Pours a brownish, almost red color with a nice tan head and lots of lacing in it's wake.
Very malty nose. Bready, toasted caramel malts with notes of piny hops, a touch herbal and citrusy.
Great malt backbone with understated hopiness. Tastes of toffee and bread, not as sweet as the aroma. A quick bitter blast of hops is balanced out by the malt at the finish.
Low to medium carbonation, maybe a touch sticky. Great drinkability!
Light straw color, clear with decent carbonation and a fair amount of white head that doesn't show much retention.
The nose is on the weak side. Grainy, sweet biscuit and very light citrus. No detection of rye.
Taste is a little grainy and sweet up front. A little bit of citrus with just a touch of rye and light hop bitterness. Well balanced and the taste does not linger.
Very light bodied, slightly slick and almost watery. Easy to drink and somewhat refreshing. Way more pilsener than rye.
Poured a light orangish color with a very small, somewhat creamy head that didn't last very long.
Mild aromas of mostly orange and wheaty crackers, notes of coriander and clove.
Tastes of honey and orange, yeasty with a mild spiciness. Pretty good balance between the sweet and spice. Can actually taste a few hops in this one.
The mouthfeel is a little different than most wheat ales/witbiers. A little creamier and slick with a lesser amount of carbonation.
Most of the Saranac offerings are good but very middle of the road in terms of robustness and taste.
Although there are many Pale Ales out there that are way better than this, Saranac Pale Ale tips more toward the higher end of the scale and has excellent value at a cost of just over a dollar for a bottle or can.
Great blend of caramel sweetness and ample hoppiness in a Pale Ale. Cheers!
Pours a clear yellow color with a fair amount of white foam that dissipates quickly with very minimal lacing.
Overal the aroma is very light and mellow. Grainy/light bread and a touch herbal with citrusy hops.
The taste is slightly grainy, sweet malt that is not very complex at all with a citrusy hop finish. Easy enough to drink and quite refreshing if I do say.
Very light bodied with an almost watery mouthfeel. Not overly carbonated but smooth with a somewhat dry finish.
Best way to sum it up is a "Pale Light Ale". Enjoyable enough!
Pours a clear yellow color with some white head that doesn't hang around too long.
Aroma is mostly like artificial raspberry, can't really make out anything else.
Taste is very artificial, mostly raspberry with some hints of pomegranate. Underneath it all it is slightly grainy near the end of the glass, very light.
Mouthfeel is light and very overcarbonated for me. Clean and refreshing, somewhat watery as well.
Poured a golden color from a 12 oz. bottle with a large frothy head. The lacing was spotty, sticks in some places.
The aroma is somewhat on the faint side. Grassy hops, lemon and a little skunk, maybe a touch of sweetness and alcohol.
Tastes of very sweet, doughy malt with grassy hops and citrusy bitterness followed by a smooth blast of alcohol. Very well balanced flavors but seems a little weak overall, could be more robust.
The texture was a little slick with ample carbonation and is medium bodied. The high amount of sweetness cuts down on the drinkability for me.
Poured a hazy golden color with hints or orange around the edges and a small white head that dissipates rather quickly.
Aroma has a strong sweetness present with hints of wheatiness, lemon citrus, banana and light black pepper.
I get a taste of sweet, dark fruit at first, perhaps fig or date. It is not overly spicy, hints of ginger, citrus,wheat with a floral and slight peppery touch.
Mouthfeel is somewhat creamy and medium bodied. Mild alcohol warmth, clean and refreshing.
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