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RATINGS: 544   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
marv3mania (185) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2013
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Appearance is transparent golden orange with a modest off-white head. Aroma is lots of Munich and caramel malts and German hops. Taste follows the nose, with a very smooth finish. Delicious. This is my favorite oktoberfest so far.


1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Cousin_Larry (643) - - AUG 29, 2015
Seriously Great Lakes, you should be ashamed to put your name on this beer. Tastes like flat Mad Dog but worse.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2985) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Poured to an event shaker at the WCD Trade Expo 2015 in Chicago, showing a clear, amber color, with a presentable layer of soft white head foam that gradually diminished to a ring & film, with some spots of lacing on the glass. The nose was light caramel & toast, with a touch of sweetness. Medium bodied, with fair carbonation, the taste was similar notes as the aroma’s, adding a bit of crackery grain, and moderate hop bitterness. A decent fall fest offering.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (4616) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2015
From a 12 oz bottle at home. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Malty nose. Flavors of caramel and peach. Bit of hop zing in the finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tia (1319) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Tap from source. orangey golden with moderate oatmeal head and light lacing. Honey and light wheat with a lig ht citricness. Too wheat and grainy for my tastes. Very little hop character to balance. A little something oddly sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bvbunited (29) - Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2015
This Oktoberfest fits perfectly with the rest of the Great Lakes family the beer has a great bronze color and the perfect balance of malts and hops. I would recommend this beer to anyone.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dagimp (838) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Let me say I’m not a huge fan of the style, so I’m probably not the best judge. However, I really like this beer. Not too boozey; easy to drink but with a good hefty body. Winner in my book.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beersammich (71) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Tastes much like other Oktoberfest beers. Caramel, malts, and sweetness. This one has a small hint of alcohol. Probably my favorite of the Oktoberfest’s. I enjoyed this one. I had this from a bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yinzerita (17) - - DEC 13, 2014
I prefer this over other oktoberfests ive had but there really isnt much to this. Good beer but nothing special.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2014
I love this time of year and oktoberfest is the right beer at the right time. Its an amber lager with noble hops and malt to make it so special.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bbucc13 (3) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2014 does not count
Poured from tap in tulip. Full bodied, bright Amber color, small white head, minimal lacing, mild carbonation, malty and silky mouthfeel. Very enjoyable for an Octoberfest. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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