Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Bottle. Pours a golden body with a white head. Bitter earth y hop character and a light grass note. Hint of citrus. Thin and simple. WVHouseofBeer (1069) - West Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2009
I actually thought this was a pretty good beer. It had a nice bitterness to it, and was quite refreshing. This is my favorite Saranac that I’ve had. smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 11, 2009
Powerful wheat aroma, this makes me wonder is this a wheat beer or a pilsener? I also detect a very pleasant floral bouquet of hop. Slight cinnamon and nutmeg.
Straw yellow in hue. Surprisingly small head for a beer that contains wheat; nice steady stream of carbonation.
Soft hop/malt blend at the front of the mouth during tasting. The hop becomes more pronounced as the malt fades--very refreshing. A touch of puckering in the aftertaste. Overall, this is a tasty crisp, clean beer that features a generous amount of hop flavor. The beer is far closer to pilsener lager than a wheat ale. ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - MAR 3, 2009
12oz bottle. A clean yellow beer. Has a small bright white head. The aroma starts with a sweet grassy note. Then a light malt grain that has a spicey hop character lurking in the background. The flavor begins the sweet grassy note again. With a light bite of hops on the back of your tongue. Then the light grain character smooths out the finish. tgncc (3135) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2008 Aroma is hoppy for this style, obviously an effect of dry hopping. Very malty, grassy, cereal like aroma. The appearance is crisp, clear, strong carbonation, persistent white head. The flavor is malty sweet, mailnly pale malts, and spicy, earthy hop contribution. The finish is again mainly malts on the palate, little touch of spicy hops. Thin mouthfeel. This isn’t my favorite style, but this actually is ok.
borgination (101) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 28, 2008
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear yellow with lots of champagne-size bubbles and a white head. Initial flavor is crisp and dry with a stong grassy taste. There is a lightly sour aftertaste. OK beer. Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2008
Pours a crystal clear golden amber color with a quick, fizzy, off-white head. Minimal, random dots of lace mark the glass. The aroma is very simple, pale malts and cereal grains met with a touch of floral hopping and a drop of honey. Flavors basically mimic the same. Fresh and crisp grains and lightly sweet malts are well balanced by subtle floral hops, with a decent pils creaminess throughout and hint of peppery spice on the finish. The mouthfeel is a little thin for the style, in addition to being overly carbonated. Nothing fancy here, just a decent, drinkable, straightforward pils. BillWyce (1092) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2008
Pours a pale straw color with little head
and carbonation rising from the bottom
of the glass. yeasty, grassy aroma.
Very light palate. Taste of...not particularly much. A very little lingering
hops note, but very little to describe
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - SEP 5, 2008
12 oz bottle into pit glass. Crystal clear golden with some subtle rising carbonation. Nice white head that actually left some lace and lasted decently well. Refreshing light aroma of pale malt with a hint of resinous hops (very slight... the "dry-hopping" they boast about didn’t do much). Flavor is still lite but offers a bit more in the hop department than the aroma - pale malt with some hop bitterness (not much floral, citrus, or pine hop flavor thought). No alcohol on the flavor, very refreshing and drinkable. Light as a feather on the palate and not overly carbonated like macro lagers. Overall: simple, session able, refreshing. Probably the most impressive of its style that I encountered in the Saranac mixed 12 pack I bought (2 bottles of each of their summer release brews). (I gave it a 14 overall just to boost this to a 3.0... I don’t believe it is a 2 point beer, for its style). Dacrza (996) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2008
Opaque, light "golden" body--effervescent throughout with a thick, pillowy head in a jever pokal... nice lacing as the glass’s contents drain... soft, smooth pilsner malts... surprised at the labels’ "wheat" beer nomenclature--don’t quite see or smell that--soft pings of hops here and there--somewhat complex... crisp, dry palate, reminiscnet of a white wine in some respects... medium-bodied with some ending effervescence... little at the teeth to denote hops, and yet the slightly acidic burn--again, like a lesser wine--curbs and scrapes the end result... I had higher hopes for this pilsner, which straddles the American and European varieties into a muddled result, a pleasantly clean, tastebud-confusing blend...