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RATINGS: 470   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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hartung32 (206) - 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 (477) - 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 (598) - 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 (11316) - 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 (82) - 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 (2939) - 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 (126) - - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ericular (555) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Pours a clear amber with small head but lasting carbonation and good lacing. Aroma is floral with cinnamon other holiday spices. Not a bad aroma, just pretty faint and hard to discern. Taste is sweet caramel malts that are slightly balanced by some earthy bitterness keeping it crisp. Overall a middle-of-the-road style for me, but this one stays sweet and easy drinking the whole time. Taste had a dirtiness to it at first, but was much better after hitting the recommended 45 degree serving temp.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rick_91709 (139) - USA - OCT 13, 2013
Pours a deep amber color. Very clear. Little head which didn't last. Slightly spicy aroma. Taste is a little on the sweet side but not too much. OK I guess. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dacrza (484) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2013
DATE TASTED: September 13, 2013 ... GLASSWARE: Ayinger willibecker... OCCASION: first full week of school is done--and the power’s back in our house...APPEARANCE: upward cascading bubbles uphold a thick, foam-laden off-white head; orange amber body conveys an Oktoberfest with nice tracings... AROMA: beautiful caramel malts; some flowery hops add balance; grassy undertones add to its earthy aroma...PALATE: mellow, medium-bodied and pleasantly drinkable; balanced between tongue and tooth...TASTE: sweet, buttery caramel and sugary/salty enough to force of a lick of the lips; a winning sweetness that makes this style rewarding... OVERALL: clean, crisp and fulfilling--an Oktoberfest can do little more to impress; outstanding may be a stretch, but the sum of its parts suggests this appellation...


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