swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2009
blind tasting. lightly spiced, malty, medium mouthfeel, caramel maltiness. Ok kramer (6908) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear orangish body with a small fizzy off-white head. The nose is fairly light with some graininess and a minimal touch of hops. The flavor is overly sweet and pretty boring, even for Saranac. Kinda reminds me of malta a little bit. Well lagered though, there’s no off flavors here, it’s just too sweet and boring. Medium bodied and a little clingy with light fizzy forced carbonation. Not one of my favorites from them. ben4321 (6772) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Location: Draft at Living Social Beerfest, 12/6/2013 obguthr (6733) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Aroma:The aroma is mid-sweet with some fruity notes and some somewhat off malty notes
Appearance: It pours an amberish color with a small off-white head on it
Flavor: The taste leans way to the off side, this one just didn’t quite work for me
Palate: The body of this one is light-medium, with an okay mouthfeel
For me, this was not a very good beer at all. It isn’t really that I was expecting much, but somehow this one still didn’t meet my expectations. Really, just not good at all.
From the Winter variety 12 pack: Walnut and sweet roasted malt nose, remiscent of maple syrup, but only a little bit. Clear brown, no head. Soapy mouthfeel. Sweet malt flavor, but not cloying. A little tinny. Uninspired for the most part. Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2009
This one poured a dark amber color with a white head. Aroma was bready malts, a bit sweet and nothing else. Flavor was very bland, munich malts and not much else, very thin.
jgb9348 (6514) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2011
Clear light golden coloured body with a thin white head. Aroma of pungent malt, a touch of lemons and not much else. Light-bodied; Strong cardboardie malt flavours with a bit of metal and some light sugars. Stronger pungent malt follows with a little sweetness and a very minor hop taste. Overall, a pretty weak beer, but that’s expected based on where it’s coming from. Definitely worth passing up, but only worth sampling when someone hands you one for free. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle pulled from a Winter 12 pack purchased here in Virginia. nuplastikk (6472) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2010
12oz bottle. Filtered chestnut brown-amber color. Frothy off-white head. Sweet medium-dark malt aroma. Rich caramel malt tones, with a drinkable very-Saranac body. Lacks much depth, seems like it’s missing some pieces. Solid enjoyable sugary sweet malt tones, and a touch of soapy bitterness. Despite these qualities, it’s still watery and bland, and a tad too sugary for it’s own good. A beer Saranac should nail, and only pull off half-heartedly. Good for a tick, not much else. Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 24, 2009
Pours brown with a tan head. Smells resiny and nutty. Tastes caramelly and sweet with some earthy elements. nick76 (4404) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2009
The aroma isn’t much its got a touch of caramel malt and grassy hops to go along with yeast, dust, and metal. The appearance is amber with with a nice foamy head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall a drinkable but not very likable beer. LilBeerDoctor (4216) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear mahogany with a thick light tan head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt and residual sugars. Flavor is sweet malt and cardboard with a weak palate and some sweet grains. Not very tasty at all. This is just bad...