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Saranac Octoberfest - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac OctoberfestSaranac Octoberfest

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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 rfgetz:
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.18/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear, rusty copper color, little to no head. Scent leads with caramel malt and mineral water, some stale earthy hops. Taste is light and filled with notes of sweet caramel and residual sugar, light earthiness, little hops. Light bodied, moderately carbonated. A little too much sweet and not enough of anything else to be that good.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2012 18:59:49 | More by rfgetz
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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

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