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Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by garymuchow on 08-30-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,852
Reviews:
509
Ratings:
1,740
pDev:
16.3%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
404
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,740 |  Reviews: 509
Photo of BenHoppy
3.68/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JLaw55
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Decent representation of the style. Hits the right notes for the style; roast, toast, nutty flavors, caramel, etc. Wins some bonus point for drink ability and how sessionable it is. But overall comes off thing and watery with a slight sudsy quality.

Would drink again: Yes
Would buy again: Probably not

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Photo of WiscoHooligan
3.55/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PatrickCT
3.51/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This beer has a wonderful color to it. A deep but vibrant copper orange clear body. A 1 finger soapy head with loose bubbles dissapates, leaving streaky, patchy lacing that settles in to a wispy cap.
It smells very delicate but descernable. Toasty, grainy and floral hops.
Light in body and on the palate, this beer tastes of toasted grain, with hints of sweetness from malts and a caramel presence. The hops are floral and earthy. Just enough to cut the delicate malts. A very pleasant dry, grassy finishes up with a bit of malty after taste.
Not the most impressive version of an Oktoberfest but Leinenkugel's makes a very pleasant Marzen that is fun to drink. Extra points for enjoyability and fun.

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Photo of basaywhat
2.62/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle. Pours a copper orange with a small white head, caramel and malt taste with a little hop bitterness. A little thin and overall not a great Oktoberfest style beer.

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

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brob245
3.67/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aufie
3.28/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
3.57/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Someone suggested to me that this year's Leinenkugel Oktoberfest was pretty good and better than previous years, so I tried and I think I agree.

Look: reddish copper brown with a thick white head

Aroma: toast and caramel

Taste: Toast, sweet caramel, a little bit of spicy/grassy hops, not watery, nice flavor.

Feel: light to medium body

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Photo of acashk
2.89/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Monsterbaitor
3.02/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of TheHopsman
3.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mikeg67
3.15/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle. Pours amber with tall, long-lasting, fluffy white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of grassy hops and bready malt. Body is medium and crisp. Grassy hops and biscuit malt fill the mouth. Finish is medium and dry. Ok brew.

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Photo of Schlitz74
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This is an average beer, it pours a dark amber colors with a lot of bubbles and a finger or so of an off white soapy bubble head. I poured the beer into a pint glass, and there was a little lacing . This is ok to try if you like Oktoberfest style beers.

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Photo of ksolekjr
3.71/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: brilliant copper amber under a 1" cream colored white foam cap with fair retention

S: rich malt aromas with some corn, a hint of sulfur, and mild bread crust and bread crumb aromas

T: Very lightly sweetened bread crust, with a hint of light toast and a light trace of caramel lead the flavors to a drying, mildly spicy and slightly bitter hop finish

F: moderately creamy and smooth with a medium body and medium plus carbonation

O: The malt is a little one dimensional but this is a drinkable but not great Oktoberfest.

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Photo of William_Paul
3.79/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice and sweet. Low ibu and high malt character. Like it very much. New packaging is nice too.

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Photo of monk2021
3.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bbtkd
3.99/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest, 5.1% ABV. Pours brownish red, with a two finger white head. Nose is toast, taste follows with slight bitterness. Excellent mouthfeel, overall excellent. I am not a Leinies fan, actually grew up hating them, but this isn't bad. It was a choice between this and BMC, and this was far better.

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Photo of Swampdog
3.37/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nice amber color, looks like something you want to drink. Not much smell in my first sample , hopefully more later in the pack. Taste pleasant, a little mild for the style. Feels good, just a little sharpness on the tongue. Definitely will have again.

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Photo of bendukes86
2.15/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of DOSchlueter
3.21/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mpyle
3.81/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber color, good clarity. Pours a big just off white head, creamy and lingering.

Rich malty nose, almost doppelbock like. Melanoidin rich and sweet smelling.

Malty and sweet in flavor, matching the aroma. Approaches a balance midmouth, but finish skews sweet again. More hop flavor and bitterness as it warms.

Medium body and maybe slightly lower than desired carbonation that amplified the sweetness a bit.

Malty and clean, a little boring, and way too malty sweet in my view.

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Beer rating: 3.19 out of 5 with 1,740 ratings
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