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RATINGS: 514   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Panzuriel (1310) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Great lakes Oktoberfest pours a clear darker amber with a head of beige bubbles. Nose is of just slightly roasted sweet malt. Taste is caramel and sweet malt goodness. Body is less dense or cloying than typical for this style. Finishes with just a hint of good bitters among a roasty finish.


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 (1073) - 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 (2018) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chucklemation (479) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Pours a light amber with a white foam head. Aroma is caramel malts. The caramel and malts come off more strongly in the flavor, giving it a sweet taste. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx76 (627) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle - pours medium amber with thick foamy head. Nose of malt and caramel. Taste is of sweet malt, caramel, and spice. Could see this used as a dessert beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1373) - Oregon, USA - SEP 16, 2014
From bottle. Amber color with creamy white head. Aroma is honey, caramel malt, and light grass. Taste is similar to aroma, with lots of honey and a hint of grassy bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel and a lingering bittersweet caramel finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spokeydonkey (10) - somerville, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2014
A dark copper/light amber beer with a fluffy white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is spicy, floral with some caramel/butterscotch in the background. Well balanced flavor: caramel, butterscotch, with spicy hops behind it. Medium bodied with some sweetness to carry it through.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tillmac62 (194) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2014
BBD 10/30/14. Pours a clear amber with a nice dark ruby hue. Good head and retention, rich excellent lacing. Nice nose of malt - caramel, biscuit and a light spicy note. Medium body with a creamy texture. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence on the finish. Excellent flavor profile that is balanced and complex. It begins with a toasted biscuit character which flows into caramel over a subtle note of sweetness. The middle is slightly bitter with a very nice touch of spice. The finish is clean, slightly sweet, and a noble hop flavor lingers while the spice tickles the tongue. Great Lakes has nailed it, again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kambei70 (601) - - SEP 14, 2014
2014 bottle. A beautiful crystal clear amber/copper color with a thin white head. Nice malt, caramel and nutmeg smell. Taste is malt and caramel with a little all spice and a nice floral bitterness at the end. Medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TattooJack (95) - Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Poured from the bottle into a county fair drinking jar (with handle). I drank 3 of these in about 20 minutes, and in doing so I went back in time to 1990 when I attended an Oktoberfest in Munich. I could smell the bratwurst cooking as I went from beer tent to beer tent drinking each offering and swiping unattended empty liter mugs into my backpack (I believe I acquired 8 that day). This beer made me miss three things about Germany: 1.) German unadulterated Lowenbrau, b.) Singing shamelessly and out of tune along with music in a language I hardly understood, 3.) Making out with girls I just met who had no concept of daily showering or shaving. If the Army would have put that in my contract I’d have signed up and served for free. Thanks Great Lakes for the walk down memory lane!


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