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Saranac Octoberfest - Matt Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
okay

420 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 420
Reviews: 265
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 5
Gots: 8 | 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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Reviews by gabedivision:
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gabedivision

New York

3.63/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle to a pint glass.

Pours a nice clear chestnut amber color with a 1 finger head that slides to a thin lace on the edge of the glass. Smells of a good malty backbone, hints of caramel, and a nice touch of spice. The taste is of nice blended malts, sweet caramel, spices clove and ginger a touch metallic on the finish. Light on the feel, nice fresh, watery lager. Very drinkable, good price, good choice for a Marzen.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2011 01:49:14 | More by gabedivision
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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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.

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A-poured a brownish transparent color with a tan disapating head. Nice in a curvy glass.

S-light smelling hard to pick up tho

T-tastes kind of woodsy, maybe earthy but nothing spectacular i guess. Not a bad octoberfest but not the best that i've had.

M-really grabs on and lays very light...very drinkable.

O-not mouth filling flavorful but maybe because i am not experienced enough in octoberfest beers not sure. But compared to a few others i have had it's ok. If you are standing in the store right now reading this like i have in the past...check the next brand. If you are mixing a sixer...give it a whirl!

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Saranac Octoberfest from Matt Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 420 ratings.