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Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,370
Reviews: 451
rAvg: 3.17
pDev: 16.72%
Wants: 16
Gots: 138 | 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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garuda, Oct 14, 2013
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2.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from an ice-cold 12oz bottle into a room-temperature stein.

Appearance - Light copper in color; about a 1-finger frothy head initially that settled very quickly and dissipated almost entirely; translucent; attractive appearance; frothy lacing continued throughout the beer.

Smell - Minimal smell; caramel, bread-like; difficult to detect; reminds me of a Sam Adams Winter Lager

Taste - Not bad, overall; tastes like caramel; initially, sweet caramel taste that transitions to a bitter/sour aftertaste. Not as rich as I would have liked for a Marzen.

Mouthfeel - Pleasant, smooth; not too bitter.

Overall - An average Marzen, overall. I wouldn't necessarily seek this beer out again but it is drinkable and appropriate for a nice fall day.

AAG, Oct 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +26.2%

Insanity55, Oct 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.4%

tjsmith910, Oct 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.4%

Sspeer1, Oct 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

JustOneMorePlz, Oct 09, 2013
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2.48/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear copper color. The cream-colored head is about one fingers high and has a decent frothy texture, but also has poor retention. Despite the low duration, it still leaves behind a decent sheet of lacing behind.

S: Mild. While it does have that sweet caramel undercurrent ever-so-prominent in the style, it really doesn't jump out of the glass at all. I also pick up a touch of cereal grain - just a touch thankfully. Simply put, the aroma doesn't impress.

T: Again, it's just tastes 'held back' for whatever reason. An initial wave of mild caramel sweetness is washed away by the bitter finish. This bitterness isn't hoppy, it's honestly kind of metallic and even a touch chemical. Basically, it tanks what was otherwise a bland, average beer.

M: No questions, it's easy to drink. The sweet finish doesn't expose any of the harsh flavors excessively, and vibrant carbonation helps it go down the palate swiftly.

O: The best part? I drank it without incident. Sadly, that just means this one is no good. Even if it was offered to me freely, I'd think long and hard about drinking this again.

ThisWangsChung, Oct 08, 2013
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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a nice deeper amber color with a one finger pure white fizzy head and tons of tiny carbonation bubbles seen streaming up through the brew. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is light overall, consisting of a bit of a lightly roasted bready smell as well as aromas of caramel and toffee.

Taste – The taste begins with a strong caramel and lightly toasted bready flavor. These flavor create the bulk of the taste and remain rather constant throughout the taste. Other sweeter flavors come to the tongue more toward the middle of the taste, consisting mainly of an apple and pear flavor. Along with the fruit, comes some spice flavors as well as a bit of a grassy flavor. These tastes take the taste to its end, leaving a rather sweet and lightly roasted flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium to slightly thinner side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average side. Both are appropriate for the style and match the sweeter, lightly roasted, and spiced flavors of the brew quite well.

Overall – A decent Oktoberfest that is a bit on the sweeter side. It’s alright, but noting super exceptional.

Darkmagus82, Oct 07, 2013
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Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 1,370 ratings.