Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
leinie.com

Style: German Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Fall

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Added by garymuchow on 08-30-2002

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#43,365
Reviews:
518
Ratings:
1,779
pDev:
16.3%
 
 
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Ratings: 1,779 |  Reviews: 518
Photo of John1985
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber color with nice 1 1/2 inch head. Aroma was sweet malt, taste was same with some crispness of hops at end to balance. Simple, straightforward and refreshing, Good beer on a fall afternoon while working in the yard and at 5.1 ABV it doesn't slow you down too much.

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Photo of Drak-Nib
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

It wasn’t that bad but it was kinda grainy, and not the artistic grainy you find in certain classic news photos from the 1960s. A bit bitter, which could be a good thing, but I probably won’t come back to this one like I would Tri-X. ca. 2008

Another taste for this “German style märzen beer.” This has a bit of a head, and the first taste is pretty good, with just a hint of sweetness. What follows has a nice balance, and is an easy drink. Almost no aftertaste. Overall, it’s not bad, but for me falls into the not-enough-character zone to make it a standout. Dry, decent. 2017/08/26

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Photo of corywalston
2.27/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 1

Photo of BeersAndPretzels
4.05/5  rDev +27%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Mitzvahman72
3.12/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

As you take in the clear amber color, the flavor profile consists of caramel and some toffee as well as some lemon and grass hops woven into the flavor fabric. The carbonation is brisk with the mainly lemony aroma, while the aftertaste is similar to light, yeasty plum cake. For a light version of an Oktoberfest, is a great option. If you’re interested in a more solid variety of Oktoberfest, I highly recommend the Oktoberfest from Karl Strauss Brewing in San Diego and Sprechers’ Brewing in Wisconsin.

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Photo of rmarquardt17
3.77/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JerryLevinson
3.35/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MizzouBrew
3.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Danmullens1
3.15/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JohnDon
3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JimboBrews54
3.12/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.31/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

(on tap at Skeeter's Pub... served in an immaculately-clean shaker pint)

Tastes like a diluted malt liquor back-sweetened/colored/bolstered by malt syrup... clean, almost watery, rather dry... lingering flavors of malt syrup, dried acorn, tree bark, cedar water... I guess $3.50 a pint is a deal... its dull, woody bitterness lingered through the salad I had with it, lingered part of the ride home... thought it smelt of Yuengling lager initially, if that adds another facet...

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Photo of ScaryEd
2.84/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours a very deep amber color.

The aroma is non-existent. It's water with a hint of malt.

The flavor is as standard as it comes for the style. Not bad, per se, just uninteresting and muted. Sort of like a session version of a marzen.

The feel is light and with way too much carbonation. It's drinkable. That's about it.

Overall, an entirely mediocre lager. It has absolutely no aroma and the flavor is only so much more. That said, it's not a bad beer. I just wouldn't drink it ever again.

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Photo of ZenAgnostic
3.8/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Big offwhite head with decent-low retention and virtually no lacing. Clear medium-light amber brown body with decent carbonation. 4

Smell - Nutty and faint caramel. Slight wet cardboard. 4

Taste - Smooth, nutty, bitter cardboard. 3.75

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, slightly creamy, with an astringent finish. 4

Overall - Just about the most rounded, least offensive oktoberfest beer I've had. Though, despite rating in style, I still can't give myself to give this thing any 5's. Oktoberfest beers will probably never get my true respect until they can somehow get rid of that wet cardboard character. 3.5

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Photo of WDWAoT
3.18/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of craigbelly
3.69/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StephenBechler
1.82/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Zopiac
2.63/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of GrumpyGas
3.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.55/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

L-The beer pours an attractive clear copper. The head is 2 fingers of off white foam which recedes to a ring and irregular central island. Lacing is absent.
S- Nose is pretty typical for a marzen. There is a light caramel malt presence. Spicy hops are present over the top of the malt presence.
T-Malt presence here is stronger than in the nose. The malt however is not as sweet as in a Sam Adam's Okto. Hop presence does a good job balancing the beer.
M- Mouthfeel overall is light, bordering on watery. Carbonation is prickly enhancing the light feel. This is one you can drink multiples of easily without feeling weighed down.
O-This one is ok. Mouthfeel is a little watery for my personal taste. It is better balanced in terms of sweetness than Sam Adams is for those who don't want a sweet Okto.

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Photo of Mikecd234
3.38/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tylerjin
3.34/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nickles
2.94/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

this beer is a very deep amber color to the point where it affects the transparency. the smell is a rather muted mixture of roasted malts and a hint of hops in the back. the taste wasnt eye opening to me. mostly a repeat of the smell with roasty kind of flavor with a hint of sweetness and hops in the background. very light bodied beer this is easy to drink all day even if it doesnt taste the best.

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Photo of tgdavis
3.2/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of redleg64
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Beer rating: 3.19 out of 5 with 1,779 ratings