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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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161 Ratings
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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 15%
Wants: 7
Gots: 21 | 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 ToddHolder
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

ToddHolder, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of jburd19
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

jburd19, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of Mikeszab
4.5/5  rDev +25%

Mikeszab, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of barnzy78
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A - amber colored body topped with a creamy ivory head that holds great retention and leaves thick lacing on the glass
S - different than traditional especially with the added dry hopped floral, grassy, earthy, spicy smell. Plenty of caramel, toffee, and grain in the nose as well. Nice aroma but it doesn't really smell like a märzen
T - very sweet and malty with toasted grain, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, booze, spice, grass, earth, fruity
M - huge, full body with ample carbonation, clean finish, alcohol prickles the tongue
O - good idea with making a huge märzen, but a bit overkill as I feel it is drawn too far from its style to be called a märzen. It's cloyingly sweet at times, although some nice complexity does come through. Not crazy over it, but it's decent for something outside if the box.

barnzy78, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of DeFaz
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

DeFaz, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of barczar
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear deep copper with a frothy khaki head that dissipates somewhat quickly, leaving no lacing.

Sweet, melanoidin-laden caramel malt, lightly toasted and rich, with hints of toffee and floral malt form the aroma, along with boozy fruity esters.

Flavor reveals more fruity ester character initially, with a sweet, caramel, bready malt backbone, finishing a touch dry and slightly bitter. Herbal, tea-like hops round out the profile.

Body is full, with moderate carbonation and substantial alcohol heat.

The alcohol really inhibits the experience in this one. Great aroma, but the esters don't allow the melanoidin character to shine in the flavor.

barczar, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of dpage27
3/5  rDev -16.7%

dpage27, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of equinox1
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

equinox1, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a vibrant, crystal clear, caramel coloring with a thin, sparse, clingy, off-white surface coating of head. Aromas of nut sweetness, berry tart and sweet, toasted grains, roasted character, and hints of booze. Subtle nose overall. Flavors are very rich and tangy sweet, with a solid bolt of caramel and booze on the forward tongue and throughout each drink. Rich, roasty, and heavy, with a solid malt profile that goes a touch unbalanced. This is a heavy hitter, with an increased ABV providing a warming sensation across a robust, mid-bodied mouthfeel. The aftertaste is booze and tangy sweetness, with a slick, slightly cloying finish. This one's a heavy sipper, but the whole time I felt like I was looking for a bit more balance.

GarthDanielson, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of puboflyons
3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

puboflyons, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of BuckeyeSlim
4.09/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

BuckeyeSlim, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of Jame515
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Jame515, Sep 24, 2013
Photo of OldTime
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

OldTime, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of drpimento
3.46/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Not bad, but not one of Big Eddy's best. Poured at a good temperature with a thick, creamy, smallish, cream colored head that soon settled to a patterned light cover and some lace. Color is an amber copper with some tiny bubble trails. Aroma is heavy malt with a little solvent and funk, barest hint of roast. Flavor is mainly sweet, smidgen of carbonic tang that really help to balance along with some bitter, and again barest hint of roast (might have been more but for the heavy malt bill). Body is kind of heavy and full, carbonation - good. Finish is like flavor, long and more sweet than bitter.

drpimento, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of cdwil
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

cdwil, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of Herky21
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Herky21, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of jALEson
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

jALEson, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of Hopstout
4.5/5  rDev +25%

Hopstout, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

bacher468, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of ABN_918
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

ABN_918, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of Giggy
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Giggy, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of Fergyx825
1.83/5  rDev -49.2%
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.

Fergyx825, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of BumpkinBrewer
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

BumpkinBrewer, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of enelson
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

enelson, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of Pookie
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Pookie, Sep 07, 2013
Big Eddy Über-Oktoberfest from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.