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RATINGS: 540   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.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lukedarock (239) - Howell, Michigan, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Aroma and overall look is phenomenal, taste is better as it goes on got a lot of alcohol flavor to it, still good beer

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
UrbanCaveman (136) - Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass at approximately 45 degrees F. A: Pours a coppery clear golden-orange, which forms a thin head that dissipates quickly into a ring of bubbles around the glass. S: Doughy, yeasty malt, much like an uncooked biscuit, with some faint spice hints and a touch of non-sweet caramel. T: Sweet toast and a bit of caramel hit up front, followed by a doughy yeastiness that rounds out and balances the sweetness nicely. There’s some faint spiciness to this marzen, like a touch of cinnamon. As could be expected in any malt-forward lager, there are some undertones of toffee and caramel, though with decidedly less sweetness than one might expect. The finish is composed almost entirely of the GLBC yeast, with a slightly grassy, leafy tone. M: Flat, but in precisely the way a marzen should be, with minimal carbonation. The feel across the palate is light, without a watery finish (GLBC is good at avoiding that issue with every beer of theirs I’ve had). O: That’s a good, tasty marzen, relying on malt and yeast to provide the bulk of the flavor profile, while spice and hops remain comfortably in the background.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5025) - 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 (598) - 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 (2655) - 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 (133) - 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 (98) - - 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 (325) - 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 (571) - 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 (1921) - 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!


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