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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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2005
Good looking beer. Malts are sweet and the taste is only slightly put off by an odd linger. Still a solid beer.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rex_Remes (152) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
geologyguy (1424) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
malvrich (273) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hauxe (514) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (5154) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OnTheTrail (411) - Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2016
Pours clear light amber. Big off white head. Malty aroma of cookies, biscuits, light flowers. Moderately sweet malts, with just enough bitterness to cut am keep it from being cloying. Medium light and very carbonated mouthfeel, quite drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Iphonephan (6543) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2015
From a 12 oz bottle in Old Forge. Pours a pale amber with an off white head. Flavors of bread and toast.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
N3lson1 (1005) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Drank from a twelve ounce bottle purchased at Matt Brewing Company. Has a nice aroma of sweet malts. Has nice flavor with a well done slighty crisp, slighty sweet finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markextrae (4153) - Alingss, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2015
bottle at home, from online dutch web order, poured a amber colour with a two finger head on top. sweet caramel malts, cereal, citrus, notes of rotten fruits, light hoppy finish, grains, easy drinkable but not very enjoyable

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mstrcrwly (1000) - New York, USA - APR 7, 2015
drank straight from bottle few years ago on the golf course..forgot to rate..remember it being crisp with some hops..but not very good.


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