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RATINGS: 538   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drjohnrock (431) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Draft at Oktoberfest Zinzinnati. Light amber color, mild sweet mose, minimal but lasting head, good but faint balance of toasted malt and hops with a little too much carbonation. For some reason draft beers at big festivals don’t always seem up to their usual standard, so I would try this again under different circumstances.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
strangaj (250) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2007
A clear amber color with light an head. The flavor has nice balance to it and even a hint of roast to accompany the sweet malt. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBeer45 (1273) - Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2008 12 oz. bottle: has a clear copper amber pour with off-white bubbles, some effervesence after pouring, aroma of malt, lots of malt sweetness and bread, sip has a taste of malt and toasted malt flavors, nice malt sweetness with bread flavors, some hop bitterness but the malt sweetness seems to stay into the finish and there is some dryness on the tongue in the finish, medium carbonation, I could feel faint alcohol on the palate when the beer approached room temperature, real nice Octoberfest beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DeweyDell (159) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours clear amber color, small white head. Aroma is...? Not much there. Malty. A little spicy and a little sweet, similar to a pumpkin beer I think. Not much in the way of flavor... just a mild sweet maltiness. Not bad, but not good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2007
12oz bottle - best by 12/9/07. Pours a filtered, translucent golden color with a nice, compact medium-sized white head. Aroma is light, fruity, berries, and a bit of bread. Taste is smooth, dry, lightly fruity. Dry finish. Low bitterness. Lacking much character, overall. This is not offensive and all right in general but I want more.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 18, 2007
Run of the mill Marzen. Coppery red pour with no head. Caramel malts and apple esthers in the nose. Low carbonation. Watery texture with sugary caramel and more fruity esthers. Drinkable, but not worth seeking out.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2007
this was very basic and quite dissapointing..copper body with small head..aroma of straw, burnt sugar, toast, and grass..flavor of OATS, earth tones, and grassy, herbal hops...somewhat meaty and much too filling for a beer this light

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2300) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2007
This one is growing on me as I drink it. Great traditional dark orange, some lacing. Doughy aroma with some toffee. Very sweet palate, candy, cinnamon, and a nice sweet finish.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2007
bottle. smells and taste like extremely stale grains. really not well done. watery, bready, and stale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2221) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 14, 2007
Another good beer from Great Lakes. See-through copper pour with an enticing white head. Nose full of grain and malt with notes of sweet caramel, dough. The flavor is sweet and lightly bitter. Moderately dry finish. Medium body, smooth texture. Very enjoyable.


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