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RATINGS: 484   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.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
krysztofar (344) - belleville, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2007
12oz bottle. radiant brassy color tops off with a short lived egg shell head. soft grainy nose. very smooth and easy drinking lager. rich and dense caramel sweetness finishes with a pronounced spicy flavor. nutmeg and pumpkin come to mind. just a touch of toasty dryness and bitter hops. this would be excellent with thanksgiving dinner.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
milewide (1490) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Fine Oktoberfest, but less hops than most Great Lakes brews. Mostly malt on nose and taste.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
a10555 (125) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Nice Smooth beer! Tastes great and I was pleasantly surprised by the taste.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2007
12oz Bottle $8.99 6-Pack Binny’s, Orland Park Great Lakes Oktoberfest pours a crystal clear glowing amber with hints of orange. Large carbonation bubbles rise to the two finger head that formed on the pour. The head fell to a thick creamy cap and left some lacing on it’s way down. Leaves nice drink lines after each sip. The aroma come forward with large amounts of Munich malt and lesser amounts of toasted grains. The Munich comes across chewy with a touch of caramel and a slight earthiness. This is a glass full of malt. Munich malt. Starts off with a chewy nuttiness and leads effortlessly, mid-palate, to an earhtiness. A slightly sweet grain huskiness comes through on the swallow making this an enjoyable Oktoberfest. The body on this octoberfest is medium with a silky smooth creamy mouthfeel. Lazy carbonation lets this beer glide through the mouth. Lives up to the status of an octoberfest in that its easy enough to put away pint after pint. Great Lakes Oktoberfest hits the spot on a crisp fall evening like tonight. One of the great American breweries comes along with another great American German Style beer. If that makes sense to anyone. 10/12/07

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (7976) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2007
12oz bottle thanks to Ughsmash. Pours a clean and clear amber orange color with a decently sized off-white head. Faint nose of caramel and vienna malts, light fruity yeast esters as well, with a light to moderate hop presence, on the lighter side of American-made marzen, which are far too happy as it is. Flavor is a bit subdued, a bit subtle, but really delicious, with fruity orange and lemon flavors tucked underneath the vienna malts. Wet, lightly slick finish. Delicious.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (2492) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2007
I opened this beer as the Cowboys were about to lose to the Bills and drown my sorrows. Cowboys pulled out the game as time expired and this turned into a celebration beer. This amber had some nice spices and malts and not too much hops which was good. I enjoyed it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2370) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Thin head which does not last very long. Light carbonation. Soft malty aroma with some spices and vegatable notes. Color is a bright orange. Very flavorful. Loads of soft malts again with some spices and bready characteristics. Maybe nutmeg. Finishes soft and malty with a lingering spicy aftertaste. I could sit here and drink this all night long!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Pours an amber colour with a small off white head. Aroma of toasted malts slight fruits and hops. Initial taste is toasty with sweet malts blending in. Finishing with surprising hoppy and still toasty finish. Minor Head rentention and decent palate duration.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2007
This was impressive. Lots of pumpkin, clove, banana, nutmeg, and allspice in this one. Very very tastey. Like pumpkin banana bread in a glass. I like it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2007
Fairly sweet nose, with touches of vanilla, maple syrup, walnuts. A bit of grassy hops. Clear copper with a good-sized white head. Flavor is somewhat light, but very nice. Slightly sweet, biscuity, with a dry bitterness. Not quite the melanoid goodness of the best o-fests, but fine nonetheless.


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