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RATINGS: 573   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dacrza (837) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2013
DATE TASTED: September 13, 2013 ... GLASSWARE: Ayinger willibecker... OCCASION: first full week of school is done--and the power’s back in our house...APPEARANCE: upward cascading bubbles uphold a thick, foam-laden off-white head; orange amber body conveys an Oktoberfest with nice tracings... AROMA: beautiful caramel malts; some flowery hops add balance; grassy undertones add to its earthy aroma...PALATE: mellow, medium-bodied and pleasantly drinkable; balanced between tongue and tooth...TASTE: sweet, buttery caramel and sugary/salty enough to force of a lick of the lips; a winning sweetness that makes this style rewarding... OVERALL: clean, crisp and fulfilling--an Oktoberfest can do little more to impress; outstanding may be a stretch, but the sum of its parts suggests this appellation...


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFGrind (1994) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2016
Sweet malt O-Fest with some caramel malt and citrus bitterness. Blended very well, surprised it took me this long to sample Great Lakes Oktoberfest.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigcat03 (263) - Columbus, Nebraska, USA - AUG 11, 2016
Drank this one straight from the bottle. Caramel, toasty, nutty taste. Has a little bite on the aftertaste. Fairly full mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nicely done!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Pours a clear golden yellow color. Aromas of grass, cheerios, and a touch of flowers. Flavor is kinda sweet to start, citrusy finish with some hop notes.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Poured into a perfect pint from a bottle. 3.0 A: Clear medium orange color. Two fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is a touch below average and just a few wisps of lacing are left. 3.5 S: Caramel and toastiness, mineral, nuts, apple, rust. Light earthy hops. 3.5 T: Caramel apple, toastiness, nuts. The lager yeast is a bit aggressive lending a dirty earthy component. Also has a dry champagne quality to it. 3.5 M: Heavier medium body. Good carbonation level that is fizzy on the tongue. Lightly creamy. 3.25 D: I love GL and I know everyone loves this beer, but for me it’s just slightly above average. ★ 630 characters DavoleBomb, Sep 10, 2015

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LetsGoState (803) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Aroma is sweet malts. Taste has a nice balance. Overall a fairly solid fall beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Larry_Duffman (357) - - NOV 18, 2015
I poured it from the bottle into a mug. It pours a light amber color with a fluffy white head and lacing. The aroma is barnyard, funk, hay, and grass. The taste is grass, hay, earth, vegetable, and some sweet corn. The palate is light on carbonation. It’s a pretty good interpretation of the style.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
conway (2210) - - NOV 8, 2015
Bottle. Copper with 1 finger white head. Dark fruit, nuts, malt, and an unfortunate creamed corn taste. I’m guessing DMS infection? Too bad, would be pretty good otherwise. Will have to try this one again.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hayduke (4755) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Sampled at GABF 2015. In the tasting glass clear amber. Off-White head Noe of sweet malts, citrus, and nuts. Medium in body. Flavor is malts and nuts. Light bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (5951) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 29, 2015
Bottle: Almost clear amber with a short, off-white head. Orange, leafy aroma. Taste is sweet orange/toffee malts.... Vanilla, sweet grain malt. Almost candied.... Very malty, but a bit too sweet, however.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (4222) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2015
Clear copper-amber body, thin off-white head, spotty lacing. Bready grains, some toffee, some florals, and the slightest bit of citric hops. Medium bodied, softer carbonation, moderate sweetness, a bit sluggish in the finish.


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