This week's (belated) Sunday Night Suds looks at Saranac's Adirondack Lager.
For those confused by the term Adirondack Lager, let me end the suspense. There is no beer style called Adirondack Lager. This beer is merely Saranac's take on a classic German Amber Lager and because they are based in upstate New York, they have termed the brew an Adirondack Lager.
Before getting to the beer itself, I need to take issue with the experts at BA who I usually rely on for classifying the beers that I review. The BA site terms the Saranac Adirondack Lager a German Pilsner, but the Saranac website (http://www.saranac.com/page/adirondack-lager ) calls this a German Amber Lager and the beer itself does not taste or look like a Pilsner.
The beer poured a rich apricot color with a small amount of froth. The brew has some floral notes and a little hop bite, certainly a lot more full bodied than the average American take on Pilsner.
This beer would go well with pizza, lasagna or other cheesy type dishes. While I prefer meat meals to dairy, this brew would be a nice shavuous meal accompaniment (yes I know we are closing in on Rosh Hashana, but the beer is more in tune with dairy meals, maybe you can save it for that one milchig meal that gets served over this year's three day yom tov).
Saranac Adirondack Lager is under the Kosher Supervision of the Va'ad of Detroit, as is every other brew produced by Saranac. To see what the experts on Beer Advocate think about Saranac Adirondack Lager, please follow this link http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/99/903.
As always, please remember to drink responsibly and to never waste good beer unless there is no designated driver.
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