Saranac Adirondack Lager (or the beer formerly known as Adirondack Amber)

Saranac Adirondack Lager
My first impression of Saranac Adirondack Lager was BLEH. Cold, the beer is bitter and boring. Pretty standard lager, only slightly more flavored than a Budweiser.

Let’s let this thing warm up…

Flavor does get slightly better as the beer warms. Bitterness isn’t as sharp, and the taste starts with a malty sweetness and finishes with some bitter. Smooth going down. Highly drinkable just like the label says.

Before I forget, I’ll mention that the head was plentiful. The ABV is relatively low: 5.5%.

So what’s the sum here? I really disliked the beer while it was cold, but enjoyed it much more as it warmed. That said, it feels like a slightly upscale Bud.

Thus far, Saranac isn’t blowing my doors off by any means. Now…back to watching Van Wilder.

Author: Joshua Dion

I write about beer in an un-intimidating way, welcoming beer lovers of all experience levels.