Big Eddy Über-Oktoberfest - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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3/5 rDev -16.2%
12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.
Amber with a 1/2 finger of of-white head that dissipates quickly. Excellent clarity with light carbonation.
Toasted bread, caramel, and molasses. Subtle sour apple notes.
Toasted bread, caramelized table sugar, and pear. Hints of cidery apple with earthly, floral hop notes.
Medium-plus bodied, crisp, oily, and sticky.
The maltiness isn't as deep or complex as anticipated. The strange sour apple notes really throw this off.
08-25-2014 13:17:32 | More by justintcoons
3.25/5 rDev -9.2%
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.
08-19-2014 21:22:16 | More by TheCondor
3.48/5 rDev -2.8%
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 1/2014. Pours light hazy deep orange copper color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of caramel, biscuit, toast, raisin, brown sugar, pear, apple, light grape, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Ok aromas with solid balance of malt and yeast ester notes; but they are very muted. Taste of big caramel, toast, biscuit, brown sugar, toffee, raisin, pear, apple, herbal, floral, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, brown sugar, toffee, raisin, pear, apple, light pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Good balance, complexity, and robustness of malt and fruity/earthy yeast flavors; with some lightly cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and very full bodied; with a creamy, slick, and slightly syrupy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is moderately well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is a pretty solid imperial oktoberfest. Decent balance/complexity and big robustness of flavors; and pretty smooth to sip on. A fairly enjoyable offering.
02-06-2014 00:03:26 | More by superspak
Big Eddy Über-Oktoberfest from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.