Big Eddy Über-Oktoberfest - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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3.45/5 rDev -3.4%
Nice rich brown color. Brilliant clarity. A minimal to non existent wisp of foam lays on top. The aroma is punishing with dark malt and nuttiness. The flavor is intensely malty and I get some serious nuttiness. The mouthfeel is pretty smooth considering the strength.
11-03-2013 03:45:13 | More by Franziskaner
4.06/5 rDev +13.7%
Leinenkugel’s Big Eddy Über-Oktoberfest has a thin, off-white head, a clear, bubbly, brilliant orange-copper appearance, and a little bit of thin lacing left behind. The aroma is rather bold- rich, bready malt, brown bread crust, a bit of orange, some sweetness, and a pungent note. Taste is of rich, sweet, bready, barley malt, sweetness, mandarin orange pulp, brown bread crust, slight nut, and a fairly pronounced straight-forward hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to thick, with some carbonation prickle, and Leinenkugel’s Big Eddy Über-Oktoberfest finishes decently crisp, easy-drinking, and remarkably smooth. Overall, this is delicious, and I strongly advise trying it.
10-27-2013 14:22:43 | More by RonaldTheriot
3.19/5 rDev -10.6%
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.
10-26-2013 13:12:11 | More by Tone
4.23/5 rDev +18.5%
Served in a pint glass.
Appearance: Dark amber coming off a slight hazy with medium bubbles through out. Head is straight white and thin, I poured this one pretty hard and rose to at best 1/8 of an inch.
Smell: light hops and almost a grape scent to go with it. Light, desirable...not bad.
Taste: Well and beyond smooth hops, has a woody not to it with a slight touch of sweetness that almost feels a bit like butterscotch. Undoubtedly complex.
Mouth: Medium bodied and sticky, absolutely outstanding.
Overall: I do not know why people are knocking I. This brew and in my head I thought it should automatically be rated in the 90's where it should be. I hope you take the time and enjoy...this one is a sleeper. Salud!
10-22-2013 05:42:35 | More by BlurryVisi0n
4.66/5 rDev +30.5%
This is hands-down one of the best beers ever made. It even rivals the kaiser in the realm of "imperial" oktoberfests. It delivers all the biscuity goodness of an Oktoberfest, but really in your face. That orange glow it's got is just so inviting, too. It's got an overall sweet backbone to it, that does well to accompany the bite of strong alcohol. It has a very bold malt flavour to it. If I didn't know better, I'd think there's some rye in it. I don't know what that would be doing in this beer, though. Perhaps I'm just being reminded of another favourite of mine, Lwinenkugel's ryewine. There are definitely similarities. There's some flavour that's common to both. I don't know if it's from the same yeast or the same grains being used, but there is definitely some shared character. And whatever it is, it's great. Both are amazing brews. I will definitely buy this again next year.
10-21-2013 06:18:36 | More by ElCommodoro
3.33/5 rDev -6.7%
12oz bottle serve in a DFH IPA glass
A - Brilliant pecan brown body with an active off-white head. No lacing and lackluster head make this a single color beer.
S - Big malts, some general hops on the edges, sweet and clean aroma.
T - Caramel malts, bready, sweet, toffee, it has a peppery overtone that creates a nice bite against the string malt base. Fall spices, all spice and nutmeg come to mind. Notions of sweet pumpkin, but that could be a placebo effect. Super sweet with some welcoming alcohol swimming in on the finish.
M - Low to medium carbonation, syrupy body, medium with some minor lift from the carbonation. Could use a touch more carbonation.
This is a malt bomb. There's almost enough hop edge to combat it. The syrupy elixir provides memories of fall, spicy treats and an overall warmness. You have to know what you're getting into with this beer. It's uber sweet with hints of roundness toward the finish.
10-17-2013 23:08:34 | More by StaveHooks
3.13/5 rDev -12.3%
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.
10-15-2013 05:31:15 | More by bnes09
3.01/5 rDev -15.7%
$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.
10-11-2013 23:23:42 | More by Mitchster
2.73/5 rDev -23.5%
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.
10-11-2013 02:36:13 | More by Strix
Big Eddy Über-Oktoberfest from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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