1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Big Eddy Über-Oktoberfest - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Big Eddy Ãœber-OktoberfestBig Eddy Ãœber-Oktoberfest

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
81
good

133 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 133
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.13%
Wants: 7
Gots: 12 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 133 | Reviews: 33 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by FlussigkeitMut:
Photo of FlussigkeitMut
FlussigkeitMut

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +5%

10-31-2013 01:40:01 | More by FlussigkeitMut
More User Reviews:
Photo of equinox1
equinox1

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +5%

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

Ohio

4.09/5  rDev +14.6%

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
Photo of Guinnsslvr
Guinnsslvr

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16%

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

Missouri

3.45/5  rDev -3.4%

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
Photo of WVbeergeek
WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -9%

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.

08-31-2014 22:38:59 | More by WVbeergeek
Photo of richkrull
richkrull

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +5%

11-14-2013 01:11:54 | More by richkrull
Photo of acurtis
acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -16%

08-31-2014 19:35:34 | More by acurtis
Photo of jALEson
jALEson

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5%

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

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2%

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


3/5  rDev -16%

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

New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev +2.2%

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
Photo of Eaglefan344
Eaglefan344

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +5%

08-31-2014 20:57:48 | More by Eaglefan344
Photo of Kunstman
Kunstman

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +12%

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

New Hampshire

3.59/5  rDev +0.6%

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
Photo of Pookie
Pookie

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +5%

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

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -44%

08-13-2013 00:46:32 | More by tourdot
Photo of emerge077
emerge077

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2%

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

08-31-2014 02:46:46 | More by emerge077
Photo of bigaddy
bigaddy

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2%

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

Wisconsin

4.29/5  rDev +20.2%

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
Photo of EgadBananas
EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +5%

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

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +12%

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

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +19%

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


3.48/5  rDev -2.5%

08-23-2014 04:42:27 | More by LaurenRJ13
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Big Eddy Über-Oktoberfest from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.