Big Eddy Über-Oktoberfest - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Big Eddy Ãœber-OktoberfestBig Eddy Ãœber-Oktoberfest

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208 Ratings
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Ratings: 208
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 8
Gots: 34 | 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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Photo of Fergyx825
1.83/5  rDev -49.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: a dark amber color exactly what most Marzens are supposed to look like. There was not much head on the pour, but there is some residual left now on the edges and on the surface of the beer. This is pretty standard for Oktoberfests.

Smell: This beer smells much different than most oktoberfests. Its almost like a fruity darker malty smell to it. I can't really place it. I most certainly do not smell any hops to it. Interesting yet i don't approve of this. Totally throwing me off guard.

Taste: This tastes exactly as it smells. Its filled with flavor, it almost overwhelms me. Its very dry tasting. The bottle says "Uber-Oktoberfest," so from what i understand they were concentrating on the intensifying the malty taste of this beer, which they clearly accomplished, but i think this is so flavorpacked that it isn't very good.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, and good thickness to this beer. They nailed that.

Overall: I understand what they were trying to accomplish here, but this should never be released to the public. Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest and UberOktoberfest have been the worse beers i've rated thus far.

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2.25/5  rDev -37.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -37.7%

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2.36/5  rDev -34.6%

Photo of bigbeers84
2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of jmccullough108
2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of Kurmaraja
2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of dtimpe
2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of Strix
2.73/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Looks nice, a bright clear orange with a decent head that sticks around.

In the nose: malt, butter, and floral hops.

Flavor is all over the place. Huuuuge malt presence, but then it goes through buttery and piney phases before settling down around orange-flavored wet cardboard. At times, more cloying than I thought possible. Improves a bit as it warms. If they were looking to magnify the Oktoberfest flavors, maybe they even succeeded, but the result is not what I would call refreshing, it's more like drinking a doppelbock poured into an IPA and boiled as if you were making maple syrup.

Mouthfeel quite syrupy, which does not help.

A malt-bomb for sure, but basically the definition of cloying. Inventive, but I'm left to conclude that this is why people don't make Imperial Oktoberfests. I need to find some Staghorn to wash this taste out of my mouth.

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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.79/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12 ounce bottle - $2.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Best Before: JAN2014 on the bottle neck.

Appearance: Pours a dark amber body, noted clarity, with a small-sized, very fleeting, whitish head.

Smell: Sweet-scented, sugary amber maltiness, fruity notes hinting at strawberry, jagged alcohol, and peppery spice.

Taste: Upfront, it's sugary, honeyish, and a tad syrupy. Glazed, cooked ripe fruits. Herbal, spicy hops with some imparted bitterness, but it's not enough to really cut through the initial sweetness. Pop of alcohol on the back half warming everything from the lips on down. Quite sweet on the fruityish, heated finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Yes, it is everything you want in an Oktoberfest, but then haphazardly cranked up until you don't want it anymore.

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2.8/5  rDev -22.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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Big Eddy Über-Oktoberfest from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.