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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Saranac Winter Lager is a rich, malty, old school German Lager, made with traditional German malts and hops and fermented with a lager yeast. Look for a rich but smooth malty taste, balanced by an impressive Hallertau hopping-A nice reward for enduring our winter months.

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2.7
phaleslu (10890) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2010
12 oz. bottle from a mixed pack from A-1 Liquor in Indianapolis. Pours a semi-cloudy brown amber color with an active off-white head. Notes of caramel malts, nuts, brown sugar, earthy hops, and wet leaves. Light bodied, with average carbonation and a mouthfeel that would be sweet and nutty if not for the fact that it’s too watered down. Why hold it back? There’s a better beer here somewhere.

2.6
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear pale nutty brown body with a thin dissipating white head. Weak nutty aroma with some yeasty and skunky notes. Flavor is very similar to aroma with some decent roasted malty notes. Pretty bland. Thin body. For a winter lager I would like some spice and more robust flavors.

2.6
bobman006 (339) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Bottle. Clear amber with white head. Aroma is earthy with grain and caramel. Flavors of caramel and roasted nuts. Thin body with watery mouthfeel.

2.5
zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2009
(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.

2.5
MarkBarnes (419) - Waterville, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Dec. 27, 2009; 12 oz. bottle (winter sampler pack). Full-bodied winter lager; a slightly-heavier & spiced version of Saranac’s Octoberfest. Meh.

2.5
thechandler (593) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Pours a medium amber color with a slight red tint. Aroma is rich, nice deep malt notes. Taste is metallic. The flavor corresponds to the brews copper color. There’s a bit of malt sweetness, but I’m sorry, I cannot get past the metallic flavor. Not awful, but not great unless you like chewing on wire or foil.

2.5
weihenweizen (4204) - Charleston, 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.

2.5
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2013
11/1/2009. Bottle from a sampler pack. Golden color with a white head. Sweet malty aromas with grain and light hops. Watery and lacking flavors.

2.4
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.

2.3
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2009
12oz bottle. Minimal off-white head atop clear garnet body. Aroma is medium sweet, berry, light caramel. Taste is medium sweet, berry, some caramel, light lager yeast. Light-medium body, light acidity.


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