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
Ratings:
1,703
Reviews:
498
Avg:
3.11
pDev:
17.36%
 
 
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25
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391
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Photo of HawkGX
3.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 18dgbd
2.32/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2.25

Grabbed first Oktoberfest beer I've seen as it's my favorite time of year for beer.. what a terrible introduction for the year on what is a great beer style. It's just not all there and a little flavorless

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Photo of jkblr
2.78/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottles bb 10/23/17 poured into a .5L mug at fridge temp 5.1% ABV. The beer pours deep reddish amber with a couple inches of light tan head. The head settles to a film and leaves only the slightest amount of lacing. The aroma is faintly malty, sweet caramel and bread at first but weirdly generic as the beer warms. Taste is a letdown with "beer" taste up front with an off, bordering on tart, metallic aftertaste. Mouthfeel is thin and highly carbonated like an AAL. Not dry enough with some butter/oily finish. No real bitterness. Overall, below average. This is an AAL with caramel color and a touch of specialty malts. No sign of noble hops or good, solid lager dryness or feel. It's disappointing that Leinenkugels could produce the 150 year anniversary beer and then sell this along side it. They know how to do better.

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Photo of BrewskiBrandon
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Krusader
3.03/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of deeznuts4431
3.32/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer is very malty. I think it tastes like a "non-pisswater" version of bud light. Since it is a märzen, it's going to have many similarities to many other lagers but this one has a sweet, almost nutty undertone in the flavor. It goes great with a nice, juicy burger.

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Photo of nbaker290
4.29/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hackattack
3.75/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is not a bad beer. I think it's the best offering from Leinenkugel's. Light copper in color with mild carbonation. The taste is a mellow malty caramel flavor with a hint of hops.

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Photo of Timc32
3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Big_Thirsty
4.06/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nstygles
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rsquared59
3.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bwood06
3.32/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Over Thanksgiving, my dad had some of these tucked away downstairs in the fridge that he really didn't feel like drinking due to his recent knee surgery. I decided to help him out a bit and down one from his stash.

This beer pours a clear, amber hue that shows off the high carbonation quite easily. The head is white, frothy, and dissipates slowly to a thin frothy layer that is retained nicely. 3.5/5 The aroma is light and is quite grainy with a bit of caramel and buttered corn coming through. White bread and grassy hops round of the simplistic and light aroma. 3.25/5 The flavor is every bit like that of the aroma: light; grainy sweetness with a bit of caramel; a bit of white bread to round out the malt profile; and grassy. The bitterness is moderate and lingers for quite some time after swallowing. 3.25/5 A light carbonation tickle hits the tongue right away prior to the beer becoming creamy, wet and coating. This is a medium bodied beer with no lingering dryness. The beer actually disappears from the palate entirely after swallowing. 3.75/5 This is an ok Oktoberfest at best. It is quite light in both flavor and aroma, but this does make for a beer for a warmer day, or a time when you just want something lighter. It is not as sweet as many US Oktoberfests are, rather it is more like those of Germany which are happier and lighter. 3.25/5

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Photo of mribbens
3.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Alemmer91
4.18/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jg24rules
4.1/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmorris15
3.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of JBudraux
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dface
3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SonOfKyuss
3.48/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerBobber
4.08/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours out a nice copper color with a quickly dissapearing small head of white soapy bubbles. Lots of pretty carbonation popping up through the beer. Lacing drops nicely down the glass.
Smells delicous! Nice sweet malts with a bit of caramel and some toffee notes.
Taste is similar to the smell with plenty of sweet malts. And there is just a hint of those wonderful caramel and toffee hints hidden inside. I also pick up a note of some hops dancing around here as well.
Mouth feel borders on medium but is really not terribly heavy. The finish is just a bit wet.
Overall I really liked this beer. The nose and the taste both are not overpowering in the least and make this a very pleasent and easy drinking beer.

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Photo of Benjolovesbeer
3.87/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mjurney
3.65/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance:
Deep amber color, clear. Lots of bubbles. Thick head.

Aroma:
Toasted malts, caramel, brown bread, a little herbal hops.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Toasted malts, caramel, brown bread. Hop bitterness is very mild. Finish is mostly dry. Light-medium bodied, dry, easy drinking.

Overall:
It's pretty good.

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