Oktoberfest
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

OktoberfestOktoberfest
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From:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
 
Wisconsin, United States
Style:
Märzen
Ranked #413
ABV:
5.1%
Score:
74
Ranked #27,768
Avg:
3.21 | pDev: 16.51%
Reviews:
556
Ratings:
1,878
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 06, 2023
Added:
Aug 30, 2002
Wants:
  31
Gots:
  438
Rich and toasty Märzen-style beer

Our proud German heritage shines through in our homage to arguably the world’s greatest festival. A traditional Märzen-style beer, our Leinenkugel’s® Oktoberfest has a toasted malt flavor and subtle, spicy hop notes that make it perfect for celebrating fall in true German fashion. So let your steins runneth over.

IBU: 20
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Rated by MadMike740 from Ohio

2/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5
Tastes like carbonated water that was fermented in pennies. Not a good beer at all.
Nov 06, 2023
 
Rated: 3.58 by Iggy88 from Ohio

Oct 24, 2023
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Reviewed by MrGraybeard from Wisconsin

3.77/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I generally disdain Leinenkugel beers, but this one isn't bad. I can taste the Vienna malt, and the finish is correct for the Bavarian style. It is a little thin.
Oct 20, 2023
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Reviewed by Billy64 from Wisconsin

3.89/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A lighter Octoberfest beer. Good aroma. Well carbonated with a slight initial bite upon taste. Light bodied with a clean refreshing taste. Quality fruity hops mixes well the malt they use. Very drinkable.
This is a beer that you can enjoy on a cool autumn evening around the fire with friends. It is not a fill you up knock you out type beer.
This is one of my favorite Leinies seasonal brews. I recommend it.
Oct 09, 2023
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Reviewed by Deaconmark from Illinois

3.71/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
It pours a nice color and not too much head but ok. The taste of malt is evident but not real sweet. As is warms up bit in the glass gets better. While certainly not the ofest from Bavaria it makes a nice malty ofest that is very drinkable. You could do a lot worse the only missing element is the real traditional Germain lager malt that few in the US can duplicate.
Sep 30, 2023
 
Rated: 3.37 by ScottyB515 from Ohio

Sep 19, 2023
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

3.77/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle. Stamp on bottle neck reads 'NOV0623', for best by date.
Clear, pale amber colored body. Relatively long lasting off white head. Short lacing strings left behind.
Aroma is rich with caramel and toffee malts, and a little floral hops.
Taste follows the nose, and emphasizes the malts, which express grains, toffee, and caramel. Hops are more floral but have a spicy note also. Close of the profile introduces a mineral flavor. Malts continue in the aftertaste.
Medium mouth feel. Crisp finish. Very good carbonation.
Nose and flavor are very close in expression, and rather full for both.
Sep 08, 2023
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

3.76/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12 oz bottle enjoy by date Nov 6, 2023 into a dimple mug.
L: Pours medium orange amber with a creamy 1/4" off white head, good retention, medium steady carbonation bubbles, medium thick edge foam, and light lacing.
S: Toasted grains, lightly floral, has a slight mineral aroma, distant brown bread notes.
T: Caramel malts, clean grains, a trace of soft brown bread, plum, citrus zest in the finish, grape skin. It is mellow with subtle richness. It has a light linger.
F: Cola-like medium-light bodied mouthfeel with a lightly dry center and an even drier finish that moves quickly. It has a soft linger and is smooth.
O: This Okto works well. There's a mild depth to the overall flavor that draws everything together. Quite an easy drinking Lager and it is very good in its style.
Aug 30, 2023
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Reviewed by Papercut4 from Wisconsin

3.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Pours a burnt crimson with a nice inch and a half head; medium lacing. Smells very bready and slightly spicy. Tastes very similar with malt and bread flavors. Good for 6 pack once a year.
Dec 31, 2022
 
Rated: 3.56 by Eman17 from Illinois

Nov 25, 2022
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Reviewed by BJB13 from Maryland

3.83/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12 ounce bottle poured into a dimpled mug.
Best by: 11/21/22

Better than I expected. A rich copper colored body is topped with one finger of off-white head with moderate retention. The nose is all bread. Tasting lightly toasty with a hint of sweetness picking up spicy hops toward the finish. Aftertaste is slightly woody/earthy. Lighter weight, opens crisp then smooths to finish. Very easy drinking and leaves you wanting to pour another one.
Oct 15, 2022
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Reviewed by Brook82 from Ohio

3.05/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Nice amber color with off white head that faded quickly. Faint aroma, mellow, shallow taste. Middle of the road Octoberfest, wouldn't go out of my way to purchase again.
Oct 13, 2022
 
Rated: 3.72 by Mark-Leggett from Missouri

Oct 12, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by Dovers from Wisconsin

Sep 18, 2022
 
Rated: 3.54 by fflopps from Iowa

Sep 17, 2022
 
Rated: 3.67 by Rollmeaway2loadout from Illinois

Sep 10, 2022
 
Rated: 3.35 by uncleotis from Illinois

Sep 07, 2022
 
Rated: 3.61 by xnotx from Pennsylvania

Aug 15, 2022
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Reviewed by Taybeh from Minnesota

3.54/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Way way back in the Chicago day, I used to drink Leinie beers on tap all the time, but I can't remember what we drank...maybe the Original? At any rate, it's been at least 15 years, but my M-I-L had a 10 month old Ofest in her fridge, so let's give it a shot. Into a tulip, pours a murky copper with a decent thick head, decent retention, not much lacing. Nose is fairly one-note, but it's substantial and relatively on-point: somewhere in between warm fresh baked-bread and caramel, very sweet but not cloying. Maybe just a hint of herbal and/or floral hops in there too. Taste has the nose, but it is a little more muddled by a few other things going on that don't entirely fit together, for me at least: I don't get much that is enjoyable from the hops or any yeast notes, though there's a hint of spice, a little nutty malt sweetness to go with the bread and the caramel, and also something slightly metallic at the end. Mouthful is the least favorite part for me: somehow, simultaneously too substantial and also thin for me, little liveliness or crispness but instead kind of flat, and no clear point at the end. I don't know, I think this one would be best with some food, if you're in the mood for something a little rich/sweet, and you're not worried about parsing small details. Not as bad as the rating would lead one to believe, if you ask me, but not too memorable either.
Jul 29, 2022
Oktoberfest from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 74 out of 100 with 1878 ratings