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Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,472
Reviews: 463
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 16.67%
Wants: 18
Gots: 209 | 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:
Beer added by: garymuchow on 08-30-2002

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Ratings: 1,472 | Reviews: 463
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This was not what I expected and was pleasantly surprised at the smoothness and flavor. Definitely a new seasonal favorite!!

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

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3.09/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

terrible that this tastes to me like the shandy. not sure if they put this on the same line or what, but man do i get a concentrated lemonade thing in here, which in any light does not belong in an octoberfest lager. the look is incredible. frothy soapy tall lasting pure snow white head with beautiful retention and lace as it drinks, i mean, it could not look any better for what it is, with the pale copper beer clear underneath. a little light maybe, and definitely light in malt on the flavor, especially compared to is german counterparts. there just isnt much base to this, thin and watery and oddly citrus forward but not from hops, tangy but not quite tannic. nice because its light but bad because it tastes nothing like the style is supposed to. no caramel or anything like that, not german cereals, and no yeast profile at all, doesnt even seem like a lager. the tang of the shandy lasts through the finish, and i would never guess this is an octoberfest beer in a blind tasting. fine for all day drinking though i guess if you dont know what its supposed to taste like. i was unimpressed.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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Poured into a Hoegaarden glass. Got this from a friend who was offloading his beer from his fridge.

Pours clean with about a half finger of head and looks the part of a Marzen certainly.

Tastes grainy and boring with no sweet or spice flavors. Actually smells better than it tastes as I get a hint more of the spices.

Feels watery on the mouthfeel and doesn't leave any lingering sweetness like better examples of the style do.

Overall pretty shite, definitely not worth picking up. Support another brewery if you want a good Marzen this is all talk and no delivery.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle in a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a sweet smell mixed in with the grain.
Appearance- this is an amber colored beer with a moderate white head.
Taste- Grain and malt, not bad but sort of run-of-the-mill.
Palate- Light bodied brew with moderate carbonation. Has a dry mouth feel.
Overall- This is pretty good, not the best Leinnie's has produced but not bad.

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Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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