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RATINGS: 472   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
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2007
bottle from ucusty...BB 10/13/07. pours light amber with orange hints and a small white head. aroma is of rewashed veal stock when its being strained... caramel malt, pennies, spices?, cheap malt liquor, and cooked veggies. medium bodied with nice creaminess. sweet fruity malt flavor is nutty with hints of the alcohol content. mild ’lager’ qualities appear as it warms...

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2007
Amber color. Smell of malt, caramel, hops, spice, minor pumpkin, leaves and some burnt toast. Taste of malt, hops, caramel, bread, pepper, cinnamon, sugar and minor alcohol. Nice one!!!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2478) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Thanks to my last Santa. Pours out a nice amber/copper color with a solid slightly off white head. Aroma is sweet malts with slight caramel. Taste is nice and drinkable, this time of year I’m into the spirit of Oktoberfest, normally I’d be crying for more hops. Nice sweetness on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4831) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Sampled on draft at RIvertowne Pub this beer poured a dark caramel-amber color with a large caramel colored head. The aroma somewhat faint sweet malts. The flavor was malty, lightly nutty and had notes of caramel and light tart and fruity hops. The finish was long malty caramel. Nicely balanced.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drjohnrock (428) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Draft at Oktoberfest Zinzinnati. Light amber color, mild sweet mose, minimal but lasting head, good but faint balance of toasted malt and hops with a little too much carbonation. For some reason draft beers at big festivals don’t always seem up to their usual standard, so I would try this again under different circumstances.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
strangaj (250) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2007
A clear amber color with light an head. The flavor has nice balance to it and even a hint of roast to accompany the sweet malt. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBeer45 (1239) - Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2008 12 oz. bottle: has a clear copper amber pour with off-white bubbles, some effervesence after pouring, aroma of malt, lots of malt sweetness and bread, sip has a taste of malt and toasted malt flavors, nice malt sweetness with bread flavors, some hop bitterness but the malt sweetness seems to stay into the finish and there is some dryness on the tongue in the finish, medium carbonation, I could feel faint alcohol on the palate when the beer approached room temperature, real nice Octoberfest beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DeweyDell (159) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours clear amber color, small white head. Aroma is...? Not much there. Malty. A little spicy and a little sweet, similar to a pumpkin beer I think. Not much in the way of flavor... just a mild sweet maltiness. Not bad, but not good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2007
12oz bottle - best by 12/9/07. Pours a filtered, translucent golden color with a nice, compact medium-sized white head. Aroma is light, fruity, berries, and a bit of bread. Taste is smooth, dry, lightly fruity. Dry finish. Low bitterness. Lacking much character, overall. This is not offensive and all right in general but I want more.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 18, 2007
Run of the mill Marzen. Coppery red pour with no head. Caramel malts and apple esthers in the nose. Low carbonation. Watery texture with sugary caramel and more fruity esthers. Drinkable, but not worth seeking out.


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