Saranac Brown Ale

12 oz single.

Delighted to find this at Mac’s, Atlanta, GA, USA as a single (mixed sixer $6.99), I presume from a broken down mixed Winter 12 pack. I’ve had quite a number of the Saranac beers, and although generally serviceable, I was not expecting much. This was a nice surprise. I may be a little biased since this (Brown Ale) is one of my favorite styles.

Nice pour with classic color and a really impressive head and lacing. Very good looking. Quite citrusy in the nose. A surpise to start with, but when you analyze it, if this is an AMERICAN brown then I shouldn’t be that shocked!

Deinitely an American version of the Brown Ale style. More bitterness than I would like, but it works well within the confines of the style. The mouthfeel is good and the finish allows the bitterness to fade to show more of the typical malt sweetness that one would expect from the original English style.

All in all a good beer, very much in the style, BUT the American version of a brown is less appealing than the English version for me. I am looking for sweetness and malt in my Brown Ales and this obviously falls short; having said that one of the better Saranac offerings.

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01/27/2007
Format:
bottle
ABV: 6.0 %
Appearance: 4.5
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 4
Total: 3.7
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