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RATINGS: 319   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tnkw01 (1710) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle. Amber copper color. Light head. Gain, malt aroma. Taste is a malty, slightly sweet flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nuplastikk (5754) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 15, 2013
12oz bottle. Slightly hazy but assumably filtered orange-tan. Steady, respectable off-white head. Has a decent vanilla amber tinged "fest" aroma. Hmm...that vanilla and amber come back to bite...sort of gives it an over sweet feel. Not very impressive, but just barely tolerable. Cheap macro-micro.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Light caramel and a sliver of metal. Medium orange color. Mild sweetness, surprisingly bitter, and dry at that. More like a bitter Vienna than a fest beer. Crisp, and very so, yet feels too light, with a pilsner like body. More typology mistakes for Mr. Matt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Butters (4039) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Sampled alongside many others of the style. Not my favorite, but not a bad offering. Just a hair lighter in copper color than the other ones. A little metallic. A little vegetal. A little cloying on the tail. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nearbeer (4834) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 15, 2013
12 oz. Clear copper with a lasting disc of cream. Aroma is mildly soured orange toffee. Taste is the same with some boiled unseasoned pasta and cola added. Light-medium body is sweet and has average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (4552) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle at a picnic. Pretty good, easy to drink octoberfest. Not too much spice, Smooth body with some pumpkin. Light body and carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
coyforce (684) - California, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Weak flavor. Pours a pale amber with a thick head. Skunky flavor and grassy aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maverick34 (2957) - New York, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Bottled. Light caramel and light bread bit otherwise some weak sauce here. Nothing to see.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hman43 (1114) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2013
It has the smell of dough with spices. It is a dark orange color. The head disappeared rather quickly and was weak. The taste has a lively kick of floral spices. It has a doughy aftertaste with the spices.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 11, 2013
A - Crystal clear, copper/amber color, 2 fingers of soapy off-white head. Average retention with a few specks of lacing. S - Dried barley dust, toasted bread, hints of caramel, mild straw aroma. T - Toasted grain, bread crust, some caramel, chalky lager yeast, sunflower seeds, grassy hops come in rounding off the finish. M - Medium carbonation, light to medium body, rigid feel. A straightforward Oktoberfest. Malt bill is raw and toasty, mild hops do their job, the yeast plays a part as well. Easy drinking but nothing to seek out. One of the better beers I’ve sampled from this brewery. Serving type: bottle 09-07-2012

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