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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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82
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150 Ratings
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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 15%
Wants: 7
Gots: 15 | 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 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
Photo of samibr
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

samibr, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of ZAP
3.31/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Very sweet, and concentrated maltiness to this with a surprisingly evident floral hop aroma and flavor....sticky sweet texture...syruppy....bready malt notes...

Worth trying but too overwhelmingly sticky sweet despite the evident floral hops....needed something different to cut into this concentrated malt..

I love the Big Eddy's usually but won't be going back for this one....not bad just not a home run...

ZAP, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of SawDog505
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

SawDog505, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of koes0024
4/5  rDev +11.1%

koes0024, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of pascilla
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

pascilla, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of Rand_ale_Thor
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Rand_ale_Thor, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of sacrelicio
4.5/5  rDev +25%

sacrelicio, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of redfox405
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

redfox405, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of NewGlarusFan
4.63/5  rDev +28.6%
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.

NewGlarusFan, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of tdm168
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

tdm168, Aug 28, 2013
Big Eddy Über-Oktoberfest from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.