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Saranac Octoberfest - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac OctoberfestSaranac Octoberfest

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BA SCORE
79
okay

417 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 417
Reviews: 265
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 13.66%
Wants: 5
Gots: 7 | 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 gilman:
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gilman

New York

3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a copper color and a small yet respectable white head. As the beer head settles a little lace is left behind. The beer has a good aroma, hops with a bit of malt in it and a few spices, maybe some caramel. It has a full body but more syrupy that I expect in a ocktoberfest but at the same time it goes down easily. I think I could drink a number of these without complaint. The flavor is malt an hops. There are certainly some toasted grains in there, and maybe a hint of spices. Not much in the way of hops, but there is a slight lingering. Over all not a bad rendering.

Serving type: growler

11-08-2009 21:14:01 | More by gilman
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TeamMathis

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3.75/5  rDev +9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Maryland

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New York

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12.8%

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biggiet

Pennsylvania

3.19/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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!

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2013 00:52:25 | More by biggiet
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Jeffreysan

Maryland

2.98/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, hazy, amber color, speckled with red and orange highlights, with half of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and formed wispy clouds that almost completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Not much in the aroma department, either that, or I’m stuffed up. I get practically no aroma at all.

Taste: This beer is a little thin in the flavor department as well. I get some malt and some caramel sweetness, but overall, it’s rather thin, almost bland.

Mouthfeel: Medium with some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 5.1%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: I’m disappointed in this beer. Not much going on at all, it’s just….there. I wouldn’t turn it away if offered, (and there wasn’t any other beers to drink), but I’m not looking for it either, in fact, I’m passing on this one next Oktoberfest.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2013 01:19:06 | More by Jeffreysan
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digitalflood

New York

3.51/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Saranac Octoberfest (2013) - Slightly faint floral aroma with a bit of coriander and bread. Excellent head retention and lacing. Very active small bubbles in the carbonation. Caramel color. Smooth mouthfeel. Muted lager hops on the nose. A little toast. Mid-palate gets a little bolder. Strong lager hops with muted floral undertones. Crisp and full but not overbearing. Strong floral hops notes on the back palate. Good breaded malt notes. A bit of nuts and wood. Aftertaste is good traditional German Lager. Light lingering citrus and pine notes. Not a particularly good Octoberfest-- a bit more hoppy and more lager notes than you would expect for variety. Normally more malty, but that's okay-- it's a good lager nevertheless and very drinkable. Pretty good overall. 3.4 out of 5.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2013 00:02:14 | More by digitalflood
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

10-28-2013 23:25:30 | More by ZEB89
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Saranac Octoberfest from Matt Brewing Company
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