Ron (4183) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2009
Clear brown color with a tan head. Aroma is malty and nutty with some resiny notes. Flavor is spicy at the beginning with a very dry middle and a lingering, bitter finish. Butters (4176) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2010
Pours a clear burnt amber with very quick fading tan head. Nose is grainy, vaguely vegetal, and a bit bandaid, but not offensive, and with a hint of spice. Flavor is toasty, verging on burnt. Some caramel, but mostly a 7 grain piece of toast. Moderate carbonation and fairly full bodied mouthfeel. Not the best I’ve had from these guys, but not too bad for a vienna. I’d still take a negra modelo over this any day. weihenweizen (4111) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Refrigerated bottle poured into shaker. Pours clear amber with half finger that dissapates quickly. Some lacing, medium body, medium carbonation, and caramel malt aroma. Taste is toasted malt and grassy hop finish. Not a fan. beastiefan2k (4082) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2010
Its not impressive but for some reason I like it. Its far from a good Vienna, its dark enough but not much else. The beer has a bit of a skunkiness to it, the malts are very clean but no perception of caramel or light sweetness that I want from my Viennas. There is a bit of the house lager mineral character. Its not the worst beer Saranac ever made.zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2009
12oz bottle out of the winter mix pack, small lambic tumbler glass.
(bottle - 12 oz) Clear brown color with a tan head. Aroma is malty and nutty with some resiny notes. Flavor is tangy and spicy at the beginning with a very dry middle and a lingering, bitter finish.
puboflyons (3495) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 11, 2009
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle marked 2649-0834. A dark amber pour with lively carbonation and a thin white head. The aroma has muted malts and hops along with a little touch of frutiness in the scent. The mouthfeel is pretty average. The taste gives off a more caramel malt flavor but it is rather bland. A slightly better hoppy ending. This is fairly easy to drink but has little in the way of character. jb (3412) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Honey, caramel, a touch of brown sugar in the nose, amber color, very clear, with a faint bubbly head. Sugary sweet palate, some bit o honey, a bit of hops to balance. Very light body, not great but drinkable. Maverick34 (3304) - New York, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Draught from tbd. Nutty yeasty aroma. Thin feel. Similar taste. Meh. Nothing too special. tgncc (3145) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2009
Pours a clear red/brown, off-white head. The aroma is caramel, bread dough. The flavor is caramel, light hops. The finish is piney hop bittering. Medium, creamy mouthfeel. Lots of carboation sting in this beer. Decent, not great. Drinkable. PilsnerPeter (3050) - Flushing, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2009
Bottle: Pours a deep copper/bronze with perfect clarity and a tan film of head. Malty, firm aroma- mildly sweet with a hearty Vienna/amber Munich malt biscuity presence- bready. Creamy carbonation- but it’s slightly thin bodied. Nice clean toasted Vienna malt flavor. Biscuity and toasted with a bready quality and mild peppery noble hop notes. A nice session with no off flavors (minus a touch a metallic character I get in many of the Saranac lineup. Goes well with pretzels.