Saranac Octoberfest - Matt Brewing Company
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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
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
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
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
Saranac Octoberfest from Matt Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 435 ratings.