Westy1130 (109) - New York, USA - OCT 2, 2017 bsm80 (144) - Massapequa Park, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
Amber color with light head. Bready aroma, with hints of chestnuts and almonds. Malty sweet taste with oily texture. Medium carbonation. Not bad Rex_Remes (262) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - SEP 26, 2017
(12oz bottle) AROMA: sweet malt, toast, cooked vegetables, metal, APPEARANCE: coppery Amber, nice carbonation, offwhite fuzzy small bubbled foam TASTE: toasted malt, burnt crust, grilled vegetables, touch of roasted sweetness, PALATE: medium body upfront, soft, creamy, some astringency and a bit watery on the backside.. OVERALL: just an ok beer. Looks really good in the glass, simple but interesting nose, but underwhelming in taste and body. A softer/lighter Oktoberfest. jredmond (8644) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2016
Bottle shared with Vi and Ken. Pours a light golden body with thin white ring of lace. Mouthfeel is thin bodied overall with notes of crisp malt, sweet bread and light spice. MarkSachon (1054) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2016
12 oz bottle from the sampler case. Like most brews from Saranac, this one was just about average. Pretty good throughout. Jow (4084) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2015
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 (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - NOV 10, 2015
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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I prefer a Oktoberfest of this style moreso than others because it has minimal sweetness and a nice bitterness with that lager crispness. Mep3222 (1636) - 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 wattoclone (149) - 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. mstrcrwly (1000) - New York, USA - APR 8, 2015
drank from bottle on golf course years ago..not very memorable..why i forgot to rate it.