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RATINGS: 493   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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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dacrza (508) - 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...


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2090) - 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....

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
N3lson1 (163) - 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.

3.4
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (2051) - 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

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rollsrace (35) - - 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

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RRistow12 (242) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Tasted from bottle. Pours a orange color with white head. Aroma is mostly malt. Grains and some caramel. Taste is smooth, drinkable and sessionable. Normally I'm not a huge Oktoberfest style fan but this is good. Sweet tasting with almost no detectable bitterness. Flavors of caramel and spices. Excellent for style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CardsFan25 (61) - - AUG 22, 2014
Amber pour with little head. Majority of the aroma is pilsner malt and the same with the taste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reberiii (321) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Deep, clear amber pour. Touch of pine hop, slight malt toffee at the end. A lot of pilsner malt. Crackery. Some malty toffee, and a tangy hop finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
solidfunk (3892) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Drinkable and sessionable, and that’s all that matters really for this style. Pours orange with good head and lacing. Lightly caramelized malt. Finishes a touch sour, with some booze taste. Tap at Smoke and Barrel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Timdogg (3) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2014 does not count
At crisp clean taste that makes you feel of fall great taste and easy drinkability ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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