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RATINGS: 314   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Saranac Octoberfest is a rich flavorful lager. We use imported two-row and crystal malt and balance it with the pleasant bitterness of Saaz and Tettang hops.


2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - FEB 11, 2003
I could sense a light caramel taste in this beer. The amber color looked almost fake to remidning me of a killians.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
manolager (20) - Kansas, USA - MAY 15, 2003
Nice color and head but tended to be flat on the first taste. Metalic finish and moderately smooth.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
raymow (985) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2003
See through reddish-orange coloring, no aroma that I can detect, and not much in the way of flavor. This tastes more like any old lager than a "limited release" Oktoberfest. I expected more from Saranac - most of their beers are quite drinkable. Maybe I got a leftover bottle from last year or something?

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2003
In my books not considered an O'fest. More like a read ale. Very good beer though. It has nice malt flavors. Reddish color to the beer. Some malt and some hops, but not much. Not much to distiguish about this beer, but it drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2003
Clear, copper orange, big malty nose with hints of caramel and saaz. Decent body with nice malt flavors, not sure how I feel about the hops, for it makes ita bit astrigent but not bad.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
hopscotch (10015) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2003 Clear, deep amber lager. Small, frothy, off-white head. Hearty and malty nose with an alcoholic and beefy punch. Disappointing flavor. No real flavor to speak of. Slightly sweet. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2003
Pours a reddish amber, with a pale medium head that fades away fast. Hoppy aroma, nothing much else discernable. Definately unspectacular. I taste some malt and hops, reminds me of a Rolling Rock. Enough said.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2003
More of an Red lager than an O'fest. Not a bad beer overall. No Munich character typical of an O'fest. Nothing to distinguish itself from other beers. It's just....there.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DYCSoccer17 (3466) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 17, 2003
Pours a coppery orange with a moderate off-white head with nice staying-power. Nose is rather hoppy (hoppier than the victory I just tried). Very hoppy in the start, and stays pretty hoppy throughout into a slight bitterness at the end, which transforms into a smoothness. A pretty good beer that I believe is more true to it's style than the Victory.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2003
Not too bad. Decent copper colored beer with an off-white head. Nothing really stands out about this beer but it is pretty drinkable.


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