kidobutai (686) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Ever so slight hint of cloudiness in a light yellow beer. No head or lacing, skunky aroma and taste which I associate with blond ales (which is why I’m not a fan). Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Just recently found the notes on this.
I poured this into a stange every time I had it.
The appearance was a nice light golden yet somewhat transparent color. There was a quickly escaping white foamy head that was about less than a finger’s worth. The lacing slid into the body fairly quickly.
The smell had some light German malts leaving a bit of lemon to come out as it warmed.
The taste was mainly sweet through the malts and I didn’t get any lemon in the flavoring.
The palate, that sat at/about a light to medium in body and displayed a pretty good sessionability about it.
Overall, I say this was a decent kolsch styled ale. I might not seek this one out, but I say it is do-able. snoworsummer (5694) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 28, 2014
From a bottle. Pours clear gold with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like musky corn, very light and very pale. Not much flavor. Light body and low carbonation. Very faint sweet grain aroma. sonnycheeba (5988) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Bottle from sampler pack. Pours clear gild with creamy white head. Aroma is bready and cereal malts, light floral notes, light cream, and light fruit esters. Flavor is dry malts, light fruit esters, faint hops, and light sweetness; dry finish. Light/medium body and medium carbonation. LetsGoState (883) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Aroma is sweet and weak. Taste is very light and nothing special. Overall just an average beer.
mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2014
From bottle. Aroma is grassy and a bit stringent. Taste is much better then aroma. Smooth taste. Grass, a bit citrusy. Also a small bit of hops. Some malt on the backend. Overall decent nothing special. Lawn moving beer with taste. coyforce (684) - California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Alright brew, but not great. pour is amber with no head. Flavor is a bit like a standard malty amber beer, but weak. MarkSachon (1023) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2014
12 oz bottle from the sampler case. Comes close to a true Kolsch but has a few deficiencies. Some tastes of citrus and a notable smooth quality help, but again, not quite enough. ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2013
FROM NOTES: August 23, ’12.
From a 12 ounce bottle into a shaker pint glass.
A: Sweet, citrusy smell. A bit of a floral aroma to it.
A: Pours a clear, light amber color with one finger of off-white head. Good retention and lace.
T: Malty base with some faint caramel warmth. Clean, lager-like aftertaste.
P: Light bodied, heavy carbonation.
O: Overall, Saranac Kolsch is pretty unimpressive in terms of flavor and character but is an easy drinking lawnmower beer, no question. ads135 (4607) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Its hard to get a kolsch right and this beer has the crispness and mild citrus quality down, but doesn’t have the right mouthfeel or breadiness.