Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Beer of the day #2


So, today's beer of the day is from NYC and it's Saranac Adirondack Lager. Bit of a mouthful!
This mouthful pours amber, slightly lighter than it's neighbour from Brooklyn but still darker than the average lager beer.
On the nose there are hints of peach and soap no less! The body is medium and it has a good mouth fell to it. It's my understanding that they've used Cascade and Hallertauer hops and they've certainly put them to good use, the beer itself is very well balanced, it has an almost American style pale ale quality to it which I find very refreshing and extremely drinkable. We've had it on at The Rake for a couple of months now and it finally seems to be shifting quite well.
The bitterness fades but not too quickly, I have to say this style of beer is growing on me and I can definitely recommend it.

3 comments:

Sid Boggle said...

Saranac isn't from NYC, rather from NY state. You're probably right about Brooklyn being a neighbour, though, as FX Matt brews Saranac and also contract brews several Brooklyn beers.

Apollo 83 said...

Shame about the Saranac Pomegranate Wheat...

Rabidbarfly said...

Boggle - NYS them ;P