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Saranac Octoberfest - Matt Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
okay

450 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 450
Reviews: 271
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 7
Gots: 16 | 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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3.79/5  rDev +10.2%

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Boulevard pint glass
From: From my brother
Price: N/A
Purchased: N/A
Consumed: Sept. 8, 2014
Misc.: Best by Jan. 31, 2015

Poured a caramel auburn color with 1-to-2 fingers of off white head. Nice string of bubbles. Minimal wet lacing along the sides of the glass. Below average retention on the tops. (Sight - 3.80)

Smelled more hops than I’d thought. Citrus hops, coriander, lemon zest, floral hops, iced tea, caramel, light Cascade hops and some lime. (Smell - 3.94)

Taste wasn’t quite as good as the nose. Got iced tea, citrus hops, lime rind, coriander, caramel, lemon zest, toffee, light wet Cascade hops, some rye hops, nutmeg and corn malts. (Taste - 3.76)

Light body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt finish. (Feel - 3.65)

A decent Oktoberfest. (Overall - 3.77)

3.79 | 85 | B+

BucannonXC5, Thursday at 05:47 AM
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

KerryCummins1977, Sep 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

It doesn't have the punch of an Otter Creek or Thomas Hooker Oktoberfest, but as 'The Bros' point out, it is extremely drinkable. Not a session beer, but definitely a beer to pair with brauts & sauerkraut.

Carolvs, Sep 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

paulytasker, Sep 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Dwkasper, Sep 11, 2014
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3.15/5  rDev -8.4%

A little on the pricey side but a well rounded beer nonetheless. Smooth from the start with gentle malt flavor and a hint floral grains on the finish. Flavor lasts a second or too after swallowing. Nothing spectacular here but a good starter to the style. Very drinkable.

18CGL, Sep 10, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

delia0027, Sep 09, 2014
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2/5  rDev -41.9%

Nichols33, Sep 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Boone757, Sep 08, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +20.9%

TCurtis881, Sep 07, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +32.6%

Bguz, Sep 07, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +19.8%

Upstate24fan, Sep 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

TheBeerdedCharmer, Sep 06, 2014
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3.24/5  rDev -5.8%

LeahM, Sep 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

LutherBrau, Sep 02, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +10.5%

wisegreensoul, Sep 01, 2014
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3.12/5  rDev -9.3%

Deezwart, Aug 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Mediocre. Typical for Saranac; not great, but not exactly bad. I would take it if nothing else good were available, but it lacks any punch or character.

logicalparadox, Aug 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

monkeybeerbelly, Aug 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Boggdogg, Aug 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

A great representation of the style by an American brewer! The mouthfeel is a bit thin for my taste, but otherwise, this is a fine brew indeed.

slym, Aug 26, 2014
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3.3/5  rDev -4.1%

AlpacaAlpaca, Aug 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

kuhndog, Aug 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

jburd19, Aug 23, 2014
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Saranac Octoberfest from Matt Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 450 ratings.