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Saratoga Lager - Mendocino Brewing Company

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Saratoga LagerSaratoga Lager

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BA SCORE
81
good

90 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 12.18%
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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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.

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Saratoga Lager from Mendocino Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.