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RATINGS: 302   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.


4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tugdriver7 (26) - Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2005
My favorite Oktoberfest. Not as dark or as creamy as some others, but phenomenally refreshing and tasty. The best part is that, like the Saranac Lager, there is no aftertaste... so it’s very drinkable!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odyn (265) - New York, USA - AUG 12, 2009
Slightly hoppy aroma with hints of toffee. Brown amber color with caramel notes in the flavor and especially in the aftertaste. A great seasonal offering!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2003
In my books not considered an O'fest. More like a read ale. Very good beer though. It has nice malt flavors. Reddish color to the beer. Some malt and some hops, but not much. Not much to distiguish about this beer, but it drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2008
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Appearance: The body has a medium amber color with good clarity and a modest size, just off white head. It fades quickly down to a very thin covering that makes only a little slick lacing. Smell: Its aroma has herbal hop notes with light hints of sweet caramel and bready malt. Taste/Mouth feel: The flavor has an average but still very good mix of sweet caramel and bready malt with spicy/herbal and mildly floral hops. It has a solid medium body with a soft texture and carbonation. The finish leans a bit towards the hops and the drinkability is very good. Notes: Overall it’s a solid yet safe Oktoberfest beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cblack85 (36) - Fort Mill, South Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass This beer pours a clear light copper/amber-orange color with a nice off white head (about two fingers worth). Very little in the way of head retention, and not much in the way of lacing either. Caramel and bready malts are the main attraction, very clean and aromatic. Just a slight hint of floral and spicy hops provides a bit of balance to keep the aroma from being too sweet. Bready malts (slightly toasted) provide the backbone of the beer; with bits of caramel sweetness, spicy & floral hops, and earthy undertones to round it out. Medium/light bodied and moderately carbonated. This beer is very clean and crisp, and finishes slightly dry. Not overly sweet, this beer is easy to drink, and light enough to be able to drink several of during a sitting. A little lighter than I am used to with this style, but very nice over all. Not terribly complex, but nicely done.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (5574) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2006
Bottle - Poured with a nice big head over a nicely shiny amber beer. The aroma is pure malt. The beer drinks smooth, with a definite cereal basis and nicely rounded light hop bitterness to finish it. Think this one is underrated.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
whtguitarguy (6) - Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2009 does not count
Pours to a medium amber brown with a nice head that doesn’t go away to quickly. It coats the glass well. Aroma is of hops with a sweet note hidden in the background. Pleasantly bitter and smooth finish. Not a lot of aftertaste. This is a light-medium bodied Maerzen. It isn’t too creamy like some other examples.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DosWeenos99 (10) - Park Ridge, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2002
Extremely drinkable, one not to limit to only the fall. Bought a few cases to drink all winter long.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
generallee08 (506) - New York, USA - JUN 11, 2014
The body has a medium amber color with good clarity and a modest size, just off white head. It fades quickly down to a very thin covering that makes only a little slick lacing. Its aroma has herbal hop notes with light hints of sweet caramel and bready malt. The flavor has an average but still very good mix of sweet caramel and bready malt with spicy/herbal and mildly floral hops. It has a solid medium body with a soft texture and carbonation. The finish leans a bit towards the hops and the drinkability is very good. Overall it’s a solid yet safe Oktoberfest beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (652) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2007
Clear Amber color with white head. Malty, hoppy aroma. Hoppy start with caramel finish with crisp hops after swallowing.


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