This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at Saranac ADK Pils.
The ADK Pils is another of the new beers in the Saranac 12 Beers of Summer mix box which includes the Summer Golden Ale as well as the Summer Golden Ale (reviewed here http://kosherbeers.blogspot.com/2018/04/sunday-night-suds-saranac-summer-golden.html), the Tropical Storm IPA (which I suspect is the same as the Tropical Snow Storm IPA included in the 12 Beers of Winter mix box --reviewed here http://kosherbeers.blogspot.com/2017/11/sunday-night-suds-saranac-tropical-snow.html) and the Gen IV IPA (reviewed here - http://kosherbeers.blogspot.com/2015/08/sunday-night-suds-saranac-gen-iv-ipa.html).
The ADK Pils claims to be an American Pale Lager which the Saranac website indicates is made with a "blend of citrus American and spicy German hops such as Citra, Centennial and Saphir." I don't have familiarity with Saphir hops, but there was more of a bite than I would normally expect and which I attribute to the Centennial hops. There was decent carbonation which is the hallmark of the Matt Brewery beers and the lacing stayed on the glass for some time. The beer is 5.30 abv which is slightly elevated for a pilsner, but not obtrusive. I could see pairing this salad or pizza, but not a heavy meal.
Saranac ADK 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 has begun to brew many different varieties off site, so check bottles for kosher certification from the Va'ad of Detroit.
To see what the experts on Beer Advocate think about the brew, please follow this link www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/99/334065. (As of today there were no reviews, but maybe by the time you follow the link there will be!)
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