gripweed57 (2918) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2017 troysworktable (109) - Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle. One of six beers in the Saranac Sampler Adirondack Trail Mix six-pack. Drunk in Arlington, Virginia.
Saranac Adirondack Lager poured yellow-orange with a white head that quickly dissipated. It had lively carbonation of small squiggly bubbles. There was absolutely no lacing. The main aromas consisted of graham cracker, the syrup of canned pears, and buttery yeast. The flavor lagged behind, a bastardized version of the aroma’s promise. There was even a hint of varnish lurking in the background.
If it was the only thing available or if it was the only non-macrobrew present, then I would drink it again. Otherwise, I would only use it to clean paintbrushes.
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 (1338) - 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 (3882) - 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)_ Rex_Remes (272) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - JAN 14, 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)
5.5/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com
(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 (1674) - 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
malvrich (355) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 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.
6 week old bottle into a pint. hauxe (967) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - OCT 9, 2016
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.
Rated from old notes. Light-bodied and slightly sweet lager. Turns bittersweet near finsh but never develops a distinct character. Tolerable. snoworsummer (6158) - 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.