Beer: Octoberfest Amber Lager
Serving Style: Bottle
Drinking Establishment: Chez Wood
Primary Consumer: Kerensa
Sight: It looks like apple cider. Dark golden body with no head.
Smell: Relatively straightforward amber lager scent. It’s moderately sweet, with a toasted Munich malt aroma. Finishes with a Bavarian pretzel note.
Flavor: Initially a little sweet, like french toast with a light maple syrup, it is quickly balanced with a salty, pretzel taste. There’s quite a bit of spice at the end, which is a nice surprise
Feel: Watery with disproportionately high carbonation. Dry.
Concluding Remark: Saranac’s Octoberfest is a solid amber lager, but not quite indicative of a true Oktoberfest. It is, however, easy to drink, has enough flavor to keep you interested, and its mouthfeel makes it exceptionally easy to put back. It’s bright, lively, and could be consumed without much thought at any festival.