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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DosWeenos99 (10) - Park Ridge, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2002
Extremely drinkable, one not to limit to only the fall. Bought a few cases to drink all winter long.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 8, 2002
Decent drinkable beer. but nothin to go gaga over.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 30, 2002
New rating: The same as the old rating. I’m not changing anything. 12/01: The beer was OK until I swallowed it. This happened for the whole glass. About ten times better than anything AB has ever made.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
obxdude10 (2022) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2002
Decent marzen style brew, pretty good malt character, nice balance

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iconoclast7399 (4) - USA - NOV 5, 2002 does not count
A good winter beer. Had a few while playin some PS2 over at Gsmitty80’s house. good stuff. bitter-ish. Worth trying

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 4, 2002
No discernable aroma. Light, boring monolithic malt with rather noticeable but not in any way interesting hops in flavor and on finish. Really nothing special and probably the worst Octoberfest this year.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Steak (124) - New York, USA - NOV 2, 2002
This brew gave me a good reminder of a atyle I normally enjoy, but that’s about all it did for me. It reminded me of the hearty malts in octoberfests. It reminded me of an understated hops finish. This brew is a close approximation of the things a marzen/octoberfest should be, and like any other saranac product in that it is drinkable, relatively cheap and over-carbonated.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gsmitty80 (1791) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 30, 2002
I havent had any other beers from Saranac but this one is very tasty. The appearance is not as dark as i thought for an oktoberfest but a nice long lasting head. Not a bad oktoberfest and it only cost me 18$.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2002
Light caramel odor. Taste mixes sweet with bitter. Perhaps it is a bit too heavy on the tetnang. Good malt mix, but not quite enough of it. One of the lightest oktoberfests I have had. Not terrible, but not really good.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11328) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 14, 2002
Sweet caramel and molasses aroma. The taste ismostly caramel malt but also some earthy hoppiness. The palate is slightly watery.


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