mrant (330) - New York, USA - NOV 24, 2007
Smells nutty, roasted malts, some hops. Tastes slightly nutty with a nice hoppy zing, nice rich toasted malts. A very nice warming winter ale. arventresca (563) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Bottle. Pours brown with white head. I said the India Brown was the best in the pack, but I take it back. This is actually a pretty good beer. Smell of nuts and taste of nuts with a sweet carmel hint. Enjoyable. ads135 (5053) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Not a bad beer, definitely special by Saranac’s standards. Good malty character, some nice breadiness. VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 14, 2001
2001 edition Nut Brown Lager. Nice toasted nutty malts with a dry bready body and a little sweetness. Good earthy German hop balance. Thin for a winter brew but a good winter session brew. Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 30, 2002
Deep amber color with a medium thick lasting head with good lace. Sweet and slightly fruity hop aroma. Sweet hoppy flavor with a malty nutty background and finish.
JCW (1279) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2004
Not a bad brew, although if you asked after drink it where it was a lager or an ale, I would reply ale confidently, I guess that shows you what I know. Brown color, translucent with a good sized off-white head. Aroma is nutty and sweet, it kind of reminds me of a pecan pie. Oily mouth feel. Finish starts somewhat sweet, but in the end hops rule the day. TaktikMTL (7999) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2005
Bouteille de 12 oz qui provient du "mix pack" de Noël acheté au Beverage Warehouse à Winooski, VT. Arôme: Odeur de caramel et de malt torréfiés. Apparence: Couleur brune claire. Petit col beige mousseux qui perdure. Carbonisation faible. Fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de noix, de caramel et de malt torrifiés. Durée de l’arrière goût moyen. Palette: Corps moyen avec une texture minérale. Faible carbonisation. Arrière goût d’huile de noisette. (Rating #110) bendz1 (87) - Ankeny, Iowa, USA - JAN 1, 2007
Slight nutty flavor along with some hops. Dark brown in color. Good seasonal beer to try. yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2007
This is a rust-colored lager with a dissipating thin white head. The aroma is of caramel malt and... a bit grassy. It is thin and watery-- a light body that’s very clean. The flavor is tight and pretty bitter. The caramel malt is present and it’s a touch sour. Good stuff. nuplastikk (6471) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2009 12oz bottle. Dark amber color, stained glass brown. Nice frothy head that dissipates after a minute or two. Aroma of sweet brown malt and seawater. Medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, lots of nutty and spicy malt thickness up front, which fades into a smooth lagery finish. Spicy hop character. A great session beer.