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RATINGS: 473   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scotchzombie (318) - 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 (938) - 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 (1653) - 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 (213) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjgmd (1373) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours an amber red color with a small head. Nose is malty and full of caramel. Taste is very sweet and malty and like the nose full of caramel. finish is sweet as well. Drinkable lager for a hophead. Quaff Score 6 / 10

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zgaier (1330) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Pours a clear orange with a beige head and aroma of malt and caramel. Taste is sweet, malty with caramel, grain, and straw leading to malty sweet finish. Solid for the style, which is not my favorite

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1152) - Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Pours clear medium amber with large frothy white head. Aroma is bready, sweet, caramel. Flavor matches with some earthy hops joining in. Medium body. Clean, smooth, light bitterness. LIght sweet and dry finish. Tasty and super drinkable. Very good beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarinEvelyn (535) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Very sweet, malts, caramel. Surprised by the taste, smoother than I thought it’d be. Sweet and malty, but not as much as the aroma. Earthy hops evens it out. light bitterness, but just the right amount. Very pleased.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
samsmith33 (355) - - SEP 26, 2013
Smells like my old fraternity basement. Stale hops and barley. Copper clear color, little head. Not much going on here. Slight sweetness, vegetable, grains.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2183) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Pretty good stuff, meng. Served too cold, with a smallish, cream-colored head and good lacing. Aroma was almost nonexistent probably due to my low ability to smell, so all I can do is give benefit of the doubt. Color is a clear copper amber. Flavor’s very nice and to me, so important for an Oktoberfest, not too sweet. It is malty, bread, cracker, some tang, hint of bitter, roast, and dry. Body/carbonation excellent esp. considering temperature. Finish is like flavor, average length, very easy drinking. Solid beer.


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