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RATINGS: 580   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GMUcrew7 (577) - Mason, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2008
Pours translucent deep golden color with off white head. Aroma is very sweet, mostly caramel malts. As expected sweet, toasted malts dominate the flavor, with some chocolate and toffee. A very nice, refreshing beer, and a good one to start the Oktoberfest season off with.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Arnie (274) - Chicagoland, IL, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2008
Draught in a sampler at GBL in Cleveland. Clear amber. Malty, very "lager-y" flavor: strong corn and yeast on nose.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PorterPounder (7431) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2008
Cleveland, Oh - On tap at the brewpub. Fresh lake water aroma, medium orange pour with a soft white head with decent lacing. Some citrusy notes are found in the flavor with a hint of caramel. Some ripening vegetable notes in the back end. Decently thick mouthfeel with some stickiness. Pleasant diversion and good companion to the Walleye I had for dinner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (9141) - Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2008
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear orange/amber color with a foamy beige head. The aroma is a mix of toasted grains, caramel malt, and a hint of hops. The flavor is mainly toasted malts, light hints of chocolate, some grass, and light hops. Medium bodied and easy to drink. This is a fairly decent Octoberfest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (6390) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2008
Pours a clearm copper color with a small white head. Aroma is very malty and dry. Flavor was nice and malty with a nice balance of hops not found in most oktoberfest. Not too great of a beer, but pretty good for the style

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Bottled, Clear amber pour with thin white head. A mild fruit and bread aroma. Thin in taste with a fruity dry mouth feel. Ehh nothing really going on.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 7, 2008
Bottle from alexsdad06. Pours a beautiful orange amber with a thick off white head. Aroma of dark bread and lager yeast. Medium bodied and clean on the palate. Nice toasty and european malt profile, balanced nicely with sweetness and moderately spicy hops. Some wet grain flavors on the finish. Excellent beer and example of the style. Under rated IMO

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2008
Single 12 oz bottle purchased for $1.50 from Buehler’s in Delaware, OH. Orange/amber pour with a small, white, silky head that quickly dissipates into a small ring; head can be brought back moderately with some swirling. Aroma of bready malts, caramel, yeast, honey, grass, citrus, and a touch of alcohol. Flavor is sweet and malty but somewhat less deep than the aroma; a touch of caramel and some light alcohol in the exhale; finish has light and moderately bitter hops. There is a floral note throughout this. Mouthfeel is medium-thick, silky, and moderately sticky. Overall, this is very drinkable; complex for the style; very tasty; would happily drink this year round.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - JAN 17, 2008
12 oz bottle via trade (thanks to whoever sent this!). Pours an almost clear amber with a nice beige head. Nose is pleasant with toasted grains, lager yeast, earthy hops. Tastes just like it smells with some subtle chocolate & toffee in the finish and aftertaste...and i do mean subtle. A tiny bit of vanilla as well. Nice. Body is medium, carbonation is moderate. A clean, tasty, well-made Octoberbest, perhaps the best i have ever had. Perfectly balanced between malt and hops, with a nice clean yeast. Bravo!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Bottle: Fiery amber, clear, moderate fizzy off-white head, spotty lacing, litle carbonation.   Big grainy nose.   Yeah, not expecting too much from this as I don’t usually care for this cereal like graininess.   Malt forward, graininess creeping in at the backside.   Not real heavy, but its there and it does not sit terribly well with me.   I was thinking this might be like their Eliot Ness, but nope, nothing like it.   Mild sweetness, noticeable towards the finish.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   As it warms the graininess seems to fade a bit.   Either that or I am getting more acustomed to it.   Lingering graininess.   Good malt base, but if it weren’t so grainy it would be much better.   Very little hop presense, as it should be.   Decent, better if the graininess were toned down.

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