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RATINGS: 539   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8549) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2007
12oz bottle thanks to Ughsmash. Pours a clean and clear amber orange color with a decently sized off-white head. Faint nose of caramel and vienna malts, light fruity yeast esters as well, with a light to moderate hop presence, on the lighter side of American-made marzen, which are far too happy as it is. Flavor is a bit subdued, a bit subtle, but really delicious, with fruity orange and lemon flavors tucked underneath the vienna malts. Wet, lightly slick finish. Delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (2950) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2007
I opened this beer as the Cowboys were about to lose to the Bills and drown my sorrows. Cowboys pulled out the game as time expired and this turned into a celebration beer. This amber had some nice spices and malts and not too much hops which was good. I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2431) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Thin head which does not last very long. Light carbonation. Soft malty aroma with some spices and vegatable notes. Color is a bright orange. Very flavorful. Loads of soft malts again with some spices and bready characteristics. Maybe nutmeg. Finishes soft and malty with a lingering spicy aftertaste. I could sit here and drink this all night long!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Pours an amber colour with a small off white head. Aroma of toasted malts slight fruits and hops. Initial taste is toasty with sweet malts blending in. Finishing with surprising hoppy and still toasty finish. Minor Head rentention and decent palate duration.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2007
This was impressive. Lots of pumpkin, clove, banana, nutmeg, and allspice in this one. Very very tastey. Like pumpkin banana bread in a glass. I like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2007
Fairly sweet nose, with touches of vanilla, maple syrup, walnuts. A bit of grassy hops. Clear copper with a good-sized white head. Flavor is somewhat light, but very nice. Slightly sweet, biscuity, with a dry bitterness. Not quite the melanoid goodness of the best o-fests, but fine nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - OCT 5, 2007
Please enjoy by 12/9/07. Clear orange with a small off-white head, fading to a thick ring before long. Caramel toasty malts with a bit of earthy hop bitterness, even a bit of biscuity malts after the initial whiff. There is also an odd old fruit vinegarish tang as this warms up. Flavor is toasty malts and biscuits with some light caramel. There is some light tangy fruitiness, but I can’t tell which fruit it is. Minimal earthy hops toward the dry finish. Light to medium body with the same for carbonation. A pretty decent Oktoberfest, if not for the weird tangy fruit vinegar component. Staghorn is better!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2007
Poured a clear orange-amber color with an off-white head. Sweet and fruity with notes of apple cider. The flavor was malty with toasty notes and a light fruit. mild crisp bitter finish. Semi-dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (8962) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2007
Thanks to goldtwins for sharing. Deep orange beer, aroma is lightly malty, a bit of toast. Clean with a light brown sugar aroma. Flavour is clean with soft munich malt and a bit of brown sugar flavour. Not a whole lot going on, but it’s decent enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jstraw (1944) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2012 Draft at Jerry’s. Gold-amber with decent, creamy, beige head / Sweet spun sugar and corn nose / Medium body, somewhat creamy, sweet with good balance and light bitter finish / Flavors of spun sugar, toast, and nut, with citrus notes / A solid, classic Marzen.

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