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Saranac Octoberfest - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac OctoberfestSaranac Octoberfest

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494 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 494
Reviews: 277
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 6
Gots: 37 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-15-2001

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Ratings: 494 | Reviews: 277
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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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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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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)

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Saranac Octoberfest from Matt Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 494 ratings.