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Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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1,369 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,369
Reviews: 451
rAvg: 3.17
pDev: 16.72%
Wants: 16
Gots: 137 | 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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Ratings: 1,369 | Reviews: 451 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by dmheinz57:
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3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

dmheinz57, Nov 12, 2012
More User Reviews:
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
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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

Turbo, Oct 06, 2013
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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 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 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
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4.25/5  rDev +34.1%

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

joel_bou, Friday at 07:07 PM
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
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2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

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

TimoP, Nov 25, 2011
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2.25/5  rDev -29%

Doomcifer, Aug 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

petewheeler, Sep 17, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Guinnsslvr, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of tigg924
3.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

tigg924, Oct 18, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +18.3%

reitzbrewing, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of Mora2000
2.73/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Mora2000, Oct 28, 2011
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Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 1,369 ratings.