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Saratoga Lager - Mendocino Brewing Company

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Saratoga LagerSaratoga Lager

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BA SCORE
81
good

85 Ratings
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 12.46%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mendocino Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed in the grand tradition of Vienna Lagers in Austria and Marzenbiers of Munich, Saratoga Lager is a smooth, medium bodied lager with a pale copper color and a rich aroma. German hops and Munich malt impart an intriguing balance between light, soft bitterness and a refreshing sweetness.

(Beer added by: mentor on 10-19-2005)
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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Virginia

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New York

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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Zetcha7x

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -15%

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gwiedman1

New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

02-08-2014 22:41:54 | More by gwiedman1
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

One of my local, in-person traders, Sam Knocken, provided me with this and one other in the Saratoga series.

From the bottle: "Fresh Brewed in Saratoga Springs, New York."; "Handcrafted with an 'old World' attention to detail & brewed in the grand tradition of the Marzenbiers of Germany, Saratoga Lager is smooth & medium-bodied with a rich aroma. German hops and imported Munich malt impart an intriguing balance between its soft bitterness & refreshing sweetness,"

My aggro pour created three massive fingers of dense, tawny head with good retention. Color was a deep-copper (SRM = > 17, < 22) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had an almost syrup-like sweetness from the malt. The bottle's verbiage left me quizzical, but it is almost certainly a Marzen/Oktoberfest. Mouthfeel was soft, not much above medium-bodied, with a distinct malty sweetness in the mouth. I really did not get much in the way of hops, but that is probably just as well, given the style. Once more, it was a bit sweet of a beer for my taste, but it was certainly a solid beer overall.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 14:55:06 | More by woodychandler
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Wortman1998

New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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CuseDogg

New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +13.3%

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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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jp312

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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EFR94

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15%

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metter98

New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is relatively clear light amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin off white head that died down, leaving some patches of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of toasted and bready malts are present in the nose along with notes of dark fruits and hints of spices.
T: The overall taste very much follows the smell and is quite malty with notes of dark fruits—plums and raisins seem to stand out in particular—and some hints of spicy hops towards the finish. Only faint hints of bitterness are perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this beer to be quite drinkable despite its maltiness. It's quite flavorful for the style and almost seems like a "light" version of a bock.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2013 01:53:27 | More by metter98
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JohnNasso

New York

3/5  rDev -15%

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New York

4/5  rDev +13.3%

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Saratoga Lager from Mendocino Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.