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RATINGS: 537   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ARH (526) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2014
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Strong aromas of warm buttered dinner rolls, caramel, and citrus come through initially. As it settles down, more of a bread crust note comes through. It pours a clear, effervescent orange-yellow with an off-white micro to small bubbled head with a soft appearance. A thick-medium ring is retained as well as a mostly full, fuzzy surface. Nice thick stripes of lace are left behind with some webbiness in between. The taste is a medium sweet with a medium light bitter. The oily beer has a medium body with fizzy carbonation. Burnt and toasted qualities are most noticed at first with some caramel and cola, followed by some sweet citrus undertones at the finish. Caramel, toasted bread, and citrus linger for a bit in the aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChrisSc (223) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2014
12 oz bottle into tulip. Minneapolis. Appearance: copper/amber in color. Cloudy with a small white head. Aroma: malty, bread, yeast, a little bit carmely. Taste: slightly sweet. Little to no bitterness. Palate: very lively carbonation at first. Body is medium. Long satisfying finish. Overall: a pretty respectable oktoberfest. Nothing eccentric, and relatively well made.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (642) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle. Clear copper. Sweet malts with caramel and earthy hop bitterness. Toffee and brown sugar standout with a nice kick on the finish. Nice biscuity characteristics too. Low carb with medium body. Easily one of the best oktoberfests out there.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2038) - Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drsordr (1209) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle pour clear copper. Nose all sweet malt. Mild apple or sweet fruit. Taste again all malt. Minimal bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (2198) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 17, 2014
on tap @ Barleycorn’s / Lakeside Park KY --- Clear dark amber with a full white head, bands and polka dots of lace. Taste is lightly spiced caramel malt that grows through the palate, turning slightly bitter in the end. Nicely conceived, well-balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chucklemation (537) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Pours a light amber with a white foam head. Aroma is caramel malts. The caramel and malts come off more strongly in the flavor, giving it a sweet taste. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx76 (641) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle - pours medium amber with thick foamy head. Nose of malt and caramel. Taste is of sweet malt, caramel, and spice. Could see this used as a dessert beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1426) - Oregon, USA - SEP 16, 2014
From bottle. Amber color with creamy white head. Aroma is honey, caramel malt, and light grass. Taste is similar to aroma, with lots of honey and a hint of grassy bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel and a lingering bittersweet caramel finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spokeydonkey (22) - somerville, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2014
A dark copper/light amber beer with a fluffy white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is spicy, floral with some caramel/butterscotch in the background. Well balanced flavor: caramel, butterscotch, with spicy hops behind it. Medium bodied with some sweetness to carry it through.


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