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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2006
Solid entry into the Octoberfest brews...big biscuity/caramel flavor, with a nice lightly roasty taste. Some toffee in the background. Palate is spot on for the style. Lighly carbonated mouthfeel, making drinking these one after the other quite plausible! Some continental herbal hopping to keep these from going over the sweetness cliff.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2006
On tap at the brewpub. Aroma: Rich toasted malt aroma with a touch of sourness. A bit of citrus and floral in there as well. Appearance: Light copper in color and clear. Off-white head was small and rocky and didn’t last long. Flavor: Medium sweet malt up front with a touch of sourness. Some biscuity flavors when the sweetness subsides. A nice clean hop finish with touches of floral and grass. Palate: Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Nice dry finish. Overall: Good complex maltiness, nice sweetness, and enough hops to keep it clean. Well balanced.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - OCT 10, 2005
Had a pint of this on tap at the brewpub before the Nine Inch Nails concert Sunday night. The supreme nose is rich caramel malt and butterscotch. Pours clear copper with a frothy off-white to beige head that leaves the scene quickly. The brew starts very malty but the balance is stellar and the depth is deceptive. The medium, dry and soft body feels very astringent at the finish. The biggest surprise of the night for me at the brewpub.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TINOZACCA (146) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2005
This is my least favorite beer from GLBC. But it is still very very good. I think I was just caught off guard. The beer is much lighter in color and body than other Octoberfest’s. The color is light brown, and the head did stay awhile. The smell and flavor are just to light for me. The beer has a very good taste of malt and hops. But the flavor is not strong, and it has no aftertaste. Still worth a try as it does have a good following from others.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (8552) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2004
On tap: Clear, copper lager with a large, frothy, white head with wedding dress lacing.The nose is of grapefruit and heavy toffee. Malty with good hops for balance. The sweetness is kept in check. Medium-bodied and creamy with lively carbonation. Short, bittersweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rudolf (2324) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2004
Nice bocky aroma, sourish malt. Solid sweetness followedy by a good tart (sulfur?) break, then tingly sweetness, brown sugar. Rich.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (4418) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2004
On tap: Very weak aroma. However I was in the brewery and there may have been some outside influences that detracted from it. Nice dark transparent amber with a small white head. Nice malty caramel flavor and some nuttiness in the flavor. Very dry. Light citrus and bitterness in the finish. A little hoppier than most Oktoberfests.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
roder60 (1280) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2004
Had this on tap at Fatheads in Pittsburgh. Surpised only one other person has rated it. Light orange appearance with a decent amount of whitish head. Aroma is very sweet with some floral notes. Flavor was very sweet, though crisp at the same time. A lot of depth to the flavor too, not watery at all like some fests. My one friend remarked he felt like he was drinking a piece of candy which i wouldnt say is a far off description. Overall I thought it was a very good beer, but not one you could have more of due to the sweetness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2002
Lighther orange than most fests, great lacing. This had a crisper taste - more effervesence. Nice "doughy" malts - a little sweet, but not syrupy, even with the thick mouthfeel. ended just dry enough.


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