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Blind tasting review
Saranac Adirondack Lager
Rating
6
Saranac Adirondack Lager

Family Pale Lager Style North American Lager
Country USA (NY) ABV 5.5%
Producer F.X. Matt
Price $ Packaging 12oz/355ml bottle
Characteristics Bitter, refreshing

Overview Saranac’s Adirondack is an amber lager that slips through the cracks of established style a bit. But for us, that’s not a drawback. Beer style is a shorthand for us to talk about things we already know about. Shouldn’t we be putting more effort into discovering things we don’t know about?

Flavors and aromas A nose of mild, woody hops and nutty malt lead into a palate that is relatively full-bodied and flavorful for an American lager. There’s mild bitterness to balance, and this seems like it has potential, but an astringent, harsh note hits the back of the mouth in the finish and drags this back to the realm of the merely ordinary. Still not a bad tipple, ultimately.
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