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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This rich, smooth ale has a soft, malt character with a medium body. Look for hints of toasted malt flavor, slight hop bitterness and an amber brown color.

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3.1
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2005
12 oz bottle Pours a nice clear amber with an off white head. Good lacing on the glass. Has a toasted honey, hoppy aroma.Lively medium body bitter taste with a good aftertaste.

2.8
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - DEC 16, 2005
There is some nut like aroma and the color is amber with a decent lasting white head. At the begginning there is some malt but quickly the hop bitterness begans to ascert itself. Medium finish on the palate.

3.2
heemer77 (5360) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 16, 2005
From the winter beer sampler pack. The body is a dark amber with a very thin slightly khaki colored head.The aroma i molasses with some caramel and musty old leaves. Reminded me of a Marzen. The taste is toasted toffee with some almonds. There is also a light note of milk chocolate in the finish. A nice brown ale.

3.1
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2005
Very faint nutty aroma. Flavor is nutty with some finishing bitterness. Another average beer from saranac.

2.5
Sregnar35 (1032) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2005
This one’s a bit rough. Initially it tastes like soap, then a bit like the bitter skin on a peanut. It finishes with a bit of a musty, old hop flavor.

3.1
radagast83 (8301) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Bottle. Winter 12 pack. Good beverage, even if it is average. brownish color, no lasting head, fruity flavor and deffinately a nutty flavor to boot.

2.8
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2005
Bottle from Winter 12. Pours a clear dingy brown/copper with a slight amber tint. Almost non-existent off-white head. Nice honey,vanilla, and cherry aroma. Caramel, malty flavor. Some fruity notes. Slight alcohol bite. Easy drinking beer, just a weak example of a brown ale.

3.2
DonkeyKonga (3) - USA - NOV 28, 2005 does not count
I generally enjoy brown ales, but this one was pretty average. Had it in the winter sampler pack and agree with the previous posts that Saranac is an average brewery.

3
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2005
Winter sampler pack. 11/24 drinkin’ In the previous rating, muzzlehatch got it perfectly, calling the Saranac brand the maker of the largetst number of "ok" beers in the world. A decent Brown. A little watery (But what Saranac isn’t?).

2.9
muzzlehatch (4970) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2005
12 oz bottle from the winter 12-pack. Pours a very clear dark amber-copper, with lasting smallish white fine-bubbled cap and a bit of lacing...light nuttines in the aroma, but primarily there’s fruitiness: cherries and blueberries; not bad, just a little weird...decent malty body, bit of oily nuttiness, fairly fresh and not at all rancid as I unfortunately expected...bit of grassy bitterness towards the finish, smooth and reasonably full. Hey, it’s nothing spectacular but it’s another decent offering from this brewer, the maker of the largest number of "ok" beers in the world...


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