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Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,470
Reviews: 463
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 16.67%
Wants: 18
Gots: 202 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: garymuchow on 08-30-2002

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great taste! Exceptional! My favorite Oktoberfest beer!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

This was not what I expected and was pleasantly surprised at the smoothness and flavor. Definitely a new seasonal favorite!!

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Photo of 160Shillings
4.43/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Moderate melanoidin malt aroma with very faint lager yeast and hop spice notes.
Appearance: Sharply clear with a deep amber color, it pours to a firm tall off-white head that clings to the glass.
Flavor: Starts malty sweet and finishes appropriately dry. Moderate melanoidin malt flavor with a touch of toastiness. There is some lingering coarseness in the finish that is inappropriate, perhaps from the cluster hops.
Mouthfeel: The body is moderate but offset by the dry finish, if you don’t like heavier bodied beer, this one should please you because the finish is dry without cloying. Carbonation is medium.
Overall Impression: A very good Oktoberfest that could benefit from the omission of caramel malt and cluster hops.
Comments: Oktoberfest/Marzen is one of my favorite styles of beer and I’d be happy to drink this Leinie any day.

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4.41/5  rDev +38.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz twist-off bottle poured into a Leinenkugel's imperial Pint.
5.1% ABV, DEC0312 printed on the neck.

A - The delicious caramel-amber colored beer is instantly inviting and foreshadows the upcoming fall season and the changing of the leaves. Crystal clear and bubbly, the beautiful and radiant body is topped by a crown of just-slightly-off-white foam. Tall to start, it's got great retention with a thick collar of lacing.

S - An initial 6-row pale malt grainy aroma subsides quickly to a much more pleasing toasted Vienna-like malt nose. Munich and caramel malts add some underlying sweetness to the dry aroma, but it's boldly earthy. Dry leaves, grass clippings, and a bit of spice from the hops all give this beer a pleasing, balanced scent.

T - Impeccable balance in the taste, the maltiness really takes a moment of reflection to unfold. It starts with bready, flaky KFC-like biscuit and adds on a dab of honey sweetness and toast for something that goes beyond the harsh grainy aroma into specialty grain depth. Hops finish out with a light spice and herbal lingering finish which quickly suggests German noble hops.

M - While many other American breweries load their Oktoberfest with rich maltiness, Leinenkugel's gets what this beer is all about; drinkability. Leinie's Oktoberfest is a medium-light bodied Oktoberfest with high carbonation and a dry, crisp finish, complete with some mild, desired bitterness!

O - From the appearance to the finish, Leinenkugel's sexy-looking beer nails the great drinkability for the style with a well balanced and nicely malty brew that screams to be consumed in large quantities. While others might be a richer fall treat, this beer takes up quite a bit of room in my fridge each fall because it's often the Oktoberfest I want to reach for.

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Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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