Lightrider (344) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle into a Lager glass. Pour is a dark Amber with a fine head. Aroma is a light malt. Taste is a warm malt back. Finish is a wash of malt.
MarkSachon (946) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from the sampler case. Like most brews from Saranac, this one was just about average. Pretty good throughout.
Jow (3511) - New York, USA - DEC 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quick tick grab since no luck getting the beer I wanted today. Orange pour small head. Nose is faint grains and caramel. Tastes of similar light grains, florals, caramel touch of paper. Fine fizzy palate. Bland but drinkable.
MadRobin (2827) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - NOV 10, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle.
Clear, amber-brown with a khaki head and fair lacing.
Aroma of zinc, caramel and floral hops.
Taste of floral hops, caramel and metal.
Light/medium body and medium/high carbonization.
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Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I prefer a Oktoberfest of this style moreso than others because it has minimal sweetness and a nice bitterness with that lager crispness.
Mep3222 (1285) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty hoppy with a bit of lagerish funk. A bit watery palate for a malty beer. Not bad for saranac and flavorful enough beer.
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wattoclone (15) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
While I found the 2014 version a poor example of the style due to flowery hop bitterness, the 2015 version is superb. As good as, and possibly better than any German import Marzen. Apparently the brewers modified the recipe by changing from "the pleasant bitterness of Saaz and Tettang hops" in the 2014 description to "rich, malty taste is subtly balanced by Saphir and Perle hops" in 2015. In a blind tasting this oktoberfest scored better than any German import among my friends.
mstrcrwly (999) - New York, USA - APR 8, 2015
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
drank from bottle on golf course years ago..not very memorable..why i forgot to rate it.
jrodooo5 (1508) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - NOV 11, 2014
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Wow! This is really bad! Bubbly amber pour w/ a thin white head & decent lacing. The aroma has some very subtle malt. The taste is dominated by a metallic flavor w/ possibly a hint of bitterness in the finish. It leaves a nasty aftertaste that really doesn’t give me any desire to drink more. Horrendous!
rodenbach99 (4251) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille bb jan 2015. Un liquide légèrement cuivrée avec une mousse épaisse. Un nez simple de lager allemande, rien de plus rien de moins. Une bouche piquante avec une finale houblonnée. Plus croustillante de la moyenne de lager poches.
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a copper color with a small white head. Aroma was light caramel notes, sweet gains. Light earthy hops, some light pine. Lager notes, sweet caramel. Light.