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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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2012
Bottled. Hazy orangeish amber colour with a mediumsized beige foamy head. Aroma is bready malts, some slight toffee, mild grass and herbal notes. Flavour is rather similar with a nice sweetish toasted malty finish. Crisp maltyness meeting some grassy and herbal notes.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11181) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lubiere (9430) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2004
(on tap at brewery) Light brown with foamy white head. Light malt aroma. Sweet caramel with intense butterscotch/DMS and with very little hops in finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (9036) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2008
Bottle poured a clear copper with a small disapating white head. Aromas of straw, light carmel and light spice. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, light straw and spicy hops with a crisp malty finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
daknole (8540) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 13, 2010
Copper pour, white head. Aroma is perfumey, malty, honey, caramel. Flavor is a mix of florals and caramel malt, some aromatic honey and no hops to speak of. Average at best.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
hopscotch (8539) - 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.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2005
Poured a darker and clear amber color wih a small sized head. Lighter aromas and tastes of bread, maybe some yeast, and malts. I struggled to pin this one down. Thinner body. Lightly sweet.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2010
Tasted from a 12oz bottle purchased in Boulder, Colorado. Copper-burnt orange appearance with a medium size head that disappears quite quickly. Amber malty aroma that smells syrupy. Bland amber flavor with not a whole lot going on. Bitter finish and not all that smooth. Not horrible but definitely a below average beer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8210) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2006
12 oz bottle. Pale orange colour with a thin white head. Aroma is decently malty, toast, bready and a bit of sweet munich malt as well. Flavour is similar albeit wit a touch of noble hop flavour as well. A bit of metallic character that I’m not a fan of, but it’s not overly distracting. Soft herbal hop finish. Nice balance, easy drinking. Pretty good effort.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2008
12 oz. bottle from Whole Foods Charlottesville. Orangeish-brown pour with a small white head. Slightly earthy aroma of grain and caramel. Similar taste but with a VERY forward malt sensation. Medium body.


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