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Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,124
Reviews: 428
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 16.88%
Wants: 12
Gots: 45 | FT: 0
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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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4.45/5  rDev +41.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2012 07:02:10 | More by 160Shillings
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BeerFMAndy

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4.43/5  rDev +41.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 22:40:44 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Another pleasurable addition to The CANQuest (TM) and one that I {think that I} picked up at The Foodery (Northern Liberties). I have been a Leinie's fan ever since my visit to Hoos Warner in Madison, WI back in the spring of 1992. I know that they have really expanded their lineup of beers since then and the fact that they are CANning them makes it a double-plus bonus for me. Someday, I hope to relocate to the midwest, but for now, I am satiated by their beers.

From the CAN: "The Pride of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin since 1867."; "Carefully brewed by the Leinenkugel Family for five generations"; "The flavor of Fall with Munich, Pale & Caramel Malts and Four Specialty Hops".

I employed a Crack & Inverted Glug to get things started and it produced a finger of dense, tawny head as a result. Color was a deep coppery-amber with NE-quality clarity and loads of CO2 bubbles in evidence. Nose had a honey-like lager sweetness along with a breadiness, initially, and warming, I began to perceive the caramel. Mouthfeel was medium, but there was a pronounced effervescence due to all of the carbonation noted earlier. Taste was sweet, but not cloying, and I really liked the way that the malts interacted so that it had a sweetish, bready flavor initially and then took on a sweeter caramel taste on the finish. I also noted a slight grassiness, perhaps Hallertau hops? Fall seasonal? Hell, it's a "German-style Marzen" and it's damn close to March as it stands. I would like to see this released more often and if not, stash some away for late winter. It is just that good.

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Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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