This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at Saranac's Autumn Pils.
This weekend's short respite from the winter weather that we had been experiencing in the Northeast provides the perfect excuse to review Saranac's Autumn Pils. The Autumn Pils is part of this year's 12 Beers A Falling mix pack which also includes the new Dark-tober Fest Lager (reviewed here kosherbeers.blogspot.com/2014/11/sunday-night-suds-saranac-dark-tober.html) old standards Black Forest (reviewed here kosherbeers.blogspot.com/2010/01/sunday-night-suds-saranac-black-forest.html), traditional Octoberfest (reviewed here kosherbeers.blogspot.com/2009/10/sunday-night-suds-saranac-octoberfest.html), Pumpkin Ale (reviewed here kosherbeers.blogspot.com/2008/11/sunday-night-suds-saranac-pumpkin-ale.html) and recently introduced Legacy IPA (reviewed here kosherbeers.blogspot.com/2014/02/sunday-night-suds-saranac-legacy-ipa.html).
I am not a big fan of pilsners, largely because they are the staple of macrobreweries and usually lack taste. However, I can appreciate when a craft brewery makes the effort and produces a decent pilsner. The Saranac Autumn Pils is true to the style and they have produced a clean, crisp pilsner which can be consumed on its own, or with light fare such as pizza or lightly fried foods. The beer pours a golden yellow, but significantly darker than the mass produced pilsners. There is a little bit of hop bite in each sip (maybe that's why I like it) and the perfect carbonation which is characteristic of Saranac brews.
Saranac Autumn Pils is under the Kosher Supervision of the Va'ad of Detroit as is every other beer produced at the Matt Brewery plant in Utica, NY. Keep in mind, Saranac brews some of its High Peaks series off site and these bottles do not have kosher certification from the Va'ad of Detroit.
To see what the experts on Beer Advocate think about this beer, please follow this link www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/99/134294.
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