Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

Leinenkugel's OktoberfestLeinenkugel's Oktoberfest
BA SCORE
15%
Liked This Beer
3.19 w/ 1,717 ratings
Leinenkugel's OktoberfestLeinenkugel's Oktoberfest
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by garymuchow on 08-30-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,059
Reviews:
501
Ratings:
1,717
Liked:
258
Avg:
3.19/5
pDev:
16.61%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
397
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,717 |  Reviews: 501
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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Photo of BuckyNBeer
3.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I purchased a 12 pack of the Leinenkugels Fall Explorer Pack which this was a part of.

Their Oktoberfest pours an amber hue with a decent head and moderate lacing.

The aroma is a bit muted for the style but there are hints of sweetness, bread and caramel.

The flavor is decent but a bit on the lighter side. There is some bread present but I mostly get the sweetness and the caramel. The finish is very smooth though.

Overall there are better examples of the style in the Midwest but this is still a decent beer that I will gladly have a few of every Fall.

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Photo of Gaddabble
3.52/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Whistlepiggen
3.48/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bammer21
3.18/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jack_H_91
2.93/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of heerboth
3.28/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dannycohen62
3.33/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TH28
3.7/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkn09
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kazmodaeus
3.49/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: A bit red for my taste in Oktoberfest / Marzen

S: Clean and malty, not a lot of hops

T: A bit heavy in the darker malt notes, not much hop or adjunct, relatively clean

F: A nice full mouthfeel, not lingering beyone a few seconds

O: A bit off the mark for my preferred Marzen, but overall an enjoyable beer anyway

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Photo of badgerbeer1
2.97/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Plenty oktoberfests out there. This is run of mill. Go for others

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Photo of mghtg6
2.77/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Not a fan. Reminds me of Busch heavy, not Marzen.

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Photo of bicyclesandbeer
3.83/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HawkGX
3.24/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 18dgbd
2.32/5  rDev -27.3%
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 -12.9%
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 +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of deeznuts4431
3.32/5  rDev +4.1%
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 +34.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hackattack
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%
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 -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Big_Thirsty
4.06/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 15% out of 100 with 1,717 ratings
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