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Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,128
Reviews: 428
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 16.88%
Wants: 13
Gots: 48 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: garymuchow on 08-30-2002)
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3.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Looks like a solid session. High carbonation with foam and, especially, lacing. Pale brown in color.

Smell: Faint pineapple along with faint lightly toasted nuts.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Well-balanced bitterness and sweetness, but very generic. Some apple and brown sugar. Mouthfeel is actually quite crisp and enjoyable.

Overall Drinkability: A middle of the road beer. Easy to drink a bunch with no problem.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 03:13:43 | More by tjsdomer2
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2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

01-14-2013 08:56:55 | More by Veebz
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

01-13-2013 17:00:19 | More by Blueribbon666
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2.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle, bought as part of the Leinenkugel's Autumn sampler pack. Bottle says to enjoy by January 07, 2013 so I am only a couple days late on this one, but I was waiting for my sinuses to clear so I can actually smell and taste the beer. And the 12 pack was only $5.99 from my local beer store, you sure as hell can't beat that.

A - Non-aggressive pour into a Boulevard tulip glass yields virtually no head whatsoever. One of the most copper colored beers I've ever seen. Steady bubbles rushing to the top.

S - Pale malts is really the only thing I am getting out of this one. Slightly bubblegum smelling. Reminds me of other German style märzens / Oktoberfest beers I've had, or even slightly akin to the Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale.

T - Not as bad as some people make it out to be. Very dry and malty with maybe the vaguest bit of cinnamon and other Halloween spices added to the mix. Aftertaste is again kind of bubblegummy.

M - Clean and smooth mouthfeel. Doesn't stick around, no resinous piney hops, no spice lingerance. The only thing that is left is a hint of the bubblegum malts.

Overall, this isn't a terrible brew. Leinenkugel's isn't exactly top notch stuff in my book, but grabbing yourself one of their seasonal variety packs usually works out in your favor. Not my favorite autumn beer at all, but with a moderate 5.10% abv it is easy sippin, and definitely drinkable. This is my first beer review under the newly remodeled rating system, and to keep things on an even keel I am probably just going to stick with rating my beers as I did on the old scale before the .75 or .25 option was available, for now anyway.

Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest ---3/5.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 23:39:19 | More by mfnmbvp
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

01-09-2013 00:52:42 | More by bscalt
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

01-07-2013 02:53:58 | More by Reinbeck11
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2.58/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, pours a copper color with a short loose off white head that dissipates quickly leaving little lacing, clear

S: light yeasty bread quality, caramel malt, odd citrus note, not much going on

T: on the sweeter side with a little spice, mostly just malty water

M: medium bodied, light carbonation

O: pass on this one, there are much better Marzens out there, drinkable but unimpressive

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 01:11:42 | More by M_C_Hampton
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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

01-03-2013 01:15:14 | More by Lukass
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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

01-02-2013 15:39:07 | More by rmeller
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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

01-01-2013 00:06:16 | More by Raynae
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2.6/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Had this beer on tap at a chain restaurant. Not sure how long it sat before I received it but it was still quite cold.

A: Medium orange amber with a lace of foam on top, no thick head.

S: Smelt slightly metallic and bread-like.

T: Minimal bitterness which was a plus, but had a metallic taste to go with the smell. Had to work pretty hard to get any deep flavor out of it. Slight nuttiness emerged halfway through as it warmed.

M: Watery, but had a nice quick finish with no lingering after taste. Also very dry finish.

O: Mild beer with subtle flavors. Would try again, but not go out of my way to acquire.

Serving type: on-tap

12-31-2012 04:51:58 | More by Naaberle
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3/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First Reviewed 10/14/2008

Appearance: Dark Orange. Small head. Laces nicely.

Smell: Biscuit, slight orange pulp. Malt

Taste/Mouthfeel: A bit watery and lacking body. There are some enjoyable orange and malt notes but I have to work to bring them out.

Drinkability: There are better Oktoberfest out there but this would do in a pinch.

Notes: There are better Oktoberfest out there. Not a bad offering. Just an average one.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 00:54:53 | More by Amish_Ambush
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

12-31-2012 00:41:08 | More by ebenicr
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

12-27-2012 22:18:32 | More by rwilling
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

12-25-2012 18:18:19 | More by ejimhof
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

12-25-2012 02:46:16 | More by OldhouseRecs
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -4.5%

12-23-2012 03:36:37 | More by kb2250
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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

12-22-2012 21:19:09 | More by eaddy-p
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

12-22-2012 20:08:51 | More by David1975
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4/5  rDev +27.4%

12-22-2012 05:39:17 | More by spikechiquet
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

12-16-2012 00:38:06 | More by vfgccp
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

12-16-2012 00:05:57 | More by Luke_Mac
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

12-14-2012 01:02:20 | More by Come_In_Ski
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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

12-13-2012 19:15:46 | More by j-rod18
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

12-13-2012 13:56:09 | More by LJWalker
Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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