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RATINGS: 580   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
inkubus27 (269) - highland, Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2009
I liked this a lot... Very smooth, thin to medium body... barely any aroma to speak of... but overall it’s a nice malty, smooth and easy drinking oktoberfest. This would easily be in my top 10 for fest beers

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GranvilleTim (1854) - Granville, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2009
Binny’s in Plainfield Tasting. Amber pour with a light tan head. Malty aroma with some sweetness to go along with it. It was o.k.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MissK (20) - Cleveland Heights, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Bottled - creamy head with a slight amber color. Smells of barley and hops. Doesn’t look too carbonated, but it hits on the back of the tongue. Tastes clean with a malty finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
williamherbert (1501) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2009
Sweet bready malt aroma, like molasses. Some mild cherries. Earthy with a mild grassy hop; not bad. The appearance is no head to speak of, but a rich orange color. Clear, and a little watery. The flavor is sweet toffee malts, cherries and sugary caramel; candi sugars. Very sweet, not much bitter balance, save for a mild Bavarian malt bite. Pleasant...not great. Feels fizzy with a dry creamy thickness. Underwhelming, although pleasant enough. Too sweet with no bitter respite.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dutch23mp (313) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2009
12oz imported from Ohio not bad at all. does taste like a good German Oktoberfest brew dark amber slightly hopy with a sweet note and bitter aftertaste typical of this type of brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2009
On tap @ Coles, Buffalo NY. Pours a light amber. sweet malt aroma. taste is sweet malts, mild hop bitterness, well balanced, good octoberfest

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pipper (325) - Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2009
Sample at Great Lakes Brewing Co. into plastic cup? Light red-amber color with slightly tan head. Pretty malty and sweet/bitter hop taste. Good session beer, clean finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - AUG 9, 2009
i had been looking forward to this and I was not dissapointed, the flavor was well balanced it had the perfect amount of malts for my taste, the hops were a little more profound than I prefer for this style but overall I thoroughly enjoyed this!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Enjoyed via 12 oz bottle in a pub glass. I have had this beer on several occasions, usually in the mid- to late fall, and it always impresses. The Oktoberfest pours a nice solid golden color, not quite copper, but note quite straight "gold." The nose gives the first indication that this example is going to be stylistically excellent. Hints of rich malt and a touch of German noble hops come through. Flavors coming through on the palate are equally splendid. Munich malty goodness is prevalent, rendering one with the feeling of walking through a beer garden in Munich. The finish is medium-dry, allowing for a high level of drinkability. An extremely well-crafted German seasonal.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - MAY 12, 2009
Reddish amber with a small white head. Grainy malt aroma. Flavor is sweet and tangy malt with a lightly bittersweet finish. Very smooth. A good session beer. Not bad at all.


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