beer that is loaded with hops is good, but this beer's hops level is just about right. It's a shame that there isn't a bit more complexity in the flavor, but overall this is a very drinkable beer. Kinda bland for an amber, but it's something that I could drink on a regular basis. Light caramel taste. Head is pretty weak. Smells good. A little bold, but not too bitter. I'll keep this one in mind again.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2003
Flavor prflle was very muted, I was not sure what they were trying to show, again a very mainstream brew but not undrinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dorwart (2548) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2003
Ok head but does not last long. Aroma of hops and malt. Smells a little bit "green" with the hops though. Color of golden orange with ok carbonation. Flavor decent but nothing spacial. Crisp and clean taste. Slightly bitter finish and with hops presence. A decent beer that will appeal to the masses.


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