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RATINGS: 538   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4868) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle: Poured a golden color ale with a nice foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of clean cereal notes is exactly what I would expect from the style. Taste is also dominated by cereal notes with light residual sugar with a clean finish. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. Perfect example of the style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpar73 (532) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle. Slightly hazy copper colored pour with a thin white head. Big malt aroma and taste with a mild hop undertone. Nice drinkability in a solid Oktoberfest.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
asheft (2553) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2014
On tap. Creamy toasted white bread aroma with very low noble hops presence. Clear orange amber under a thin white sheet. Nutty, slightly sherry-like flavour of toasty malt with accents of watermelon and gruyere cheese. Medium light body, medium carbonation, midway between crisp and smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iceman15658 (131) - Acme, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2014
12oz Bottle. Pours Aroma is mainly caramel. Goes down smooth and has a very faint marzen flavor. not that bad

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OsuStu (79) - - OCT 3, 2014
12 oz bottle. Amber color with a dissipating white head. Malty caramel, yeasty, raisin aroma. Sweet malts, brown bread, raisins, mild hops, fall spices. Astringent finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Petkus331 (281) - Redford, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Aroma of toast and cereal sugars. Appears copperish brown, nice white lace, a ring of foam. Taste is sweet like cereal up front, followed by mild toast bitterness; this actually tastes a lot like "mash water" at ugly dog distilling in Chelsea Michigan. Palate is ordinary. Overall, a solid Oktoberfest.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
firstsip (507) - Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Tap. Dark gold. Bubbly. Some nice head/lacing. Yeasty nose. Tastes strongly of yeast (bready), caramel malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boto (1891) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Draught @ Headkeeper: This one pours a clear, lighter amber color. There was a small off white head that left little lacing. Decent aroma. A bit of toasted malts. Possible some earthy hops also. No noticeable sweetness. The taste is decent. Toasted malts and slight biscuit notes. It has just a hint of bitterness and is very smooth. Nice!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (10461) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
A hazed amber Oktoberfest with a thick frothy light mocha head. In aroma, light caramel malt with grassy hops, light mineral notes, OK. In mouth, a light roasted caramel malt with light grassy hops, German mineral notes, OK.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8945) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours copper. Off white head. Nose/taste of toasted bread, cracker malt, light citrus peel. Medium body.


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