hman43 (1612) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2017 psuCE03 (135) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy brown orange color with a quickly fading head. Aroma doesn’t overwelm me but there is a nice sweet citrusy flavor with some nice fizz. Nice relaxing brew.
It pours yellow with a white head. Head retention is moderate. There are some earthly aromas. It has a floral and spicy element to it as well. Grainy and lemon aromas are low as well. It tastes grainy sweet with low levels of spice, lemon, and hints of floral. Earthly flavors are low in the background as well. It has a light feel to it with a sweet and slight tart finish. Overall, the flavors are not strong as most of them seem to be subdued. The grain takes over most of the flavor with the other flavors in the background. MarkSachon (1029) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2017
Picked this one up in a four type sampler case named 12 BEERS OF SUMMER. I think this is the correct one to rate although the label on the bottle shows a howling wolf and the full name is SARANAC SESSION BELGIAN WHITE. It was pretty good and the price with Saranac is always moderate. Guess it’s no longer in retirement. mstrcrwly (1000) - New York, USA - APR 17, 2015
Forgot to rate a bunch of these wits from a few years ago..drank straight from bottle..not very good. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass and a mug. There wasn’t any difference.
The appearance was a nice hazy light yellow to orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than thirty seconds leaving some light lacing sliding into the beer.
The smell had some light coriander with a tight batch of citrus trying to make a slight emphasis on the flavoring of the beer.
The taste took all of those previously mentioned flavors and combined them pretty well.
On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat harsh but not overbearing.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good beer worthy of having again and worthy of having with its respected food. generallee08 (773) - New York, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Sweet, spicy and tangy everything I love about Belgian white ales. This is a well done Belgian that has a cloudy light golden color with a thin white head. The aroma is pleasant and fruity. Its flavor is nicely balanced, sweet and a little bit tangy. Wheat malts, smooth coriander, tangy orange peel and yeast flavors all play well together on the tongue. The palate is smooth and creamy with a medium body and a nice average carbonation.
ads135 (4727) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Not a bad Belgian wit. Has some decent citrus and spicyness. A bit too watery for my tastes. UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Bottle poured into a cheater pint
A: hazy straw yellow, 1/4" head with good retention
S: clean, nothing stands out other than slight sweetness
T: slightly sweet, hint of spice. I think the orangepeel stands out the most but it is not very noticable. Very bland beer.
M: light mouth, feels watery.
Ratman197 (14976) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Bottle courtesy of adneilsen (thanks Aaron) poured a cloudy gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of wheat, yeast, coriander and citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of wheat, yeast, light coriander and light citrus with a crisp yeasty finish. Ret12 (453) - Maryland, USA - OCT 29, 2011
I like something a bit more spiced when im going for a belgian white but still an ok beer. craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2011
Cloudy yellow pour, small head. Aroma has some of the belgian white characteristics with banana and wheat, but not much beyond that. Flavor has more banana, fruity esters, and a touch of spice. Missing some elements, but not offensive. Definitely refreshing on a warm evening.