Saranac Octoberfest - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac OctoberfestSaranac Octoberfest

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BA SCORE
78
okay

493 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 493
Reviews: 276
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 13.66%
Wants: 6
Gots: 35 | 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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2.51/5  rDev -27%

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3.76/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Color and appearance is good but the aroma and taste has too much floral hops for the style. Also, the mouthfeel was rather watery which accentuated the bitter finish. Somewhat surprising considering how well balanced the Saranac pumpkin is.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.44/5  rDev 0%

Photo of fx20736
2.93/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought a single bottle from Wegman's Hylan Dr on 10/5/14. Served in a dimpled mug at fridge temp.

Look: Medium amber with a thin white head.

Smell: sweetish with some spicy hops

Taste: caramel sweetness is not balanced by enough hops

Feel: ok, I guess

overall: mediocre

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4.2/5  rDev +22.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.55/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.24/5  rDev +23.3%

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4.1/5  rDev +19.2%

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3.2/5  rDev -7%

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3.76/5  rDev +9.3%

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 - 3.75)

Smelled more hops than I’d thought. Citrus hops, coriander, lemon zest, floral hops, iced tea, caramel, light Cascade hops and some lime. (Smell - 3.88)

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 - 3.75)

Light body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt finish. (Feel - 3.63)

A decent Oktoberfest. (Overall - 3.75)

3.76 | 85 | B+

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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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.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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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.

Saranac Octoberfest from Matt Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 493 ratings.