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Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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1,429 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,429
Reviews: 458
rAvg: 3.17
pDev: 17.03%
Wants: 16
Gots: 163 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: garymuchow on 08-30-2002)
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Reviews by BuckeyeNation:
Photo of BuckeyeNation
2.65/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Burnished amber-orange topped by an bone white head that has a slight yellowish orange tint. The beer received a fairly aggressive pour and produced a decent sized foamy head as a result. Passable lace, no more than that.

The nose is pretty weak. I have to get my nose fairly deep into the glass to appreciate much. It isn't half bad... grainy malt with a minimum of offensiveness.

The flavor profile is disappointing. A quasi-sweet maltiness starts it off, but doesn't really lead to much. There's also a little earthiness, but the whole thing quickly loses its way and just kind of lays there and gives up. A little hop bitterness trys to poke through, but it too loses interest. A body/mouthfeel that is thin and fleeting definitely doesn't help.

I find myself without a strong opinion on this beer. It isn't bad, but there's really nothing to recommend it either. I find it to be middle-of-the-road as far as Leinie's goes: better than Berry Weiss and Honey Weiss, but not as good as Creamy Dark and Red. Before drinking what is my first every Oktoberfest, I wondered what an Oktoberfest was supposed to taste like. After drinking it, I'm still not sure that I know.

BuckeyeNation, Jan 20, 2004
More User Reviews:
Photo of nicholas2121
4/5  rDev +26.2%

Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest brewed by Jacob LeinenKugel Brewing with an ABV of 5.10% This brew pours out a nice light brown color with a small white head. The smell is rich with flavor and grains. Nothing special so far. Now for the taste it is smooth with some burnt grains. Oktoberfest has a nice balance to it. There is nothing overpowering in this brew. Leinenkugel's did a nice job with this one. The mouthfeel is nice and clean. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4 out 5. I would buy this brew again.

nicholas2121, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of creepinjeeper
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

12 oz. Bottle poured into a dimpled mug.

Appearance - Burnt orange in color. Thin head when poured into tbe mug. Head all but disappeared in a few minutes.

Smell - Bready, biscuity, a little toffee.

Taste - Malt with taste of "bread crust". Hint of tart cherry sweetness at the end.

Mouthfeel - Thin with a dry finish. Lightly carbonated.

Overall - Not the best, not the worst. Drinkable .

creepinjeeper, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of Urizen
4/5  rDev +26.2%

I think this is a damn fine Oktoberfest beer. Yes, as other's have noted it is not a heavy beer like most beers in this style. However, the flavor is great. It has a great head and looks beautiful in a glass. If I lived in colder climes I might have an issue with the lightness/wateryness of this brand, but if your October has temps in the high 80s and 90s, this beer is refreshing. It's the best "cheap" Octoberfest I can find anyway. Better than Sam Adams for sure.

Urizen, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of wiscokid920
3.4/5  rDev +7.3%

A decent offering of an Oktoberfest. Has the traditional toasted and caramel malts, slight bready/nuttiness. A decent enough hop bitterness. The biggest knock I have is the mouthfeel. It's just not up to par. Too thin and watery. The classic aroma and flavor profile is there, but it just doesn't have the type of body necessary for the style...at least in my book.

wiscokid920, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of oberon
3.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

oberon, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of mojohawk21
2.25/5  rDev -29%

mojohawk21, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of Turbo
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

Turbo, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of tectactoe
3/5  rDev -5.4%

tectactoe, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

t2grogan, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of OhioBobcat
2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

OhioBobcat, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of JudgeRoughneck
3.85/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

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.

JudgeRoughneck, Oct 11, 2006
Photo of ccapurso
2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

ccapurso, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of tbryan5
2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

tbryan5, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of GameOfBeers
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

GameOfBeers, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of dmheinz57
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

dmheinz57, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of blackearth
3.15/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

blackearth, Oct 06, 2009
Photo of markallmon
4.25/5  rDev +34.1%

markallmon, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of joel_bou
3.44/5  rDev +8.5%

joel_bou, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of lordofthewiens
2.8/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

lordofthewiens, Oct 01, 2008
Photo of Jpinoniemi
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

Jpinoniemi, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of generallee
3.58/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

generallee, Oct 16, 2008
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

SmellsofMahagony, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of TimoP
2/5  rDev -36.9%

TimoP, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of Doomcifer
2.25/5  rDev -29%

Doomcifer, Aug 09, 2014
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Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 1,429 ratings.