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RATINGS: 513   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
JerseyBrew (35) - Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Would never buy this again. To watery. No grainy malt flavor at all and with a horrible after taste. This is a horrible example of a marzen. Do not waste your time ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sawbuck (325) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Sweet rich caramel aroma...hint of raisin. Light amber color...clear, thin white head. Sweet caramel flavor up front. Bitterness creeps in overpowering the sweetness with not much balance. Hints of dark fruits also. Medium body, finishes with a slight dry bitterness. Average.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shot (141) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2014
From a bottle. Pours copper with a white head that quickly dissipates to a clumpy lacing. Aromas of sweet caramel malt and banana. Flavors are caramel, banana, toasted bread and a sweet herbal finish. Slight alcohol warmth. Medium to sticky mouthfeel. I am not a huge fan of marzens, so I typically enjoy only one or two Oktoberfest beers in tribute to the season. This is one of the better Oktoberfest beers. I’ll certainly have this one again sometime.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanscourt (745) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2014
As good as any oktoberfest as I have had. Solid malt like flavors with slight sweetness. Like a malty beer with out the metallic taste to it and not overwhelmingly sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (2868) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2014
This is a malty lager beer that is ultimately a little too sweet for its own good but decent nevertheless. It is a nice orange color w/ a small head. It smells of lovely toasted malt w/ a bit of earthy herbal character as well. Caramel takes front in center once it’s tasted. It comes off as oversweet on the first sip but it settles down quickly and becomes nice and drinkable--esp. for something that is on the strong side for the style. It finishes w/ some lingering toffee notes and a touch of earthy bitterness. This falls just a bit short in terms of malt character but is better than most American craft examples of this style.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stine (1574) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Clear, bronzed orange appearance. Toasted malt, sweet corn, golden raisin nose; cautiously evocative of Munich malt, never confidently laying down the richness. Candy corn becomes a prominent, thinly sugary characteristic.

Honeyed, cereal and wheat bread flavor; pleasant dried fruit undertones of fall pears and red apple. Toffee malt competes with an overriding, depthless sugariness that’s like a clean simple syrup.

Fairly clean palate with the right weight; sticky initial finish with smacking sugared cereal sweetness fading into a papery woodsiness long after. A balanced, satiating malt presentation this is not, but it is well composed.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2003) - Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Rich amber/copper color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of caramel malt, some hops, & spice; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, caramel/toffee, hops, and spice; Nicely balanced; Solid.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryrpat (122) - Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Nice Oktoberfest. Appearance is a nice copper orange and has a crisp Classic Oktoberfest taste. Would drink again though not sure I would purchase again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
akoeninger (430) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Amber color with white head. Great nutty sweet aroma and taste. There's a subtle spicy from the hops. Sweet finish medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dbeatdano (54) - - AUG 29, 2014
Aroma-Sweet caramel, bread, toasted biscuits Taste- sweet malt, caramel, slight citrus hops, butter, the tiniest hint of bitterness Palate - thin mouthfeel, malty brief finish, fizzy carbonation. Good for the style but a little too sweet. Still enjoyed it, but there are better oktoberfest out there.


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