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Saranac Our Octoberfest German Style Lager | Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
New York, United States
saranac.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Fall

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-15-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,649
Reviews:
283
Ratings:
545
pDev:
13.29%
Bros Score:
3.75
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
83
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 545 |  Reviews: 283
Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AccipiterofBeer
3.39/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
3.91/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Looks clear dark copper/light amber with a big creamy off white head. The retention is very solid, and sheets of lacing are left behind.
Smells of toasted malts, rich brown bread, some caramel and toffee, and faint herbal hops.
Huge toasted brown bread, some caramel and toffee, with a faint hint of herbal hops on the finish. Excellent brown sugar sweetness, but crisp with some balance.
Great Märzen!

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Photo of GotWad629
5/5  rDev +44.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Put this up in a blind tasting between Ayinger and sierra and it landed as the clear winner. Fantastic marzen.

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Photo of edward_boumil
3.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L: Look is a standard marzen, very clear, nice head retention
S: Faint, but once again standard. Toffee, caramel, toast, some floral hops
T: Good but flavors appear somewhat muted. Nothing particularly bad about it at all, but leaves me wanting more, touch more sweetness, a bit more malt. Definitely has a nice hop finish but it isn't balanced out well by malts
F: Medium high carb, light, super refreshing, easy drinking.
O: So-so marzen, not something to actively seek out but definitely not something to be avoided either.

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Photo of faatcase
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CNoj012
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Noelito76
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of FrankShirley
3.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wafers
3.52/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikr
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thebeers
3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear light orange-amber color with two fingers of tan-tinted head that dissipate to leave heavy lacing. Big bready aroma, just mildly sweet with faint floral hops behind. Light tasting, with the sweet caramel malt, a very mildly toasted character and touch of hop bitterness that could make a great Octoberfest, but more watered down than necessary. Light bodied with a fairly dry finish. With just a little more heft, this would be very strong, but as is, it's average at best. At least it's easy drinking and none too sweet.

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Photo of HermitDan
3.3/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MisledTitan
3.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beltz15
3.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HattedClassic
3.64/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a nice head that lingers a while. The beer itself is a clear copper color that looks very nice and very appealing.

The beer smell is good with a nice and balanced hop and malt note. The malt note consists of a nice moderate caramel note while the hop is a nice floral note that has a nice bitterness to it.

The taste doesn't exactly follow the smell. It has the same moderate caramel malt note but the floral hop note is a bit lighter. The taste also introduces a bready yeast note that works well with the caramel.

The body is medium but feels thin to me with a nice and tingling carbonation running through it.

Overall, a decent oktoberefest given what you're probably paying for and definitely refreshing.

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Photo of Fitzy01
3.42/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigMike
3.73/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of udfan07
3.94/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very drinkable Octoberfest beer. Nice taste and easy to drink. Not much flavor profile to the beer itself but very malty and a little hoppy for an Octoberfest beer.

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Photo of thoglund
3.41/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Squire123
3.64/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SurrenderToTheFlow95
3.77/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Walleybeer
3.86/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OldBrewer
3.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rolltide8425
3.47/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Saranac Our Octoberfest German Style Lager from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 545 ratings
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