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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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3400) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2007
12 oz bottle. Clear pale brown with a white head. Doughy with a little brown sugar. Medium light, tangy carb. Rather interesting taste of caramel and peanuts. Reminds me of Cracker Jack. Mild sour finish with wood.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Odeed (1787) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 12, 2007
murky bronze body with a small white head.aroma blends up wheat,grain,pumpkin,caramel malts,and salt.flavor does much of the same.not bad at all.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - SEP 9, 2007
Slowly receding, creamy white head, looks so silky. The body is a translucent copper with waves of rising carbonation. Malt centered though balanced aroma, light grassy notes interwoven. Light toasted grains and cereal, low detectable alcohol and semi-sweet caramel. A touch of nondescript fruit rounds out the soft and pleasant nose. The flavor is very enjoyable, sweet caramel and malts stealing away low bitterness. Astringency is nearly nil, toasted malt well-integrated. The finish is malty, very lightly nutty, balanced and lengthy. The mouthfeel is very creamy, adequately though lowly carbonated, light-medium bodied and a bit syrupy. A very well-made Märzen.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MIBRomeo (2567) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 9, 2007
golden brown colored pour w/ a nice tall thick off white to light tan head and a good slow rising carbonation. Sweet carmel aroma lots of wheaty grains some nice roasty aromas. Palate is well coated and lightly creamy, very nice for the style. Flavor is lots of toasty malts some good carmels traditional grains. A very nice Okt.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2007
12oz bottle, my first oktoberfest of the year, and its a local, malty flavor which is easy drinking and pleasant to swig on, easy to drink is the best description

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2007
9/8/07: Bottle.
Orange-tan body with minimal head and no lace. Sweet and slightly sour malt nose. Flavor is malty and nutty. Chewy with a long finish which is slightly sour.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
eaglefan538 (2911) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 6, 2007
Bottle from Crizay. Poured with anticipation, like this brewer. Orange in color, off-white head. The aroma was doughy, sweet candy, slight bubble gum, touches of vanilla. The flavor was doughy, sweet candy, some odd bubblegum / vanilla type flavors, faint grass, and only itty bits of ofest spices going on (no wonderful toasted or nutty malts). This thing was utterly undrinkable as an ofest beer (only my second or so of the season), drinkable at best otherwise, flavors not melding together either, regardless of the style. Disappointing product from an otherwise very nice brewer. Thanks for the bottle, Chris!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2007
Tap. Malty nose, copper body, small white head. I found this one to be fairly bland, with a lightly bready body and some finishing bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2007
draft- mmmm. I don’t are for Oktoberfests, but this is an exception, and pretty exceptional. Nice and malty, sweet, butterscotch, and some roastyness as well. unique, and some hops there but not much. Enjoyed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 2, 2007
Translucent and pale polished brass in color with a tight frapped foam cap riding on top. Aroma positions sweet toasted abundance in a beautiful limelight. Caramel, hazelnuts and maple sugar coated brown bread bring in nasal exclamations while a toasted whole wheat signature rides the coattails of the back scent. Toffee and talc line the nose as caramelized pistachios and leavened brown bread segway into the flavor’s dominion. Caramel and toffee join forces for full bodied sweetness, complimenting the humming crème brule cap that flew on top of the hazelnut whole wheat loaf. Oats gets sifted through sticky maple sugar sap and ironed out on English toffee nougat. The noble hop support is simply striking. Expansive dominion for the perfectly leveled carbonation lends more chewy, synchronic grist as the palate smacks the caramel crust sweetened oat laden bread loafs into a finish that stays true to the first sniff and sip.


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