Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

BA SCORE
72
okay
1,704 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
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
Ratings:
1,704
Reviews:
498
Avg:
3.11
pDev:
17.36%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
392
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,704 |  Reviews: 498
Photo of yuenglingade
3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of kep107
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of tjsdomer2
3.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Looks like a solid session. High carbonation with foam and, especially, lacing. Pale brown in color.

Smell: Faint pineapple along with faint lightly toasted nuts.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Well-balanced bitterness and sweetness, but very generic. Some apple and brown sugar. Mouthfeel is actually quite crisp and enjoyable.

Overall Drinkability: A middle of the road beer. Easy to drink a bunch with no problem.

 417 characters

Photo of Veebz
2.25/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of Blueribbon666
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of mfnmbvp
2.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle, bought as part of the Leinenkugel's Autumn sampler pack. Bottle says to enjoy by January 07, 2013 so I am only a couple days late on this one, but I was waiting for my sinuses to clear so I can actually smell and taste the beer. And the 12 pack was only $5.99 from my local beer store, you sure as hell can't beat that.

A - Non-aggressive pour into a Boulevard tulip glass yields virtually no head whatsoever. One of the most copper colored beers I've ever seen. Steady bubbles rushing to the top.

S - Pale malts is really the only thing I am getting out of this one. Slightly bubblegum smelling. Reminds me of other German style märzens / Oktoberfest beers I've had, or even slightly akin to the Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale.

T - Not as bad as some people make it out to be. Very dry and malty with maybe the vaguest bit of cinnamon and other Halloween spices added to the mix. Aftertaste is again kind of bubblegummy.

M - Clean and smooth mouthfeel. Doesn't stick around, no resinous piney hops, no spice lingerance. The only thing that is left is a hint of the bubblegum malts.

Overall, this isn't a terrible brew. Leinenkugel's isn't exactly top notch stuff in my book, but grabbing yourself one of their seasonal variety packs usually works out in your favor. Not my favorite autumn beer at all, but with a moderate 5.10% abv it is easy sippin, and definitely drinkable. This is my first beer review under the newly remodeled rating system, and to keep things on an even keel I am probably just going to stick with rating my beers as I did on the old scale before the .75 or .25 option was available, for now anyway.

Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest ---3/5.

 1,681 characters

Photo of bscalt
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of Reinbeck11
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of M_C_Hampton
2.58/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, pours a copper color with a short loose off white head that dissipates quickly leaving little lacing, clear

S: light yeasty bread quality, caramel malt, odd citrus note, not much going on

T: on the sweeter side with a little spice, mostly just malty water

M: medium bodied, light carbonation

O: pass on this one, there are much better Marzens out there, drinkable but unimpressive

 433 characters

Photo of Lukass
3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of rmeller
3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of Raynae
2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Naaberle
2.62/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Had this beer on tap at a chain restaurant. Not sure how long it sat before I received it but it was still quite cold.

A: Medium orange amber with a lace of foam on top, no thick head.

S: Smelt slightly metallic and bread-like.

T: Minimal bitterness which was a plus, but had a metallic taste to go with the smell. Had to work pretty hard to get any deep flavor out of it. Slight nuttiness emerged halfway through as it warmed.

M: Watery, but had a nice quick finish with no lingering after taste. Also very dry finish.

O: Mild beer with subtle flavors. Would try again, but not go out of my way to acquire.

 613 characters

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

First Reviewed 10/14/2008

Appearance: Dark Orange. Small head. Laces nicely.

Smell: Biscuit, slight orange pulp. Malt

Taste/Mouthfeel: A bit watery and lacking body. There are some enjoyable orange and malt notes but I have to work to bring them out.

Drinkability: There are better Oktoberfest out there but this would do in a pinch.

Notes: There are better Oktoberfest out there. Not a bad offering. Just an average one.

 426 characters

Photo of ebenicr
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of rwilling
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of ejimhof
2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of OldhouseRecs
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of kb2250
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of eaddy-p
3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of David1975
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of spikechiquet
4/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of vfgccp
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Luke_Mac
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of Come_In_Ski
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
3.11 out of 5 based on 1,704 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.