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Saranac Octoberfest - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac OctoberfestSaranac Octoberfest

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449 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 449
Reviews: 271
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 7
Gots: 15 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

klimoja, Nov 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

buzzy, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of biggiet
3.19/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A-poured a brownish transparent color with a tan disapating head. Nice in a curvy glass.

S-light smelling hard to pick up tho

T-tastes kind of woodsy, maybe earthy but nothing spectacular i guess. Not a bad octoberfest but not the best that i've had.

M-really grabs on and lays very light...very drinkable.

O-not mouth filling flavorful but maybe because i am not experienced enough in octoberfest beers not sure. But compared to a few others i have had it's ok. If you are standing in the store right now reading this like i have in the past...check the next brand. If you are mixing a sixer...give it a whirl!

biggiet, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of Jeffreysan
2.98/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, hazy, amber color, speckled with red and orange highlights, with half of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and formed wispy clouds that almost completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Not much in the aroma department, either that, or I’m stuffed up. I get practically no aroma at all.

Taste: This beer is a little thin in the flavor department as well. I get some malt and some caramel sweetness, but overall, it’s rather thin, almost bland.

Mouthfeel: Medium with some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 5.1%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: I’m disappointed in this beer. Not much going on at all, it’s just….there. I wouldn’t turn it away if offered, (and there wasn’t any other beers to drink), but I’m not looking for it either, in fact, I’m passing on this one next Oktoberfest.

Jeffreysan, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of digitalflood
3.51/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Saranac Octoberfest (2013) - Slightly faint floral aroma with a bit of coriander and bread. Excellent head retention and lacing. Very active small bubbles in the carbonation. Caramel color. Smooth mouthfeel. Muted lager hops on the nose. A little toast. Mid-palate gets a little bolder. Strong lager hops with muted floral undertones. Crisp and full but not overbearing. Strong floral hops notes on the back palate. Good breaded malt notes. A bit of nuts and wood. Aftertaste is good traditional German Lager. Light lingering citrus and pine notes. Not a particularly good Octoberfest-- a bit more hoppy and more lager notes than you would expect for variety. Normally more malty, but that's okay-- it's a good lager nevertheless and very drinkable. Pretty good overall. 3.4 out of 5.

digitalflood, Oct 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

ZEB89, Oct 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

chrishiker1409, Oct 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

bsm80x, Oct 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

HRamz3, Oct 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

FroggieG, Oct 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

nodder, Oct 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Didier, Oct 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

rcatalano, Oct 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

CaverDave, Oct 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

squack, Oct 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

scottbrew4u, Oct 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

mkh895, Oct 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Agnazub, Oct 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

yuenglingade, Oct 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

fishguyac, Oct 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

FCRICH, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of FilumDee
3.75/5  rDev +9%

FilumDee, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of Gavage
3.33/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

Gavage, Oct 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

1BadblueSS, Oct 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

bconsidine, Oct 03, 2013
Saranac Octoberfest from Matt Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 449 ratings.