Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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Reviews by AAG:
2.9/5 rDev -8.2%
Poured from an ice-cold 12oz bottle into a room-temperature stein.
Appearance - Light copper in color; about a 1-finger frothy head initially that settled very quickly and dissipated almost entirely; translucent; attractive appearance; frothy lacing continued throughout the beer.
Smell - Minimal smell; caramel, bread-like; difficult to detect; reminds me of a Sam Adams Winter Lager
Taste - Not bad, overall; tastes like caramel; initially, sweet caramel taste that transitions to a bitter/sour aftertaste. Not as rich as I would have liked for a Marzen.
Mouthfeel - Pleasant, smooth; not too bitter.
Overall - An average Marzen, overall. I wouldn't necessarily seek this beer out again but it is drinkable and appropriate for a nice fall day.
10-13-2013 23:49:34 | More by AAG
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3.05/5 rDev -3.5%
Poured one and a half bottles into a 1/2 liter stein,a brilliant bronze with a fluffy two finger white head atop.Aromas are clean and grainy with a tinge of iron.Flavors are too clean for the style with a little caramel sweetness but pretty basic.Eh it's clean and pretty light in the feel but it's not bad when out grilling in the great weather we're having here in NC.
09-13-2012 22:13:31 | More by oberon
3.85/5 rDev +21.8%
When it comes to O/M I expected Lienie's to really deliver for some reason. Unfortunately this offering, while respectable, is definately a lightwieght. Light color, light aroma, light taste with some mentionable toasted character, fizzy mouthfeel. An all around average oktoberfest to be sure. It goes down smooth though. I think I drank 4 in one sitting.
10-11-2006 02:09:11 | More by JudgeRoughneck
3.15/5 rDev -0.3%
Pours a deep, orange-amber body with a thick, puffy white head. Aroma has some malt sweetness, but also an adjunct smell that reminds me of macro lagers. Corn maybe? Mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonated bite. There are big, sweet toasted malt flavors from start to finish with just a hint of bitterness in the aftertaste. Overall, this is a decent beer, but nothing special about it at all.
10-06-2009 18:06:57 | More by blackearth
2.8/5 rDev -11.4%
In my quest to sample some Marzen/Oktoberfest beers, I seem to have gotten into aa mediocre rut. This beer was not bad-looking, a copper color with a medium white head. After that, there wasn't much else to say about it. It had a faint malt aroma and a faint malt taste. I think there was a hint of hops, but I couldn't be sure. Not a beer I would want to drink too many of.
10-01-2008 22:05:28 | More by lordofthewiens
3.58/5 rDev +13.3%
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a dimpled mug.
Appearance: It has a light amber color with very good clarity. It builds up a thick creamy head which is off white in color. The head has great retention and makes lots of slick lacing.
Smell: The aroma has lots of leafy hops with sweet caramel and hints of toasted grain.
Taste/Mouth feel: It has a mildly sweet buttery malt with some light toasted grain, mild caramel notes and a touch of spicy and floral hops. The palate has a slightly thin, slick and smooth texture with soft carbonation and a medium body.
Notes: Overall it's a nice easy drinking but average Oktoberfest.
10-16-2008 18:38:19 | More by generallee
3.05/5 rDev -3.5%
Appearance: 1/4 inch head, reddish-caramel in color, clear, moderate carbonation
Smell: toasted malt and some bread
Taste: bread, toasted malt, and a strange but good mix of sugar and bittering hops at the end.
Mouthfeel: sweet with a slightly bitter end, moderate carbonation, medium-light bodied
Overall: An ok marzen, that is probably one of my least favorites from Leinies. The sweetness is not overpowering like some Leinie’s beers. This is true to style, but nothing really jumps out to differentiate this one. I will most likely pass on this in the future.
10-18-2011 15:33:22 | More by tigg924
2.73/5 rDev -13.6%
The beer pours a reddish-amber color with a small white head. The aroma is sweet toffee and sugar with no real hops present. The aroma is much sweeter than I expected it to be. The flavor is heavy on the toffee with some biscuit malt also mixed in. There is a slight metallic flavor to the beer, as well as some grape and other fruit notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
10-28-2011 02:03:30 | More by Mora2000
3.48/5 rDev +10.1%
This is an Oktoberfest beer I've enjoyed over the last several years. Good to see it out in cans this year. This can is stamped with a December 31 2012 date
A-Pours a ton of large bubbled white head, a bit hangs on throughout the drink. This one is completely clear and amber in color.
S-Lightly toasted barley malt, clean lager aroma.
T-Slightly toasted malt. Fairly clean lager with just a slight bittering hop linger.
M-Carbonation and body are moderate and well done.
O-One of my favorite beers from Leines. An easy to drink simple yet solid Marzen. Lacks depth and richness but good drinkability. I like it, great for a Fall fishing trip!
09-25-2012 01:31:13 | More by deebo
3.18/5 rDev +0.6%
A slightly above average beer in general, but a weak Oktoberfest. The color was light amber and there was very little aroma. The taste was sweet and malty but very light. Might be a good entry Oktoberfest for someone trying the style for the first time after only drinking macros, but I like more flavor.
10-06-2002 08:42:05 | More by ryanocerus
Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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