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Big Eddy Über-Oktoberfest - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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208 Ratings
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Ratings: 208
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 8
Gots: 34 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 07-28-2013)
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3.36/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle served in a tall Schneider-Weisse glass at fridge temps. Bottle was dated 02/2014 for freshness but I think that's a best before date, the neck of the bottle had a label that said 2013.

Appearance: orange honey colored with a nice thick head to start that faded to a thin layer of froth at the top of the beer. Moderate visible carbonation, seems low for the style.

Nose: hops up front with some sweet malty notes in the middle, heavy on the malty, I can smell some residual alcohol notes as well.

Taste: spicy and complex malt profile, really wonderful rounded flavor and no alcohol discernible, lemony and herbal like a cough drop, the cough drop is really weird and tends to overpower the other notes. I like the initial spiciness of the hops but it is overpowered by the maltiness and chewy quality of this beer.

Overall: this is a weird one. I don't know of any other dry hopped German style ales. I like experimentation but the Oktoberfest Marzen style is already perfected and probably should not be messed around with. I still can't get over the cough drop taste! This was a four pack. I'll review it again in a few month.

Photo of aklude
3.81/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Theniz
3.99/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JeffSK
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of scaliasux
3.95/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L - Medium amber. Clear. Short off-white head. Persistent.
S - Rich malt. Raisin, dark fruit mainly.
T - Potent. Sweet and very rich medium roasted malt. Prune, raisin, a little caramel.

This seems to go beyond the oktoberfest category. More like an scotch ale or something imperial. Pretty good for Leine's though.

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of JordanSolda
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of freemanj
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of McMatt7
3.36/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Chucker17
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Rennpferd
3.18/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The beer looks good, but not great. The smell is awesome but not really indicative of this style so I couldn't give it a 5. The taste is something different for a Marzen; it is sweet and citrusy, almost like a holiday lager or ale in my opinion, the extra umph of the hops change the character. The feel is excellent at first, but then left a weird filmy taste in the back of my mouth. Overall the beer is good but there are others that I will seek out this time of the year.

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4.04/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of BeerSnobRobinson
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of timontheroad
3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a orange amber, with about a half inch tan head that disappeared rapidly to a an eighth inch. Little to no lacing. Aroma is heavy sweet malt, with a touch of grassy notes. Taste is very sweet malt with just a touch of some citrus and alcohol on the back end. Mouthfeel is medium to light, with little carbonation. Overall, this is not too bad, but not outstanding either, something I've come to expect from the Big Eddy series.

Photo of malprep
3.3/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of OldSmaug
3.76/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of SteadyEddie93
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with best by date January 26, 2015 printed on the bottleneck. My second of the Big Eddy beers from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co., acquired a single bottle from the local beer store.

Poured into a Big Eddy snifter glass.

A - It pours a coppery burnt sienna orange body, almost similar to an IPA in appearance. About a finger of khaki head that recedes to a ring. Leaves behind some good sticky lacing. Looks pretty nice for what it is.

S - The aroma is pleasant also - notes of cream, vanilla, oak, wood, alcohol fumes, and some toasty caramel maltiness.

T - Taste follows the nose - notes of cream, vanilla, wood, oak, and alcohol fumes. A sweet caramel / toffee flavor, with some slight medicinal notes.

M - The feel is smooth and creamy. Sticky & viscous. Medium-full bodied with good carbonation.

Overall, a decent expression of the style, especially given the brewery. I am once again surprised and I look forward to trying more beers in this series.

Jacob Leinekugel Brewing Co. Big Eddy Über-Oktoberfest -----3.5/5

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3.6/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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Big Eddy Über-Oktoberfest from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.