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RATINGS: 313   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bsm80 (144) - Massapequa Park, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2009
It’s barely September and I couldn’t wait to have my first Oktoberfest, this was it and it did not disappoint; nice malt on the nose and palate, slight hop, nice for it’s style


1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
jrodooo5 (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 11, 2014
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!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3244) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radagast83 (4925) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2014
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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewBoxer (2090) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle. Dark drown color with a malty rice barley flavor. Decent profile with a nice easy drinking taste. Nothing special

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
solidfunk (4320) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2014
A little on the lower end of the grand scheme of things. Doesn’t quite give credit to the noble style of Oktoberfest. Pours orange with OK head and lacing. Fizzy. Lightly offensive, but only in the Chihuahua sense. Bottle at crios thanks to Travlr.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Travlr (12994) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle at Crios. Clear amber color. Aroma of metallic caramel. Taste is similar. Not a fan.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2014
follows in line with the others i’ve had from their line-up. non-offensive and fairly true to style, but also usually a little thin and boring. this one was no exception. a little generic on the malts, though it satisfied a craving. kinda."

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1785) - - SEP 24, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 9-27-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a brownish tinted amber color with a one finger head of pure white foam. The head has a good level of staying power, fading slowly over time to leave a decent level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is of a lightly roasted malt aroma with some nice aromas of a caramel sweetness. A light amount of spice is there as well giving an overall sweet and lightly roasted Oktoberfest aroma overall. Taste –The taste begins with a lightly roasted and bready flavor with a strong showing of caramel. As the flavor advances from the initial, the flavor initially sweetens even more with some brown sugar flavors coming to the tongue. The roasted gets a bit stronger more toward the middle of the taste with other flavors of spice coming to the tongue. The sweeter flavors, at the same time, start to dwindle with a light herbal flavor that comes to the tongue. In the end the mix of flavors leaves a sweeter roasted and lightly hopped flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium side with a carbonation level that is on the medium side as well. Both are fitting for the style and make for a rather easy drinking style. Overall –An overall easy drinking, sweeter Oktoberfest. Rather tasty overall and not bad for the price.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (910) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: Boulevard pint glass From: From my brother Price: N/A Purchased: N/A Consumed: Sept. 8, 2014 Misc.: Best by Jan. 31, 2015 Poured a caramel auburn color with 1-to-2 fingers of off white head. Nice string of bubbles. Minimal wet lacing along the sides of the glass. Below average retention on the tops. (Sight - 3.80) Smelled more hops than I’d thought. Citrus hops, coriander, lemon zest, floral hops, iced tea, caramel, light Cascade hops and some lime. (Smell - 3.94) Taste wasn’t quite as good as the nose. Got iced tea, citrus hops, lime rind, coriander, caramel, lemon zest, toffee, light wet Cascade hops, some rye hops, nutmeg and corn malts. (Taste - 3.76) Light body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt finish. (Feel - 3.65) A decent Oktoberfest. (Overall - 3.77) 3.79 85 B+

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JerseyBrew (37) - Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Now this is what a true Octoberfest should taste like!! May be a slight thinner then style but besides that it is super drinkable just like it should be. Not to much heavy malt flavors like it should be. Nice job. Wish other American breweries wouldn't mess the style up so much ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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