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Big Eddy Über-Oktoberfest - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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145 Ratings
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Ratings: 145
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.8%
Wants: 7
Gots: 13 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 07-28-2013)
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Pours into a chalice with a deep copper color, and a big thicket of beige khaki head which forms fine even lacing…so far a pretty great looking uber O fest here. Typically in the past with Big Eddy releases from Leinenkugel they seem to be overcarbonated or too thin for the style with a lot of booze.

Aroma has sugar layered toasted malts, creamy vegetal texture something very fruity and pleasant right off the bat a hint of mild citrus the label does say “A bolder tastier take on an Oktoberfestbier dry hopped for added complexity”.

Flavor is upfront sweet, honey malts toasted malts, slight nutty character…but really too much of an all-encompassing sweetness feels like it coats the palate completely.

Mouthfeel harder to enjoy as the sweetness just seems to build, usually a crisp easy drinking style…the uber O fest beats your palate up a bit booze isn’t as ridden as I’ve seen in their other big beer releases, but it’s the unrelenting sweetness.

Overall I’m not disappointed that I tried this one, but it shows that a nice Vienna style lager/Oktoberfest style lager is so much more drinkable than something like this.

WVbeergeek, Aug 31, 2014
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Deep tawny russet color, backlit with smoldering sunset orange hues. Plenty of foam that eventually fades to a skim with minimal sparse lacing. Bright clarity. 4

Smells a little boozy, more like a blond doppelbock or something. Caramelized sugars, sugar cookies, stewed fruit. 3.5

Tastes boozy as well, cotton candy, apple, bitter aftertaste. Fairly smooth considering, but the taste is a little jarring. Slight astringency present, fairly full bodied. Overall it's sort of the antithesis of a drinkable, subtle style. Still it's not bad, but nothing really unique about it either. 3.25/3.5/3.5

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12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

appearance
Amber with a 1/2 finger of of-white head that dissipates quickly. Excellent clarity with light carbonation.

Nose
Toasted bread, caramel, and molasses. Subtle sour apple notes.

Taste
Toasted bread, caramelized table sugar, and pear. Hints of cidery apple with earthly, floral hop notes.

Mouthfeel
Medium-plus bodied, crisp, oily, and sticky.

Overall
The maltiness isn't as deep or complex as anticipated. The strange sour apple notes really throw this off.

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Shared with Small Paul, the liquor store connection. Side poured with standard vigor from the bottle into a goblet.

Appearance - Pours a nice, transparent copper color with about a one and a half finger head that leaves mediocre lacing. Head retention is about a quarter of the way into the brew.

Smell - Malts, fruitiness, a little spices, and a bit of alcohol. Nothing too impressive.

Taste - High on sweetness. Caramel, sweet malts, and a certain bready sensation are ever present on the palate. There is a little bit of alcohol present as well. Many of flavors are more subdued, nothing is particularly overpowering.

Mouthfeel - Finishes clean and rich, quite smooth. One of the better aspects of the beer. Medium carbonation

Overall - This is a decent beer overall. I would not buy it again, probably won't drink it again. But it is worth a try if offered to you. Decent example of the style, just not super impressed, nothing here will blow your hair back.

TheCondor, Aug 19, 2014
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Big Eddy Über-Oktoberfest from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.