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RATINGS: 316   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rodzilla79 (90) - Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2010
The beer has a nice color to it, but the taste has a sour aspect that I’m really not fond of. It’s not an octoberfest offering I’d come back to.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mep3222 (944) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2015
Malty hoppy with a bit of lagerish funk. A bit watery palate for a malty beer. Not bad for saranac and flavorful enough beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
wattoclone (12) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2015
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
mstrcrwly (732) - New York, USA - APR 8, 2015
drank from bottle on golf course years ago..not very memorable..why i forgot to rate it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
jrodooo5 (1299) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3644) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radagast83 (5954) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewBoxer (2473) - 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

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
solidfunk (5674) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Travlr (16924) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle at Crios. Clear amber color. Aroma of metallic caramel. Taste is similar. Not a fan.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
slowrunner77 (7485) - 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."

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