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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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeremytoni (2926) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2011
From a bottle poured a brown color with a small amount of head. Light malty flavor with a quick finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (5022) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2011
Clear yellow-orange color, minimal off-white head. Not really any lace. The malt-pretzel aroma is light, kind of watered down but not bad at all. Savory taste, mild bitterness. Nothing interesting about it, but it’s a satisfactory oktoberfest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CharmCityCrab (142) - Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2011
Watery for style, lacks malty complexity and sweetness in the taste and the nose. Very basic, coloration is almost similar to an amber, taste isn’t far off with just a little bit of dryness, toastiness, nuttiness. The Octoberfest style is one of my favorites, which makes this beer enjoyable enough as a beer, but it isn’t a very good example of the style and only hits 3 because a poor Octoberfest is about as good as an average anything else. :).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rustbucket0873 (264) - Krikville, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2011
pours an amber color with little head. the aroma is strong in malt. the flavor is nutty, and malty, but it has more of a watery taste. the palate is watery. Overall this is average

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
r464 (1783) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2011
Watery at the start with a certain maltiness that comes on strong. Some nut and orange in the flavor.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nike (889) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2011
I bought this at the local bottle shop only because of the price. Similar to what I thought, watered down, mild, not a lot going on here. It’s drinkable, average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RobertDale (2920) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 5, 2011
12 ounce bottle. Pours an orange/gold with a small white head. Aroma of malt, grain and caramel. Taste is sweet caramel malt, grain, spices and citrus. Decent enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wlajwl (3546) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 25, 2011
Decent maltiness, a little thin in body with a hint of spice to it, this wasn’t as bad as some other American Octoberfests but still not near the best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Pours a amber-copper color with an off white head. A good few fingers of head at first, though this drops down rather quickly without leaving too much lace behind. The nose is a bit of caramel malt and bread as well as some light hop notes. The taste is mostly some caramel and bread and not too much else. Medium body with good carbonation. Fairly plain, but still tasty. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-23-2010

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Amber orange, whitish cover. Aroma is metal, toast. Taste is toast, caramel, tinny.

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