Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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Reviews by SkeeterHawk:
3.25/5 rDev +2.8%
I am drinking this beer from the same glass that just had a Hacker Pschorr Oktoberfest in it, so this beer is up against some tough competition (I rinsed the glass well). I am a pretty big fan of this style, and love this time of year for this reason also. Anyway, let's get down to reviewing this beer that I picked up at the Kingwood Spec's.
Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a small head of antique white bubbles that was there for about 30 seconds. There weren't a weren't a whole lot of bubbles rising to maintain the head. There is a little bit of lacing as you drink the beer.
Aroma: My initial impression of the aroma was that it was super reserved. I expect it to be clean, but this aroma is almost non-existent in the cold beer. There is a little bit of sweet malt in there as a light caramel. As the beer sits, the aroma doesn't get much more eventful. Again, it is clean, which means there are no flaws and that is difficult to do. I don't get any negative interaction with the water or anything. It is just clean.
Taste: The flavor is pretty much on with the aroma. Clean and slightly sweet. There are a few more toasty notes in the flavor than I picked up in the aroma, so this makes you think that the Oktoberfest style is the one they were shooting for. There really aren't any hops to speak of. The carbonation is a bit low, but the body is light, so this is probably a good thing as this beer is obviously coming in on the lighter side of the spectrum. If it was more carbonated, it would probably make it more noticeable that it is thin. The finish is a little sweet and rather uneventful.
Opinion: This is an OK beer. It shows that the brewer knows how to make a Lager, and it is well balanced and clean. All this said, it is like a more "mass produced" beer quality to appeal to the masses. I just had a Hacker Pschorr, and that beer absolutely showcases the malt so much that it is like drinking a milkshake. This beer is a bit like a Budweiser "premium product" that is clean and made to appeal to the masses. I would definitely choose other Oktoberfest beers before I would take this one, but if it was on tap at a pizza joint or something, I would probably have a glass as it would probably go pretty well with pizza.
10-03-2011 03:33:07 | More by SkeeterHawk
More User Reviews:
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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