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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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Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States | website

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
“O'zapft is!” It is tapped, indeed. Oktoberfest, arguably the greatest festival in the world and the beer that bears its name, was born from a Bavarian royal wedding celebration. We’re paying homage to that celebration with a bolder, toastier take on an Oktoberfestbier that can only be described as “Über.” With a tawny orange hue, toasted malts and spicy hops, our Big Eddy Über-Oktoberfest is then dry-hopped for added hop complexity.

Added by BeerFMAndy on 07-28-2013

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.8/5  rDev -21.6%
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.

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Photo of RoamingGnome
3.75/5  rDev +5%
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.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.29/5  rDev +20.2%
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.

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Big Eddy Über-Oktoberfest from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.