gripweed57 (2463) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2017 KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
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 (1179) - 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 (3642) - 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 (1896) - 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 Rex_Remes (215) - 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 (1604) - 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 (1901) - 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. malvrich (323) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2016
CRED CHECK: http://i.imgur.com/zb8pN9U.png
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.
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 (777) - 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 (5698) - 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.