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RATINGS: 577   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2007
Poured from bottle, pretty copper color. Sweet malty smell. Taste was sweet malts, carmel with some nuts and spice. I thought this very delightful and easy to drink!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2007
Poured amber with off white head. Aroma of sweet malt and fruit. Sweet malt flavor to start with some fruit and finished with some spice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2008 nice copper color with a sweet nose. the flavor is a little hoppy for an oktoberfest (which probably accounts for its high ranking within the percentile) but has a nice sweet toasted maltyness that is very enjoyable. a very nice version of a style of which i am not a huge fan

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexanderj (3539) - Branson, Missouri, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Bottle; poured an amber color with a medium white head. Aroma of grain, caramel. fruit and pinto beans. Easy drinking, with a slightly different flavor than most of the style. Can’t put my finger on what it is. A light sweetness with a decent hop presence in the finish. Like many in this style, it is ok but not memorable.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
krysztofar (344) - belleville, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2007
12oz bottle. radiant brassy color tops off with a short lived egg shell head. soft grainy nose. very smooth and easy drinking lager. rich and dense caramel sweetness finishes with a pronounced spicy flavor. nutmeg and pumpkin come to mind. just a touch of toasty dryness and bitter hops. this would be excellent with thanksgiving dinner.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
milewide (2059) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Fine Oktoberfest, but less hops than most Great Lakes brews. Mostly malt on nose and taste.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
a10555 (125) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Nice Smooth beer! Tastes great and I was pleasantly surprised by the taste.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2007
12oz Bottle $8.99 6-Pack Binny’s, Orland Park Great Lakes Oktoberfest pours a crystal clear glowing amber with hints of orange. Large carbonation bubbles rise to the two finger head that formed on the pour. The head fell to a thick creamy cap and left some lacing on it’s way down. Leaves nice drink lines after each sip. The aroma come forward with large amounts of Munich malt and lesser amounts of toasted grains. The Munich comes across chewy with a touch of caramel and a slight earthiness. This is a glass full of malt. Munich malt. Starts off with a chewy nuttiness and leads effortlessly, mid-palate, to an earhtiness. A slightly sweet grain huskiness comes through on the swallow making this an enjoyable Oktoberfest. The body on this octoberfest is medium with a silky smooth creamy mouthfeel. Lazy carbonation lets this beer glide through the mouth. Lives up to the status of an octoberfest in that its easy enough to put away pint after pint. Great Lakes Oktoberfest hits the spot on a crisp fall evening like tonight. One of the great American breweries comes along with another great American German Style beer. If that makes sense to anyone. 10/12/07

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (9136) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (3570) - 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.


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