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RATINGS: 767   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Saranac Black & Tan is a judicious melding of our classic irish stout with an all-malt german-style amber lager. The result is a brew that is hearty, pleasantly bitter and full of flavor, yet can be enjoyed bottle after bottle. Our unique Black & Tan has multiple flavor notes... you may enjoy counting them. Enjoy!

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3.1
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2001
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2003 A copper color with a decent head, had a thin collar for the whole beer. Malty irish-like nose, the dryness of the stout shows up first and mingles with the crispness of the lager with some minimal hop bite late. A decent brew. Lacked assertiveness. Average.

3.2
bhenry76 (101) - Landenberg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2001
Could stand to be a bit heartier... ........................................

2.5
Childeric99 (4) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2001 does not count
I was quite disappointed in this purchase. I can’t quite put my finger on it but it tasted cheap, perhaps watery with a horrible aftertaste.

3.8
Cam501 (58) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2001
drinkable and smooth............................................

4.2
happygils99 (7) - USA - AUG 2, 2001 does not count
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3.5
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - JUL 29, 2001
Not a bad B&T, very enjoyable tase, a bit nutty and malty. Although the mouthfeel is a bit on the watery side, as most Saranac brews tend to be. I was still very surprised by how good this was.

3.6
canary dog (774) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - JUL 15, 2001
Immediate stout sized flavor, followed by tiny bitterness. It then drops to the mildness of the lager. Maybe a little too carbonated for this mix? Little roasted aftertaste, but can still be enjoyable because of its light drinkability.

3.4
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2001
A fairly enjoyable B&T. Smooth malt flavor - slightly watery but not too bad. Hops evident at finish.

2.2
muzzlehatch (4963) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 27, 2001
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2007 6/27/2001: I THOUGHT this was gonna be good before the suds hit my tongue; then I knew it was a lie. Very forgettable, thin and watery to my tastebuds; not much of a black or a tan but just yeller, if you ask me. Weakest product from this brewerey that I’ve tasted. 7/4/4/2/9 2.6

SIX YEARS LATER: 12 ounce bottle, City Market in Burlington VT, part of the winter 12-pack. Flying Fish shaker glass, somewhere between fridge-cellar temps. Moderate quick-dying tan bubbly head atop the translucent dark maple body....very mild caramelized malts in the nose, faint roasty-smoky notes, quite weak....burnt/toasty notes towards the finish of this, but the front is just brackish water with a hint of caramelized sugar and some old wood....low to moderate carbonation, dry, dull. Uhh, yeah.

3.7
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2001
pretty good b+t, better than yuenglings with more hop flavor and a stronger finish. a good winter sipping beer


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