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Saranac Octoberfest - Matt Brewing Company

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470 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 470
Reviews: 273
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 13.62%
Wants: 7
Gots: 24 | 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.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

jaydoc, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of TeamMathis
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Slightly cloudy copper.
Smell: Honey.
Taste: Honey, maybe honey biscuits.

I normally am not all too impressed with Saranac's offerings, but I really enjoyed this one. Honey (more so than caramel) was the dominant sense in both smell and taste. And with the taste, it was a warming honey biscuit. Very drinkable and enjoyable. I will probably get this again next year.

TeamMathis, Dec 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

aqualung23, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of ElijahRivera
3.06/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Consumed in October during my own mini-Oktoberfest.

A- Moderate carbonation is visible through the completely transparent, dark orange/light copper colored body. Unimpressive head dies to nothing before I took my first sip.

S- Sweet malts. Awfully one dimensional.

T- Starts off with the same sweet malts then transitions to a bitter, earthy hop finish. A little grassy in neither a bad nor good way.

M- Thin bodied. Low carbonation. Bitter finish.

O- My own mini-Oktoberfest consisted of a blind side-by-side-by-side tasting of Oktoberfests by Sam Adams, Saranac, and Dundee. Somewhat surprisingly, Saranac came in last. I'm not very well versed in Oktoberfests, but Saranac seemed to be a below average Oktoberfest and about average overall.

ElijahRivera, Dec 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Proclarush, Dec 06, 2013
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Jlabs, Nov 24, 2013
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lovindahops, Nov 24, 2013
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nyyfanatic213, Nov 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

Druss157, Nov 17, 2013
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klimoja, Nov 16, 2013
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buzzy, Nov 15, 2013
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3.19/5  rDev -7.5%
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
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2.98/5  rDev -13.6%
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
Saranac Octoberfest from Matt Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 470 ratings.