Saranac Adirondack Lager | Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

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920 Ratings
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Saranac Adirondack LagerSaranac Adirondack Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
New York, United States
saranac.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
German Amber Lager

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-05-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
920
Reviews:
476
Avg:
3.38
pDev:
13.91%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
117
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 920 |  Reviews: 476
Photo of Squire123
3.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of YoungMtn52
3.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice refreshing lager...not a bad option

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Photo of Brian_L-2056
4.47/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful dark yellow/light gold color with a very nice full frothy head, which dissipates slowly. Good carbonation as well. Has a lightly hopped smell, just a touch lighter than a pale ale. Initial taste is light, crisp and hops are very light as well. Mellow out to a semi sweet finish. Very drinkable and refreshing after a long day outside. The lacing is very good as well. Overall, I love this brew and definitely look forward to a good long summer full of these.

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Photo of Philcassella
3.73/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AD17
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SurrenderToTheFlow95
4.18/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.11/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Yellow bordering on amber territory pour, nice color but flimsy head that doesn't develop. Aroma was weird, in a "is this malt liquor" kind of thin corn body meets fusel alcohol.

Taste, jeez, what did they dry hop this with? Everclear? Someone use some Thompson's Water Seal on this? Had the wood notes. I mean serious, you would do better getting BMC.

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Photo of Walleybeer
3.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of womara
3.81/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Jsalz21
2.95/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of chuckm
2.96/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Picked up a variety pack from this brewery and thought tonight I would start with the one I found least interesting so I am aware I am probably not coming in with the best state of mind. The look was a nice golden hue but the head was very thin and disappeared in less than a minute. smell was hoppy and not much else. With those notes however taste exceeded expectations, bold and strong with a nice mouth linger. I am getting excited for the other variaties

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Photo of Zylod
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Abrahaam
2.59/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Almasi_
3.9/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of torwart68
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of godawgs
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of KingPurple
3.92/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcbeers
3.51/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of craigdb
3.15/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Machoo
3.13/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Anacross
3.26/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ajdemma
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nurt20
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spycow
3.46/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lewreff
3.03/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Saranac Adirondack Lager from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
3.38 out of 5 based on 920 ratings.
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