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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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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.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Mediocre. Typical for Saranac; not great, but not bad. I would take it if nothing else good were available. It's not a bad Oktoberfest (so, as one of my favorite styles it gains points for that). Malty, smooth... Biscuity, with a cracker finish. But a bit thin, lacking in carbonation, and underwhelming.

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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.

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3.6/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

This brew pours an orange/brown color with a light white head and light lacing. There is medium carbonation.

The smell is sweet and roasted malts, caramel and brown sugar. There is just the lightest hint of floral hops.

The taste follows the nose with heavy sweet and some roasted malts dominating, a little caramel taste then light floral hops at the end. Just enough to keep this brew from becoming too sweet.

Overall this is a good Oktoberfest offering. Pretty typical for the style, it did not blow me away but it is worth trying.

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