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RATINGS: 497   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TOSG55 (219) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours a golden color, with a fairly light head. Very nice malty aroma, with a ton of grain and some alcohol. Flavor has a lot of caramel malts, with some interesting dark fruit notes that don’t usually show up in a Marzen. This isn’t a style that I typically like, but this one is very well-made and enjoyable.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sawbuck (319) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Sweet rich caramel aroma...hint of raisin. Light amber color...clear, thin white head. Sweet caramel flavor up front. Bitterness creeps in overpowering the sweetness with not much balance. Hints of dark fruits also. Medium body, finishes with a slight dry bitterness. Average.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shot (136) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2014
From a bottle. Pours copper with a white head that quickly dissipates to a clumpy lacing. Aromas of sweet caramel malt and banana. Flavors are caramel, banana, toasted bread and a sweet herbal finish. Slight alcohol warmth. Medium to sticky mouthfeel. I am not a huge fan of marzens, so I typically enjoy only one or two Oktoberfest beers in tribute to the season. This is one of the better Oktoberfest beers. I’ll certainly have this one again sometime.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
JerseyBrew (32) - Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Would never buy this again. To watery. No grainy malt flavor at all and with a horrible after taste. This is a horrible example of a marzen. Do not waste your time ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dbeatdano (52) - - AUG 29, 2014
Aroma-Sweet caramel, bread, toasted biscuits Taste- sweet malt, caramel, slight citrus hops, butter, the tiniest hint of bitterness Palate - thin mouthfeel, malty brief finish, fizzy carbonation. Good for the style but a little too sweet. Still enjoyed it, but there are better oktoberfest out there.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2112) - 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 (168) - 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 (2055) - 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 (49) - - 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


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