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RATINGS: 498   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drdisque (521) - Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2012
On tap at Jerry’s Chicago. Pours cloudy auburn. Great looking beer. Good crisp slightly sweet caramelized flavor with a crisp and only slightly bitter finish. Another well crafted brew from great lakes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (2839) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2014
This is a malty lager beer that is ultimately a little too sweet for its own good but decent nevertheless. It is a nice orange color w/ a small head. It smells of lovely toasted malt w/ a bit of earthy herbal character as well. Caramel takes front in center once it’s tasted. It comes off as oversweet on the first sip but it settles down quickly and becomes nice and drinkable--esp. for something that is on the strong side for the style. It finishes w/ some lingering toffee notes and a touch of earthy bitterness. This falls just a bit short in terms of malt character but is better than most American craft examples of this style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sawbuck (319) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Sweet rich caramel aroma...hint of raisin. Light amber color...clear, thin white head. Sweet caramel flavor up front. Bitterness creeps in overpowering the sweetness with not much balance. Hints of dark fruits also. Medium body, finishes with a slight dry bitterness. Average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shot (136) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2014
From a bottle. Pours copper with a white head that quickly dissipates to a clumpy lacing. Aromas of sweet caramel malt and banana. Flavors are caramel, banana, toasted bread and a sweet herbal finish. Slight alcohol warmth. Medium to sticky mouthfeel. I am not a huge fan of marzens, so I typically enjoy only one or two Oktoberfest beers in tribute to the season. This is one of the better Oktoberfest beers. I’ll certainly have this one again sometime.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
JerseyBrew (33) - Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Would never buy this again. To watery. No grainy malt flavor at all and with a horrible after taste. This is a horrible example of a marzen. Do not waste your time ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dbeatdano (52) - - AUG 29, 2014
Aroma-Sweet caramel, bread, toasted biscuits Taste- sweet malt, caramel, slight citrus hops, butter, the tiniest hint of bitterness Palate - thin mouthfeel, malty brief finish, fizzy carbonation. Good for the style but a little too sweet. Still enjoyed it, but there are better oktoberfest out there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2113) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Near perfect assimilation of the German festbier. Nice malt profile, with a crisp hop back end. Malts are smooth and flavorful, malt finish, malt lingers. Now I miss Being in Germany in September....

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
N3lson1 (168) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Drank from a twelve ounce bottle. I’ve been a big fan of Great Lakes Brewing, but was disappointed by this beer. Sweet aromas, decent amber taste upon the initial taste after that a foul aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leafs93 (1671) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Pours amber with a medium white head that quickly dissipated. Aroma is earthy, caramel, toast and some herbal notes. Taste is sweet with slight bitterness, mostly sweet. Medium bodied, slick texture, decent carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (2058) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Aroma: Caramel, Bready Malts Appearance: Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, Off White Head Ring, Some Lacing Taste: Bready Malts, Mild Caramel Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rollsrace (59) - - AUG 24, 2014
One of my favorite beers. Good classic oktoberfest lager. Sort of reminds me of conway’s Irish ale but not as sweet

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