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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewIPA (94) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Pours a golden amber color with good carbonation and medium head. Smells like a good lager. Medium light body with smooth finish. Very tasty lager. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

gripweed57 (2917) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2017
From old tasting notes. Bright orange gold color. Fluffy white head. Fragrant hop aroma. Tangy, citrus malt flavor reminiscent of grapefruit. Tart malt/hop finish.

cmacklin (1334) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 21, 2017
355ml bottle. Pours a clear amber-orange with a small, short lived, off-white head that laces. Sweet aroma of caramel malt, bread and light fruit. Sweet flavour of caramel malt, corn, bread and a hint of fruit with a dry, mildly bitter finish. Light body with a watery texture and soft carbonation.

pintbypint (3877) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 15, 2017
Another 12oz brown bottle from their mixed six pack. Clear and sediment free deep golden appearance. Has a nice white head up top and sparse lacing in the glass. Nose has lager malt/grain/bread, some grassy hops. Taste - grainy and dry, bit of bready malt and earthy and herbal hop notes. Bitterness is low but present. This is pretty good...

UXO (1922) - CANADA - APR 5, 2017
Matt Brewing Co. _Saranac Adirondack Lager_ Amber Lager/Vienna at 5.5% ABV 20 IBU _(C$2.70 at Oak & Vine, 355 ml, bottle date 27-Oct-2016, acquired 1-Apr-2017, reviewed 5-Apr-2017)_

Appearance: clear medium gold with one finger of fluffy off-white head, moderate retention and soapy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: sweet and crackery malt, grass. (5/10) Taste: moderate sweet, low bitter. (5/10) Palate: medium-light body, moderate carbonation, crisp off-dry mild bitter finish. (3/5)

Not a bad example of a German-style Amber Lager - which is to say, a blindingly boring beer overall. (11/20)

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Rex_Remes (272) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - JAN 14, 2017
(12oz bottle) AROMA: malt, sweet corn, hints of bread, pepper, dairy. APPEARANCE: good color, medium amber, a bit unclear, average head. TASTE: a tad sweet upfront, round malt, decent bitterness. Good balance between malt and hops, sweet/tang and dry. PALATE: clean, fresh, smooth, dry finish. OVERALL: a good amber lager with nice color and flavor/bitter balance. Not overly complex but decent body with more going on than most other mass lagers.

geologyguy (1670) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2016 Very light malt smell...maybe because cold...taste is smooth, malty, little peppery at chop house for 15th year high school anniversary in Syracuse

MacBoost (1948) - Victor, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2016
Ultra rare limited edition one-off lager. Pours gold with a small white head. Aroma of some corn, light hops. Taste is dry with high carb. Crisp, refreshing but nothing new. See pic for cred.


Earlier Rating: 4/1/2013 Total Score: 2.8
Pours a deep gold with a white head. Aromas of some very light floral hops, sweet corn. Taste is similar to any standard macro lager but with a slightly healthier hop bite. Not bad.

malvrich (354) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2016
6 week old bottle into a pint.
A: Poured hard but still little head, quickly down to thin film. Deep clear gold color with a few visible bubbles.
S: Malty brown bread and yeast smell. Earthy hops.
T: Bitter leafy hops note with a suggestion of citrus . Faint toffee provides nice balance. Not as malty as the nose.
M: Average carb level. Light to medium body. Clean tart finish.
O: Nothing sticks out here except the taste, which is actually quite good. Well worth a try.

hauxe (966) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - OCT 9, 2016
Rated from old notes. Light-bodied and slightly sweet lager. Turns bittersweet near finsh but never develops a distinct character. Tolerable.

snoworsummer (6147) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2016
Bottle. Tastes like toasted malt, some citrus, and a hint of dried fruits. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like toasted malt, some citrus, and a hint of dried fruits.

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