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RATINGS: 469   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Cleveland’s celebration of Oktoberfest dates to the mid 1800’s when German immigrants gathered at outdoor beer gardens like Haltnorth’s and Kindvater’s St. Clair Gardens. Our amber lager with rich malt flavor and noble hops honors Cleveland’s diverse cultural heritage.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2014
bottle. Amber with one finger head. Solid malt body with some caramel. Moderate hops. Very good flavor and balance. One of the better examples of the style I’ve ever had.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiveacestx (471) - Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle to dimpled mug - bright peachy orange in color with a medium head. malty with a taste of pumpkin and caramel. Somewhat spicy. Has a malty backbone and a medium mouthfeel.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
andrewmb83 (42) - Frankenmuth, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Sweet aroma with a hint of dried fruits. Appearance is a clear amber, little head. Sweet malty taste with dried fruit, a touch of spice similar to allspice. Clean rich palate. A little to sweet for me.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rmussman (1688) - California, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Sampled on tap at the brewhouse. A nicely well crafted brew with a mild hop palate and smooth malts. A brew that you can certainly enjoy on a crisp fall day.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrinkinWell (174) - - JAN 9, 2014
Pours coppery orange with very little head. A little nutty, a little caramel, a little hoppy bitterness. Not a great beer, but decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2352) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Bonus from a recent trade. Probably a little past it’s prime but not totally gone yet. A little more on the grain and chewy malt side of the spectrum. Pours a pretty good looking dark orange color. No head. Toffee flavors and a smooth caramel finish. Little bit crisp.

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
anthony850 (210) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2013
I just didn't like it ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (1190) - Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2014 Bottle: Orange flesh colored body, mild haze with a slightly gray-tinted, foamy head. Aroma is full of caramel & Munich malt, buttered toast, bread, light cinnamon-like spice notes, & some burnt cookie. Taste is similar with sweet caramel & toasty malts, notes of butter toffee, cinnamon spice, toasted bread, & a finish of clumpy lager yeast. This is a little different than many other O-fests out there, & that’s why I love it. I pick this one up every year!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (2830) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2013
12 ounce bottle
Finding one of these left over from a party I figured that I would knock out an easy tick. The result was a decent enough beer in line with most of the Great Lakes offerings. This particular release will not have you rethinking the style but is a nice local for those in the Midwest.

Aroma / Appearance - A mostly transparent base is coppery and warm. Yellowy offwhite head is the hue of melting snow. Spicy almonds, caramel, and semisweet malts tickle the air. This isn’t rich and thick; instead it goes for the inviting angle of being a little mysterious.

Flavor / Palate - Vanilla, cream ale, hazelnut, and almonds are a nutty introduction to a malt driven oktoberfest. Soft on the tongue it almost melts rather than developing on the throat.. The result is something enjoyable without being a standout. I would certainly not turn one down at the bar but I don’t think I would go out of my way to buy it either.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hartung32 (197) - Indiana, USA - NOV 11, 2013
My favorite Oktoberfest beer domestically...and probably my favorite overall. So much more depth and richness than most other domestic breweries offer; with a nice ABV too. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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