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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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Fergyx825

Massachusetts

1.83/5  rDev -48.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2013 00:26:44 | More by Fergyx825
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tourdot

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -44%

08-13-2013 00:46:32 | More by tourdot
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khargro2

Georgia

2.25/5  rDev -37%

08-21-2013 03:08:27 | More by khargro2
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -30%

08-18-2013 04:27:50 | More by bigbeers84
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jmccullough108

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -30%

10-26-2013 00:13:53 | More by jmccullough108
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dtimpe

Delaware

2.5/5  rDev -30%

12-01-2013 22:04:10 | More by dtimpe
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Strix

Wisconsin

2.73/5  rDev -23.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 02:36:13 | More by Strix
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samibr

New York

2.75/5  rDev -23%

09-06-2013 22:45:29 | More by samibr
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

2.79/5  rDev -21.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 21:32:24 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Guinnsslvr

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16%

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

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -16%

10-11-2013 00:28:46 | More by jerefreakinmiah
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dpage27

Ohio

3/5  rDev -16%

10-03-2013 20:16:20 | More by dpage27
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sd123

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -16%

12-11-2013 01:06:26 | More by sd123
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stogirelli

Florida

3/5  rDev -16%

10-25-2013 16:39:25 | More by stogirelli
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JohnnyK

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -16%

08-18-2013 01:49:33 | More by JohnnyK
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Herky21

Iowa

3/5  rDev -16%

09-19-2013 12:40:39 | More by Herky21
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TX-Badger

Texas

3/5  rDev -16%

06-05-2014 22:00:19 | More by TX-Badger
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Mitchster

Michigan

3.01/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

$2.99 for a 12oz bottle @ BevCo. Brewed with Pale and Briess Bonlander® Munich Malt. Hopped with Hood and Spalt Select. 8.5% ABV, 35 IBU's. Dry hopped.

Pours out to a medium amber with orange accents, forming a soapy off white head with good retention and lacing. Carbonation is moderate, ~2.5 carbs or so. The aroma is big and malty with notes of figs and dates, carob, apple cider and fruity hops. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with a medium dense body and slightly syrupy. The taste opens with some green hops, is followed by some rough alcohols in the middle, then a big malt body, malt syrup in the finish, and a earthy, leathery aftertaste. The hops impart an odd sourness that doesn't fit with this beer. Mineral finish.

Hrmm. Not really digging this one. One is plenty. It's quite rough with hop sourness and the rough alcohols. For $2.99/bottle, it's definitely a pass on this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 23:23:42 | More by Mitchster
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bnes09

Illinois

3.13/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Transparent amber, copper color. Weak, soda-like head with poor retention and not a trace of lace.

Sweet aroma of caramel and nuts.

Caramel malt flavor with hints coconut. Touch of herbal hop character is kind of at odds with the malt and doesn't seem to blend too well. Rough, somewhat dry aftertaste.

Medium to full bodied with a sticky, syrupy feel. Coarse texture and dry finish with lingering stickiness. Low carbonation for the style.

In a word, weak.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2013 05:31:15 | More by bnes09
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Tone

Missouri

3.19/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear, reddish/brown color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and good lacing. Smells of citrus hops, hop oils, floral hops, alcohol, sweet malt, and a hint of pale malt. The strong hop aroma and flavor make it hard to classify as a Marzen / Oktoberfest. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of alcohol, sweet malt, slight pale malt, citrus hops, and pine. Overall, decent appearance, decent beer with strong hop profile, but more like an AIPA, than a Marzen.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 13:12:11 | More by Tone
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.2/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in a tumbler.

Because we demanded another imperial O-Fest. Well, I assume someone did... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear copper-auburn topped by a finger of cream foam. The nose comprises sourdough, toffee, very mild grass, and a pinch of what seems like clove or brown sugar. The taste brings in more of the same, with the sourdough really filling up a lot of space, leaving the grass and toffee to scrounge for what they can. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation, a slightly slick feel, and a drying finish. Overall, a decent enough imperial O-Fest, but that sourdough character doesn't endear the bottle to me all that much.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2013 16:59:58 | More by TMoney2591
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TheBeer

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -9%

06-03-2014 22:54:37 | More by TheBeer
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Pegasus

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Crystal-clear golden orange body, surmounted by a modest, dense and persistent off-white head. Patchy Belgian-like lacing adorns the glass walls. The carbonation is very slight.

Aroma: Strong pepper notes dominate the aroma. Sweet alcohol and light fruit aromas are also notable.

Taste: Opens with strong sweet alcohol, and faint toasted malt, as the taste progresses, the alcohol flavors dominate, although there are sweet light fruit flavors as well. Very little toasted malt is present, notable considering this is a signature of the style. Finishes with lingering sweet alcohol and restrained toasted malt.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, full, very pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: Interesting and idiosyncratic take on the style.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce brown long neck bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.


Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 02:21:54 | More by Pegasus
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atone315

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -9%

08-18-2013 22:32:22 | More by atone315
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Florida_guy03

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -9%

08-28-2013 00:39:52 | More by Florida_guy03
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Big Eddy Über-Oktoberfest from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.