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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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2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2011 Bottle. The pour was a light to medium amber with a brownish hue and a thin (less than 1 finger) white head that was fully diminishing and had poor lacing. The aroma was strong of a toasted caramel malt, a moderate odor of a pine hops and a very mild earthy yeast with just hint of nuttiness. It tasted very malty right up front with a sweet note of caramel then shifted to bitter hoppy flavor at the finish with the taste laying around for a while. The mouthfeel was very light in body and rather watery in texture with a lively carbonation. Overall nothing overly special about this brew, as microbrews go this is more like a domestic beer.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pintbypint (3481) - 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...

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
UXO (1806) - 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) 5.5/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rex_Remes (194) - 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 (1534) - 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

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MacBoost (1846) - 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.
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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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
malvrich (308) - 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 (624) - 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 (5462) - 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 (466) - 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 (6719) - Jackson Hole/McLean, 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.


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