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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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109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.57%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | 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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ElCommodoro

Texas

4.66/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Illinois

4.63/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Joseph Huber glass mug.

A) Golden copper, brownish orange center like fall leaves, light shining through brings beautiful orange color. Two finger head that is copper in color not pure white.

S) Malt, bread, warm pretzel, no hops at all

T) Baked bread, taste the Munich malt right away. Little syrup in the taste too, but not too much. It's an malt bomb for sure.

M) Thick, concentrated and very smooth

O) It's a great malt beer, not a traditional Oktoberfest, very very good tasting beer. It's like a concentrated beer, meaning they brewed regular Oktoberfest doubled the recipe then boiled the crap out of it to thicken the brew. 8.5% and it will knock u down for sure. Should be rated higher.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 13:52:39 | More by NewGlarusFan
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Mikeszab

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

10-07-2013 02:31:45 | More by Mikeszab
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Hopstout

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

09-15-2013 21:44:39 | More by Hopstout
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sacrelicio

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

09-03-2013 00:45:36 | More by sacrelicio
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.29/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +19%

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

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +19%

11-09-2013 20:58:17 | More by losdizzel
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jaqo4

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +19%

12-01-2013 19:19:02 | More by jaqo4
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kustard

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +19%

11-03-2013 21:35:43 | More by kustard
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +19%

08-10-2013 02:55:29 | More by Zachtheporter
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DrumKid003

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +19%

12-30-2013 20:06:13 | More by DrumKid003
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ABN_918

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +19%

09-14-2013 03:22:09 | More by ABN_918
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Shluffy

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +19%

10-11-2013 06:49:27 | More by Shluffy
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

4.23/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Dark amber coming off a slight hazy with medium bubbles through out. Head is straight white and thin, I poured this one pretty hard and rose to at best 1/8 of an inch.

Smell: light hops and almost a grape scent to go with it. Light, desirable...not bad.

Taste: Well and beyond smooth hops, has a woody not to it with a slight touch of sweetness that almost feels a bit like butterscotch. Undoubtedly complex.

Mouth: Medium bodied and sticky, absolutely outstanding.

Overall: I do not know why people are knocking I. This brew and in my head I thought it should automatically be rated in the 90's where it should be. I hope you take the time and enjoy...this one is a sleeper. Salud!

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2013 05:42:35 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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BuckeyeSlim

Ohio

4.09/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Louisiana

4.06/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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

Serving type: bottle

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

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +12%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12%

08-25-2013 00:18:14 | More by Lewdd
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12%

08-23-2013 01:08:33 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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sweemzander

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a nonic.

(A)- Pours a clear cider-like orange amber color. Some solid off-white froth. Solid retention.

(S)- Quite malty. Hints of a bready rye-like spice meets plenty of caramel, honey, and faint hints of orange citrus.

(T)- Very nutty and bread-like. Almost roasted, but more like a rye spice in there. Big sweetness with caramel malts all over. Subtle orange citrus.

(M)- A mellow carbonation level. This definitely fits the style, but an example on steroids. Bigger sweetness, bigger grains, bigger hops.

(O)- Definitely one of the more robust takes on the style I have tried thus far. Definitely enjoyable, but not one I would put a few away in one sitting; it gets very sweet for me.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 20:50:06 | More by sweemzander
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12%

10-26-2013 18:19:36 | More by TastyIsBeer
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koes0024

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +12%

09-05-2013 01:16:55 | More by koes0024
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tgraven

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +12%

11-10-2013 01:19:34 | More by tgraven
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Beerdanza

Michigan

4/5  rDev +12%

11-12-2013 23:41:48 | More by Beerdanza
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Big Eddy Über-Oktoberfest from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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