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Big Eddy Über-Oktoberfest - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Big Eddy Ãœber-OktoberfestBig Eddy Ãœber-Oktoberfest

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127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.36%
Wants: 7
Gots: 11 | 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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Reviews by ElCommodoro:
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ElCommodoro

Texas

4.66/5  rDev +30.2%

This is hands-down one of the best beers ever made. It even rivals the kaiser in the realm of "imperial" oktoberfests. It delivers all the biscuity goodness of an Oktoberfest, but really in your face. That orange glow it's got is just so inviting, too. It's got an overall sweet backbone to it, that does well to accompany the bite of strong alcohol. It has a very bold malt flavour to it. If I didn't know better, I'd think there's some rye in it. I don't know what that would be doing in this beer, though. Perhaps I'm just being reminded of another favourite of mine, Lwinenkugel's ryewine. There are definitely similarities. There's some flavour that's common to both. I don't know if it's from the same yeast or the same grains being used, but there is definitely some shared character. And whatever it is, it's great. Both are amazing brews. I will definitely buy this again next year.

10-21-2013 06:18:36 | More by ElCommodoro
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equinox1

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

10-02-2013 01:37:20 | More by equinox1
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BuckeyeSlim

Ohio

4.09/5  rDev +14.2%

12 oz. bottle poured into a NB snifter.

A - Pours a deep, rich copper. A one-finger head of eggnog-khaki, very tight foam slowly dissipates, eventually leaving a sheen of fine lace across the surface and a thing ring around the glass. Held to a full-spectrum light, the beer is a very saturated deep orange/red and pretty clear. Respectable legs on the sides of the glass from the residual sugars.

S - Nicely toasted malts and luscious caramel tussle with pine and citrus hops, with the acidity of the hops eventually controlling the nose. The nose is on the soft side, but present, and fills up more of the glass as it warms.

T - The malts of the nose start off front-and-center, presenting a delicious base for the pine and herbal bittering hops to present themselves on. Fresh whole-wheat toast. Caramels, brown sugar, and drops of dark honey. Hints of toffee emerge. The finish retains just enough of the hops to avoid being cloying, but it's the melt-in-your-mouth caramels and toffee bits that really remain. No trace of the ABV in the taste at all. What really stands out is how amped-up the malt profile is compared to the typical Marzen and how well-balanced it is against the hops. Nicely done.

M - A bit fizzy to start, it moves smoothly across the tongue. Good body, with well-integrated components. Well-balanced structure. Finish consists of echos that lean toward the sugars without being sweet.

O - This beer is what happens when the party Oktoberfest Marzen gets invited to the clubhouse for cigars and brandy. Uber indeed. Rich, luscious malts provide an excellent foundation for the hops, which balance but remain in their supporting role, as they should for this style. I probably would tweak the hop profile if I were brewing this myself to find a better match for the malts as I found the herbal component a tad rough, but it's a minor quibble. It's a delicious interpretation of the style and one worth keeping around for relaxed, slow drinks around an autumn fire.

09-26-2013 06:25:43 | More by BuckeyeSlim
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Guinnsslvr

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.2%

10-10-2013 02:42:42 | More by Guinnsslvr
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Franziskaner

Missouri

3.45/5  rDev -3.6%

Nice rich brown color. Brilliant clarity. A minimal to non existent wisp of foam lays on top. The aroma is punishing with dark malt and nuttiness. The flavor is intensely malty and I get some serious nuttiness. The mouthfeel is pretty smooth considering the strength.

11-03-2013 03:45:13 | More by Franziskaner
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richkrull

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

11-14-2013 01:11:54 | More by richkrull
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jALEson

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

09-18-2013 01:52:02 | More by jALEson
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-28-2013 22:44:19 | More by tdm168
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

11-13-2013 00:15:45 | More by Kegatron
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JacobDMB


3/5  rDev -16.2%

08-08-2014 23:55:15 | More by JacobDMB
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jtierney89

New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev +2%

clear deep orange hue with almost no head. good clarity. lots of rustic earthy hops on the nose. Very hearty hearty grains.

Big mouthfeel with just enough carbonation to break things up. Pretty good taste. A lot milder then expected and not as hoppy as I was hoping but then again it is a marzen.Hearty breads, lots of grain husks, subtle dark fruit but thankfully is very restrained. Some hops make themselves known and attempt to balance but some sweetness lingers. Touch of alcohol heat lingers as well but really not as much as expected. Taste like a fairly good marzen style beer with a deceptive amount of alcohol and a heavy body. Bready, Rustic, Earthy. Not bad at all. Pairs pretty well with pita rounds and red pepper hummus.

08-26-2013 03:48:50 | More by jtierney89
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +11.7%

08-16-2013 21:00:53 | More by Kunstman
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.59/5  rDev +0.3%

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on September 27, 2013.

It is an attractive looking beer with its medium amber-copper colored pour leading up to a long lasting cream colored head. Busy carbonation.

The aroma starts out with a modest German roasted malt atmosphere but then an earthy hop sensation kicks in and assumes the leadership post.

Medium body.

The malts almost seem subtle in the flavor because the pungent hop bitterness and boozy character becomes the beer. They did say it was bolder. That's no lie.

09-27-2013 22:09:55 | More by puboflyons
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Pookie

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

09-07-2013 20:58:51 | More by Pookie
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tourdot

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -44.1%

08-13-2013 00:46:32 | More by tourdot
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bigaddy

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-17-2014 02:43:55 | More by bigaddy
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.29/5  rDev +19.8%

12 oz bottle poured into a Big Eddy tulip.
8.5 % ABV, 35 IBUs

A - This fall Big Eddy series beer pours a crystal clear burnt auburn color that's capped by an ivory pile of foam which leaves little whisps of lace on the tulip.

S - Loaded with a dryhopped aroma, Über-Oktoberfest has an inviting European hop presence of fall; crisp and earthy with notes of spice and a slightly musty, marajuana-like scent that overlays it's rich maltiness. Munich bready qualities and notes of toasted Vienna malts have undertones of honey sweetness but remain totally smooth.

T - Malt complexity continues into the flavor with Munich breadiness and toasted wheat flavors but hops still win out with their earthy flavors. Interesting is this sense of faint allspice which, it seems, the hops impart, melding with the earthy profile before finishing with a warm touch of alcohol.

M - Despite elevated alcohol, Über-Oktoberfest remains incredibly smooth and round on the tongue teetering between sweet, bready malt and the dry, moderately bitter hops, lingering with mild alcohol warmth, perfect for those colder fall days.

O - Über this Big Eddy sure is; it's just a like a good Oktoberfest amped up for a broader spectrum of rich and deep flavors. The core style remains as this beer is smooth and crisp, utilizing German malts and European hops to achieve the same type of flavor profile, just in an über package.

07-28-2013 18:07:10 | More by BeerFMAndy
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

10-10-2013 21:47:05 | More by EgadBananas
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TooGood

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +11.7%

08-23-2014 00:03:13 | More by TooGood
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enelson

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

09-08-2013 17:45:31 | More by enelson
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LaurenRJ13


3.48/5  rDev -2.8%

08-23-2014 04:42:27 | More by LaurenRJ13
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

08-18-2013 04:27:50 | More by bigbeers84
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.06/5  rDev +13.4%

Leinenkugel’s Big Eddy Über-Oktoberfest has a thin, off-white head, a clear, bubbly, brilliant orange-copper appearance, and a little bit of thin lacing left behind. The aroma is rather bold- rich, bready malt, brown bread crust, a bit of orange, some sweetness, and a pungent note. Taste is of rich, sweet, bready, barley malt, sweetness, mandarin orange pulp, brown bread crust, slight nut, and a fairly pronounced straight-forward hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to thick, with some carbonation prickle, and Leinenkugel’s Big Eddy Über-Oktoberfest finishes decently crisp, easy-drinking, and remarkably smooth. Overall, this is delicious, and I strongly advise trying it.

RJT

10-27-2013 14:22:43 | More by RonaldTheriot
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bismarksays

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

10-15-2013 21:22:19 | More by bismarksays
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TheCondor

Missouri

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
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Big Eddy Über-Oktoberfest from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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