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Saranac Octoberfest - Matt Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
okay

424 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 424
Reviews: 266
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 13.66%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-15-2001)
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SonictheBeerhog

New York

3.6/5  rDev +4.7%

08-21-2014 03:53:19 | More by SonictheBeerhog
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microbrewlover

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

This brew pours an orange/brown color with a light white head and light lacing. There is medium carbonation.

The smell is sweet and roasted malts, caramel and brown sugar. There is just the lightest hint of floral hops.

The taste follows the nose with heavy sweet and some roasted malts dominating, a little caramel taste then light floral hops at the end. Just enough to keep this brew from becoming too sweet.

Overall this is a good Oktoberfest offering. Pretty typical for the style, it did not blow me away but it is worth trying.

08-21-2014 00:31:32 | More by microbrewlover
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TheWillMitch

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +9%

08-18-2014 01:18:41 | More by TheWillMitch
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Phigg1102

New York

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

08-07-2014 17:35:31 | More by Phigg1102
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -12.8%

08-01-2014 00:16:39 | More by Doomcifer
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

07-24-2014 22:20:47 | More by atlbravsrno1
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speedball33

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +16.3%

07-23-2014 17:20:41 | More by speedball33
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

07-01-2014 22:02:01 | More by williamjbauer
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sebaastionb

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

05-24-2014 14:43:13 | More by sebaastionb
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +16.3%

05-08-2014 22:27:28 | More by Durandal_777
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Uncledoobz

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

05-04-2014 02:06:16 | More by Uncledoobz
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +9%

04-17-2014 20:56:37 | More by SkinniePost
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AMCimpi

New York

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

04-17-2014 18:03:40 | More by AMCimpi
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ZOSO2192

New York

3/5  rDev -12.8%

03-30-2014 18:58:25 | More by ZOSO2192
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12.8%

01-20-2014 00:46:12 | More by Lehighace06
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boszormeny

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

01-05-2014 19:44:54 | More by boszormeny
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +9%

01-05-2014 04:14:26 | More by jaydoc
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TeamMathis

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +9%

Appearance: Slightly cloudy copper.
Smell: Honey.
Taste: Honey, maybe honey biscuits.

I normally am not all too impressed with Saranac's offerings, but I really enjoyed this one. Honey (more so than caramel) was the dominant sense in both smell and taste. And with the taste, it was a warming honey biscuit. Very drinkable and enjoyable. I will probably get this again next year.

12-31-2013 06:29:50 | More by TeamMathis
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aqualung23

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

12-24-2013 21:14:04 | More by aqualung23
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ElijahRivera

New York

3.06/5  rDev -11%

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Consumed in October during my own mini-Oktoberfest.

A- Moderate carbonation is visible through the completely transparent, dark orange/light copper colored body. Unimpressive head dies to nothing before I took my first sip.

S- Sweet malts. Awfully one dimensional.

T- Starts off with the same sweet malts then transitions to a bitter, earthy hop finish. A little grassy in neither a bad nor good way.

M- Thin bodied. Low carbonation. Bitter finish.

O- My own mini-Oktoberfest consisted of a blind side-by-side-by-side tasting of Oktoberfests by Sam Adams, Saranac, and Dundee. Somewhat surprisingly, Saranac came in last. I'm not very well versed in Oktoberfests, but Saranac seemed to be a below average Oktoberfest and about average overall.

12-19-2013 04:52:20 | More by ElijahRivera
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Proclarush

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

12-06-2013 01:55:08 | More by Proclarush
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Jlabs

New York

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

11-24-2013 02:16:41 | More by Jlabs
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lovindahops

New York

4/5  rDev +16.3%

11-24-2013 00:26:26 | More by lovindahops
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nyyfanatic213

New York

3.72/5  rDev +8.1%

11-18-2013 00:26:30 | More by nyyfanatic213
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Druss157

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +16.3%

11-17-2013 05:02:54 | More by Druss157
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Saranac Octoberfest from Matt Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 424 ratings.