Big Eddy Über-Oktoberfest - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 127 | Reviews: 30 | Display Reviews Only:
4.23/5 rDev +18.2%
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 +30.2%
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 -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 -12.6%
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 -15.9%
$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 -23.7%
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
3.5/5 rDev -2.2%
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.
10-05-2013 18:19:45 | More by barnzy78
3.69/5 rDev +3.1%
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.
10-04-2013 20:38:00 | More by barczar
Big Eddy Über-Oktoberfest from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.