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RATINGS: 313   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79   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.


2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
raymow (831) - 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?

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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DYCSoccer17 (3351) - 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.

2.5
   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.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
hopscotch (9388) - 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.

2.7
   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.

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.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
crazyvin (1979) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
xmandax (130) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2003
this was actually one of my favorite oktoberfests this season. that probably says a lot about the other brews i tried, but really this is not bad. much better than anything else i've had from matt's.


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