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RATINGS: 743   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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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
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
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.

2.9
jgb9348 (6327) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2003
Caramel in colour, but a tad light for an ’amber’ beer. Hoppy smell, which is a false indication of the flavour. Very light in taste, not much to it!

2.6
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 11, 2003
Big head on the pour fades to leave a clear amber body topped by a medium eggshell head. Aroma is earthy hoppy supplemented by a bit of caramel maltiness. Flavor is unimpressive, mild earthy hoppy but not much else. Kind of just sits there. A perfectly adequate beer, but I expect more.

3.3
Nuffield (4180) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2003
I think this beer will come to mind when someone asks me to describe a basic, simple beer. "Balanced" may be the charitable way of putting it, but you might also just say this has a little bit of everything with every element in mild proportions. A bit o’ malt, a bit o’ hops (especially coming out in the aroma, a rather nice feature of this beer, being floral and promising), a bit of carbonation but certainly not overdone. I don’t know what it does particularly well but....

2.8
JFGrind (2054) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2002
Well balanced flavor of malts and hops. Not only a beer I can enjoy, but also could pass off on to my non-beer geek friends.

2.6
BillKismet (4075) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2002
This beer seemed a combination of a vienna lager and an APA/ Amber bodied with a very thick amberish head and a an aroma of rather soapy hops. The body was lightly malted with some cascade hop flavor, small bitterness, and a refreshing quality.

3.1
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - DEC 14, 2002
Honestly this is similar to Sam Adams Boston Lager in every aspect. Golden/amber color with a bubbly head. Malty sweet nose hiding a hint of hop. Taste is caramelly, sticky and lasts long after you swallow it. Not as good as their Pale Ale but better than some of the others.

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Crit (4024) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2002
Deep gold, large white head. Malty nose.Smooth balanced malt profile with some underlying hops


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