Saranac Octoberfest - Matt Brewing Company
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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
3.75/5 rDev +9%
Appearance: Slightly cloudy copper.
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
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
Saranac Octoberfest from Matt Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 429 ratings.