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RATINGS: 469   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bdjames29 (273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2007
Bottle. Great Lakes....what can you say. An outstanding Marzen - I love this time of year if only because of the release of marzens. A very nice malty-sweet lager. Bright copper in color with an off-white head that laced a bit. A touch of spice/herb but not overpowering - very well balanced. Heavy in the mouth with a thick finish. My full rec.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2007
Thanks to Miketd for the 12 oz bottle! My favorite o-fest so far. Pours transparent copper with thin creamy head. Apple juice aroma. nice spicy mouthfeel that has clean malty finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2007
Pours a deep copper with a creamy white head. Carmel and sweet malt on the nose. Pretty heavy mouthfeel with spices and sweet malt. Finish is heavy, but nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 25, 2007
Aroma is of autumn veggies: squash, beans. The flavor is a delightful rich maltiness with just a touch of hops. Top notch.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DMRz (230) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2007
Appealing brownish golden color. Aroma of caramel malt and a hint of hops. This beer is remarkably smooth with pleasant malt and subtle yet balanced hops flavors. This gives the Ayinger oktoberfest a serious challenge! for the title of my favorite beer of this style, and may even surpass it. Very enjoyable!

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nephilium (1259) - Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2007
The aroma is of bready malts, it pours a clear amber, with a small white head. The taste is pretty much toast and bread malts, very little hop, and not what I’m looking for in a beer at all.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2007
12 oz. bottle via trade with dankman38 - Pours a clear bright amber color with a one finger thick off white head. Light spotty lacing. Aroma is grassy hops and bread malt. Flavor is lightly sweetened malt with a nice bit of hops to back it. Medium body. A good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b33r (636) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2007
Bright orange color, very translucent, with medium tan head and nice lacing. Aroma has nice fruit and hop notes. Flavor is great, sweet and a little sour, with strong malt flavor and a some floral hops. Very distinct sharp flavor

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2007
Bright copper color with an average creamy light beige head. LIght aromas of lightly toasted malthouse barley. Hints of floral hops. Very smooth and creamy feel, perhaps a bit too much so as this has a thickness that starts to become mouthcoating, but there is a acidity that thins it back out in the finish. Crisp and lightly acidic. Mild sourdough flavors. Touches of caramel and toasted biscuits. This one has a sharpness that is uncharacteristic of lagers/oktoberfests. Still a nice brew. This will be a good one for the warmer indian summer days this fall.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBunn (2384) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2007
Bottle. Dark and brownish copper body with a pretty nice two finger head sitting on top. Aromas are a lovely mixture of caramel like sweet and slightly roasted malts, damp earth, a touch of floral hops and bread dough. My first impression is that the mouthfeel is fairly heavy and I really like the effect. Flavor is thick and full: malt is on center stage, but there is a bit of a floral hops that lingers in the side wings, peeking around the curtain at times. Honey is a good descriptor of the sweetness and almost syrupy thickness, but this is darker than honey... At any rate, this is a fabulous Oktoberfest... can’t wait to pick up more!


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