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Saranac Octoberfest - Matt Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
okay

429 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 429
Reviews: 267
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 13.66%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | 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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FCRICH

New York

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

10-05-2013 23:05:15 | More by FCRICH
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FilumDee

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +9%

10-05-2013 21:10:08 | More by FilumDee
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.33/5  rDev -3.2%

Appearance: pours an orange color with a 1/4" head that falls apart quickly.

Smell: very little aroma as only some malt sweetness is hard to detect,

Taste: malt profile is a bit mild with some slight nuttiness, and a bit of ripe dark fruits. Bitterness is very mild.

Mouthfeel: lighter side of a medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp throughout. Short lasting aftertaste.

Overall: a very weak flavored oktoberfest beer that is easy to consume, but lacks the satisfaction expected from the style.

10-04-2013 22:34:44 | More by Gavage
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1BadblueSS

New York

4/5  rDev +16.3%

10-04-2013 20:47:50 | More by 1BadblueSS
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bconsidine

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

10-03-2013 15:28:34 | More by bconsidine
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jmw4437

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +9%

10-01-2013 23:51:27 | More by jmw4437
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AmitC

New York

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

09-29-2013 19:34:50 | More by AmitC
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broadway848

New York

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

09-27-2013 23:55:04 | More by broadway848
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.73/5  rDev +8.4%

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a brownish tinted amber color with a one finger head of pure white foam. The head has a good level of staying power, fading slowly over time to leave a decent level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is of a lightly roasted malt aroma with some nice aromas of a caramel sweetness. A light amount of spice is there as well giving an overall sweet and lightly roasted Oktoberfest aroma overall.

Taste –The taste begins with a lightly roasted and bready flavor with a strong showing of caramel. As the flavor advances from the initial, the flavor initially sweetens even more with some brown sugar flavors coming to the tongue. The roasted gets a bit stronger more toward the middle of the taste with other flavors of spice coming to the tongue. The sweeter flavors, at the same time, start to dwindle with a light herbal flavor that comes to the tongue. In the end the mix of flavors leaves a sweeter roasted and lightly hopped flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium side with a carbonation level that is on the medium side as well. Both are fitting for the style and make for a rather easy drinking style.

Overall –An overall easy drinking, sweeter Oktoberfest. Rather tasty overall and not bad for the price.

09-27-2013 02:02:01 | More by Darkmagus82
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Sspeer1

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -12.8%

09-25-2013 02:03:43 | More by Sspeer1
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msondel

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +9%

09-21-2013 02:19:28 | More by msondel
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bshiban

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12.8%

09-20-2013 19:30:36 | More by bshiban
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Iamstryker

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -12.8%

09-20-2013 16:49:29 | More by Iamstryker
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

09-20-2013 02:11:19 | More by BeerForMuscle
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spedprof

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

09-19-2013 02:48:58 | More by spedprof
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stella77artois

New York

3.61/5  rDev +4.9%

12 oz bottle poured into wine glass.

A - Ruby-brown-amber, a lot of ruby when put to a light. Just a bit of carbonation showing. A thin, half-inch head appeared and dissipated somewhat quickly.

S - Lot's of strong malt up front, and a grassy aroma. A general fermenty aroma as well. Really not much going on, but not unpleasant.

T - Same with the aroma. Lot's of strong malt is noticeable up front, as well as a dirt-type bitterness. Not a hoppy bitterness, as I couldn't taste anything as far as hops. A bit of cocoa in the aftertaste. As with the aroma, not much going on, but it's not a bad tasting beer.

F - Very drinkable. Could be a session beer even, if consumed slowly. Easy on the throat and tongue.

O - Not a whole lot going on, and I've certainly had better Marzen's, but this isn't a bad beer, and won't mind drinking it again. Doesn't have the sweetness than can damage some Marzens, and is crisp and clean like a regular Lager of Pilsener would be.

09-17-2013 17:28:38 | More by stella77artois
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beans923

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +9%

09-16-2013 00:57:08 | More by beans923
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57md

Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev +5.8%

Pours a clear light copper with two fingers of off-white head that retained for a long time and left nice lacing behind. The nose is malty and bready - typical for this style. Malt is definitely present in the flavor profile, but the body is a bit light for style. The finish is pleasantly dry. This offering is not excellent, but it is a pretty good effort.

09-15-2013 03:57:19 | More by 57md
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DRobCity

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

09-15-2013 03:13:34 | More by DRobCity
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soupieman

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

09-14-2013 21:04:54 | More by soupieman
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williahd

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

09-13-2013 13:13:09 | More by williahd
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tipofthetongue

New York

3.75/5  rDev +9%

09-10-2013 05:07:57 | More by tipofthetongue
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Lynch52

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +9%

09-09-2013 17:48:57 | More by Lynch52
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FreshButterbeer

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

09-09-2013 17:48:44 | More by FreshButterbeer
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SiegeSpitfire

New York

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

09-09-2013 08:34:12 | More by SiegeSpitfire
Saranac Octoberfest from Matt Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 429 ratings.