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

BA SCORE
79
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538 Ratings
Saranac Our Octoberfest German Style LagerSaranac Our Octoberfest German Style Lager
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-15-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
538
Reviews:
281
Avg:
3.46
pDev:
13.29%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
79
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 538 |  Reviews: 281
Photo of ScottK22
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PA-hunter
4.24/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter glass. 5.4% abv

Appearance- Pours a drak amber with two finger head quick to dissipate. Clear.

Smell- Caramel, toasted malt, grains.

Taste- Toasted cracker, nutty flavor, Caramel. Becoming more toasted and grainy, slight bitter finish retaining some sweetness from the malt as well.

Mouthfeel- Medium in body with medium carbonation.

Overall- A fine Oktoberfest, great example.Easy drinking and smooth with good malt notes. Well done.

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Photo of PhillyNole
3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BAsbill
3.4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of baconfromwalmart
3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

L: Clear toasted acorn brown, thin beige lacing around the rim.
S: Not much of a nose, but some malt coming through. Not as malty and warm smelling as some of my favorite Oktoberfests.
T: This is a little more on the bland side. Definitely slightly sweet toasty malty goodness in there, it just doesn't seem as prominent.
F: Pretty good, smooth and on the thinner side with a little something at the end.
O: Not bad at all, I was just expecting a more robust malt flavor. I'd have this again, thought it wouldn't be my first choice for an Oktoberfest

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Photo of robinkimballbrand
4.6/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of riversglow
3.81/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Jsalz21
2.59/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jeff_ODell
3.06/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Leiermann
3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of groggycorpse196
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of vabeerguy
3.54/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Nice color, somewhat clear. What is notable is the light hoppy taste from start to finish. This taste seems somewhat different from other craft Octoberfest beer I have had. Nonetheless, this is a very drinkable beer and one that you should try.

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Photo of Midwestbrew18
3.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robebo44
3.02/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Icemann383
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of utopiajane
3.67/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Original and quite to style. Color is perfect. Bright clear beer with a cream colored head that was on the fast side to fall but left some spots and streaks of lace. Clean nose with a slight malty aroma. Taste it soft creamy malt. The hops in this one show only a swift cool breath of herbal as they finish the beer . On the nose though the perle shows off a hint of spice. There is a balancing bitterness. A touch thinner than some other oktoberfests in the finish. Saphir hops show you a pleasant moment of citrus juiciness in the swallow but do not outdo themselves or the beer with it. The reason I was a bit stingy in the taste category and overall is because there is a touch of hops bitter that finishes this beer. It's not that much but it does make it appear thinner. Also that citrus taste brought the rating a touch lower.

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

Photo of Brian_L-2056
3.3/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Has a nice slightly hoppy smell when u open the bottle. Pours a really nice dark golden color with a decent light cream color head. Good carbonation and lacing throughout enjoyment. Taste is rather strong and hoppy up front with a slightly dry finish. Can definitely taste the malty flavor. Taste more like and Pale ale or IPA to me. Enjoy it for the experience but would probably not buy it again

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

Photo of FreshButterbeer
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JednoPivoProsim
3.39/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 Fl. Oz. bottle into a pint glass. BB JAN 31, 2015.

Look: Pours an amber body with a thin off white head.

Smell: Thin aroma of earthy nutty malts.

Taste: Biscuity, toasty, nutty. Slightly sweet caramel.

Feel: Smooth, yet relatively light. Not quite watery, but not a ton of body.

Overall: Not a bad tasting Octoberfest. Pretty decent overall.

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

Photo of Hellpop65
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of LoganMc
3.4/5  rDev -1.7%

Saranac Our Octoberfest German Style Lager from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
3.46 out of 5 based on 538 ratings.
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