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RATINGS: 753   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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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3.2
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2003 Pleasant enough, if somewhat undistinguished local micro from the old family brewery that did all the early manufacturing for Dock Street and still does most Brooklyn’s beers and ales. A little darker than an IPA, a little less bitter. Nice use of aromatic hops.

3
scottyg (79) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2003
Not too bad. Could be a bit more hoppy or sweeter or something. Pretty good balance though overall, with a nice aroma.

3.1
VAYankee (353) - Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2003
Aroma is a pleasing combo of malty sweetness and hops. Amber color with white head. The flavor is a combination of malt (mostly caramel) and hops, but overall a muted taste. This beer is pretty decent, just a little too mild. It is best suited for drinking on a warm summer day

3.1
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2003
Caramel aroma, a little bit on the sweet side. Well balanced flavor that is a little light, with bitterness initially and a smooth, slightly metallic finish. Not outstanding, but pretty good.

2.6
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
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
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
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
DYCSoccer17 (3691) - 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
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.


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