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RATINGS: 532   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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.


2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
holdenn (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2007
Bottle at the Great Lakes Brew Fest. Pours an orange color with a soapy beige head. Aroma of stale malt and marzen. Stale malt flavors. This is really bad.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
railcat1 (689) - Hammond, Indiana, USA - OCT 29, 2007
This was a good seasonal but not great malty and low in hops but very easy drinking.CHEERS!

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElGaucho (2217) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2007
Bottle. Best before date: 12/10/07. Served potentially a touch too warm. German marzen aroma with very little hint of hops. Crystal clear amber with a very slightly off-white head. Stream of carbonation rising up from the middle of the glass. Malty and somewhat syrupy mouthfeel. Higher alcohol profile than your average O’fest/Marzen. Fairly sweet. An excellent American rendition of a German style with a touch of extra hops.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - OCT 25, 2007
Poured a nice copper with a similar colored head. Taste was grainy and somewhat ctirus. Finish was smooth, but kind of sour. Just very eh and subdued. I do not think I could drink much of this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2007
Poured from bottle, pretty copper color. Sweet malty smell. Taste was sweet malts, carmel with some nuts and spice. I thought this very delightful and easy to drink!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2007
Poured amber with off white head. Aroma of sweet malt and fruit. Sweet malt flavor to start with some fruit and finished with some spice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2008 nice copper color with a sweet nose. the flavor is a little hoppy for an oktoberfest (which probably accounts for its high ranking within the percentile) but has a nice sweet toasted maltyness that is very enjoyable. a very nice version of a style of which i am not a huge fan

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexanderj (3318) - Branson, Missouri, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Bottle; poured an amber color with a medium white head. Aroma of grain, caramel. fruit and pinto beans. Easy drinking, with a slightly different flavor than most of the style. Can’t put my finger on what it is. A light sweetness with a decent hop presence in the finish. Like many in this style, it is ok but not memorable.

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 (1535) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Fine Oktoberfest, but less hops than most Great Lakes brews. Mostly malt on nose and taste.


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