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Big Eddy Über-Oktoberfest - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.8%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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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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Kunstman

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +11.7%

08-16-2013 21:00:53 | More by Kunstman
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This pours a clear, amber color with a foamy off-white head. The aroma is very inviting with lots of spice and malt. This is probably one of the boldest and heaviest Oktoberfest beers I’ve had. It’s sweeter because of the extra alcohol at 8.5% somewhat more hops than I would expect too. Not exactly what I’m looking for an Oktoberfest style beer but it’s still interesting.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2013 01:42:12 | More by Lemke10
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tourdot

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -44.1%

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

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-12-2013 22:42:58 | More by JRdaSconnie
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

2.79/5  rDev -22.1%
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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sparx1100

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-11-2013 02:39:09 | More by sparx1100
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

08-09-2013 23:18:25 | More by RobertJBeer
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RoamingGnome

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Big Eddy Uber Oktoberfest

16oz tapper at the Wisconsin State Fair. Served chilled...

A) Dark amber brew with about a half finger of dirty head. Faded pretty quickly to a wispy dusting.

S) The initial whiff was fairly sweet and toasty. Earthy hops are present in the aroma as well.

T) I was slightly surprised at how much hops was present in the flavor. I picked up a bit on the nose, but this had some punch. Some of the usual amber lager flavors come through as well. Had an aftertaste that I would describe as kind of a buttery citrus. I wouldn't have guessed the ABV is 8.5%.

M) A nice medium body, with pretty mellow carbonation. A little more hop bite than I expected out of an Oktoberfest from a mouthfeel standpoint, but it was still smooth and easy to knock back.

O) I can see what makes this Über... I'd say for the most part I enjoyed this take on my favorite fall style. The folks at the Leinenkugel Brewing Company definitely up their game for the Big Eddy series, so this is worth a try if you are hunting down some new Oktoberfest beers this fall.

Serving type: on-tap

08-09-2013 10:13:29 | More by RoamingGnome
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.29/5  rDev +19.8%
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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Big Eddy Über-Oktoberfest from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.