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RATINGS: 469   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpongeRuiner (562) - Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Got this one off of a recommendation. Pretty good but I don’t think Octoberfests are my favorite style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pumpmaster (1090) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2013
12 ounce bottle purchased at Archer Liquors in Chicago, IL for $9.78/6-pack. Very good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBear11D (164) - Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2013
The Oktoberfest pours a mostly cloudy orange with a beige head that lasted a bit but leaves no lacing. The aroma is caramel and orange. The flavor is orange and spice. Overall this is a drinkable brew but not anything that stands out. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jasond612 (225) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2013
10/5/13 $2.79 bottle from CBO. Last beer drank this Saturday night. Poured light amber with a very light lacing. Aroma and taste of typical octoberfest. Nothing special but a good interpretation of the octoberfest style ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
crajun (892) - , Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Didn’t enjoy this one and starting to think it might be the style. Nice amber gold pour. Aroma is malt and brown sugar. Very sweet up front. Not cloying but very malty sweet. End seems off to me. Kinda sour?

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Best by 9/30/13 ... poured on September 5th. Appearance: Doesn’t pour quite as nicely as I thought it might -- no big, billowy head. Not really any lacing. Barely a film on top of the beer. At least the color is spot on, with the color of autumn. Smell: Very pleasant, sweet malt aroma. There’s also a mild spicy hop character in there as well. Simple, clean, what’s to be expected. Taste/feel: I wouldn’t call this outstanding, but I’d consider it very good. First, the feel -- medium mouthfeel, with a nice carbonation to it that is nearly perfect and my favorite part of this Oktoberfest. The beer itself is perfectly true to the style, except for the fact that I get a mild alcohol flavor on the end that puts me off just a little bit. A touch sweeter than it is bitter, which I like in my Oktoberfests. A super solid example of the style, and my first Oktoberfest of the year. Tasty beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scotchzombie (286) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Pours mostly clear amber iced tea with a yellow-white head that settles to a coating. Aroma is malt and caramel. Taste is bread and slightly caramel sweet malt with some noble hop bitterness. A touch sweeter than the typical Oktoberfest, but has nice earthy hop balance. Very enjoyable for the style and I could down a few. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NeoHippie2 (794) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Amber pour with a small white head. Toffee/caramel aromas. Flavor has a nice malt presence but overall it seems a bit lighter in appearance and body than most oktoberfests I’ve had. Still, decent brew. Drinkable and refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
malrubius (1578) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2013
On tap at some overpriced steak place in Mayfield. Caramel color with nice dense head and lace. Sweet caramel toffee lightly toasted bready body with earthy bitter lingering finish. Pretty good. Seemed to lack the minerally flavor and texture of some of the Bavarian ones, but I am not an expert in the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
njnut (156) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Poured into tulip, pours a red amber. Little head, little co2. Aroma is of cereal. Sweet malty cereal taste with a pleasant malt caramel finish. Not my favorite Great Lakes but the does not mean this is bad just not my favorite. Very good overall I would buy again.


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