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RATINGS: 581   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
JaBier (8253) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Bottle sample. Clear amber pour with a big tan head. Grainy malt and caramel nose with some light hops. Caramel malt flavor with a bittersweet caramel and hop finish. Not sweet through and through like a lot of o-fests and that’s a good thing.

3.1
Silphium (3198) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2009
On tap at Dusty’s Tap Room, Okemos. Clear straw/orange body, thick, puffy buff head. Earthy nose with toast and sugars. Malty body with sweet residual sugars and hints of alcohol, finishing with bitter, earthy hops. Too sweet.

2.2
jodah52 (210) - Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2009
Slightly dark oktoberfest with weedy hop aromas. Somewhat dry, slightly bitter, slightly sweet - this has no outstanding strengths. Mediocre.

3.6
mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Pours a deep amber red with small off white head which leaves quickly. Aroma is subtle but all malt. Flavor is sweet bread, caramel malt finish with a nice bitterness. Nice oktoberfest

3.3
MrBeerFanatic (1069) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2009
Pours medium to dark bodied amber with light carbonation and an off white head. Aromas of sweet caramel, touch of candy, and other malts. The flavors are mostly malts of the nose with a slight hop backbone with a light carbonated feel. Somewhat rich, semi sweet, little dry and bitter. A pretty decent Marzen...

3.5
WVHouseofBeer (1106) - West Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2009 Ah GLBC, what can I say about quality of the beer that the beer itself can’t describe. I really have an affection for the Cleveland brewery and this Oktoberfest is as good of version of the style that you will find. A good, malty golden brown body gives the beer a slight caramel and hops flavor that can be downed in massive quantities.

3.6
JoeMurphy (41) - Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2009
Pretty amber beer; malty with a nice balance of bittering hops. Very drinkable.

3.3
SrSilliGose (3332) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 13, 2009
tap at small bar. pours amber with a small head. notes of bread, caramel, earth. good.

3.4
Tanker12 (173) - USA - SEP 12, 2009
Aroma of malt bread and candy. flavor is also bread and malt with a hit of alcohol and a slightly watery finish. Great oktoberfest.

3.3
Haslinger (984) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2009
On tap at the Blue Tusk. Not too much aroma present but the complex taste more than makes up for this. Some malt, hops and a bit of deep earthy taste. Perfect fall beer!


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