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RATINGS: 521   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 16, 2012
On tap at Town Table, Elon. GL’s rendition of this style is slightly less groan-inducing than some I’ve had but it’s hard for me to be fair to marzens since it’s just not where my taste buds generally gravitate. Handsome reddish ruddy pour, well carbonated and lively on the palate. Malts and grain everywhere, of course, but it’s straining towards the kind of hoppy brightness that makes me appreciate Foothills’ take on the style. Not quite there, but better than most.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boto (1863) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Draught @ Headkeeper: This one pours a clear, lighter amber color. There was a small off white head that left little lacing. Decent aroma. A bit of toasted malts. Possible some earthy hops also. No noticeable sweetness. The taste is decent. Toasted malts and slight biscuit notes. It has just a hint of bitterness and is very smooth. Nice!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (10094) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
A hazed amber Oktoberfest with a thick frothy light mocha head. In aroma, light caramel malt with grassy hops, light mineral notes, OK. In mouth, a light roasted caramel malt with light grassy hops, German mineral notes, OK.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8490) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours copper. Off white head. Nose/taste of toasted bread, cracker malt, light citrus peel. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (3801) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
"another well above average example of the style. toasted rich maltiness abounds. not quite as rich or smooth as the Bells but very nice. i could drink this all day."

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ARH (432) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2014
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Strong aromas of warm buttered dinner rolls, caramel, and citrus come through initially. As it settles down, more of a bread crust note comes through. It pours a clear, effervescent orange-yellow with an off-white micro to small bubbled head with a soft appearance. A thick-medium ring is retained as well as a mostly full, fuzzy surface. Nice thick stripes of lace are left behind with some webbiness in between. The taste is a medium sweet with a medium light bitter. The oily beer has a medium body with fizzy carbonation. Burnt and toasted qualities are most noticed at first with some caramel and cola, followed by some sweet citrus undertones at the finish. Caramel, toasted bread, and citrus linger for a bit in the aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChrisSc (189) - Lille, FRANCE - SEP 24, 2014
12 oz bottle into tulip. Minneapolis. Appearance: copper/amber in color. Cloudy with a small white head. Aroma: malty, bread, yeast, a little bit carmely. Taste: slightly sweet. Little to no bitterness. Palate: very lively carbonation at first. Body is medium. Long satisfying finish. Overall: a pretty respectable oktoberfest. Nothing eccentric, and relatively well made.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (517) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle. Clear copper. Sweet malts with caramel and earthy hop bitterness. Toffee and brown sugar standout with a nice kick on the finish. Nice biscuity characteristics too. Low carb with medium body. Easily one of the best oktoberfests out there.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2009) - Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Rich amber/copper color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of caramel malt, some hops, & spice; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, caramel/toffee, hops, and spice; Nicely balanced; Solid.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drsordr (1086) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle pour clear copper. Nose all sweet malt. Mild apple or sweet fruit. Taste again all malt. Minimal bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (2046) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 17, 2014
on tap @ Barleycorn’s / Lakeside Park KY --- Clear dark amber with a full white head, bands and polka dots of lace. Taste is lightly spiced caramel malt that grows through the palate, turning slightly bitter in the end. Nicely conceived, well-balanced.


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