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RATINGS: 473   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.


1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
anthony850 (243) - 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 (1534) - 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 (2900) - 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 (212) - 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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerme31 (480) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Pours clear golden medium tan head. Aroma is toasty, caramel, mild overall. Medium sweet taste. Medium-light body, thin texture, left unpleasant taste in my mouth that was hard to describe. Ok overall.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bwa5879 (616) - Portage, Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Nice clear dark orange pour with an inch or so of offwhite head. Really nice creamy and doughy scent, bitter earthy and citrus rind undertones, really nice. Soft carbonation, average body, finish slightly dry. Light flavor, cream, pine and metallic euro hops, grain-y, a bit or orange rind. Good easy drinking, a little light but great flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11352) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Draft, Snallygaster. Clear amber body with small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some bread, light spicy. Medium body, light stickiness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlpeeler (85) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - OCT 18, 2013
On tap came out a rich amber with modest head. Taste is a nice balance of hops and malt -overall a rich smooth taste. More fruity and a tad sweeter than you might expect in an Oktoberfest but a very drinkable and definitely worth a taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (2991) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 16, 2013
12 oz. bottle courtesy of queenholly, Thanks so much for getting this one for me! Nose is distinctively fruity hops with a solid amount of caramel malt. Very pleasing aroma…. The flavor is hearty with nice doses of bready malt, toasted grain and the fruity hops comes through in the finish. The texture is thick and chewy… damn nice. This brew can give any top notch German Marzen serious competition. I immediately wanted to drink more of it. Too bad I can’t buy this anywhere in New England.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mrohia (128) - - OCT 15, 2013
Max & Erma's, Dayton, OH. Draft. Average in every way. Very mellow. Fizzy. Not hoppy or malty. Small hint of hazel nut. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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