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RATINGS: 753   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.

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
msutequilaman (84) - Troy, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2003
Caramel color with a decent, not great, off-white head. Sweet malt flavor, moderately hopped. Id have to say, all in all, a pretty decent beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
metsbcd (83) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 14, 2008
A pretty average beer. Not bad, but there isnt really a whole lot that sets it apart.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bassbuckeye (81) - Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2008
Amber poor with decent head.. lots of carbonation. Metallic taste as all this brewers beers have. Could taste some hops though drank it all...

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
valejo (81) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2005
This beer is okay for a lager. More interesting than a lot of the competition. There is a little bit of nice malt flavor and the color is nice. Other than that, I wouldnt savor this one for too long. Down it and get another!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swenocha (81) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Clear, orange copper pour. decent white head and gentle lacing. med-high carbonation. Some earthy hop and malt aromas, which match the flavor. Malty, with some piney hop flavor on the back. A bit of bitterness. Well balanced. Hop flavor not as pronounced but similar to Sammy Noble Pils. Generally a good, but not great, beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
william146 (80) - Winterville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2010
"Perfect balance of caramel malt sweetness and hop bitterness. Look for a rich amber color and medium body." Purchased at Lowes Foods, Greenville, NC Great flavor; smooth.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MikeT (76) - Hollis, New Hampshire, USA - APR 28, 2005
This beer had a very nice amber color and white head. Very nice aroma and great taste. Exceptional beer with a smooth sweet to bitter transition.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
darkvibe (68) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2002
Not my type, but still a good quality beer.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JustinBennett (67) - junction city, Kansas, USA - DEC 20, 2007
bottle thanks to ford9719. poured a caramelly amber color. initial smell is malt with a hint of caramel. the taste is mild malt with a sweet caramel finish,


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