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RATINGS: 751   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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2.8
   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 (2562) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2003
Watery, too thin, and underhopped, but still a decent beer. For the price, it's really worth a try.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Holdwine (1199) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2003
Nice looking and smelling beer. After that, it is pretty average in a drinkable way. Good mix of hops/malt, which is another way of saying not enough of either.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2003
Clear amber. Decent white head fades quickly. Light malt taste with a hops finish. Nothing exotic, but a good amber lager.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
pjcoupe (105) - Perryton, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2003
Nice head lots of carbonization lots of tongue feel and a little throat feel malty flavor that stays with you but, a little tar like flavor, bitternes on first taste and swallow that stays with you long after beer is gone.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
freekyp (2020) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2009 Caramel in nose with a bit spicy hops. Mild hoppiness in swallow. Quickly dissipating head tops a crisp amber body. A good session lager equally at home with dinner or as a lawn mower beer. Nice balanced profile.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2003
Clear amber color, small white head to top it off, and a slightly malty, caramel aroma-light bodied with medium carbonation, the flavor is sweet and malty up front, with a lingering sweet finish that is well balanced between the malts and hops. A standard amber ale from Saranac, this one is slightly better than a lot of ambers, but amber ales always seem a little tame to me.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
reverend (24) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2003
Nice malty carmel aroma light amber in color with a nice white head that left a fair amount of lace.Taste wise was kind of oily malt taste with not much hops. I agree with some other reviews that something is missing from this brew. Overall a decent beer that's easy to drink.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
xmandax (130) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2003
not as deep as i'd like from an amber. seemed a little under-carbonated, perhaps. not much hop, or much flabor really.


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