Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

Leinenkugel's OktoberfestLeinenkugel's Oktoberfest
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Leinenkugel's OktoberfestLeinenkugel's Oktoberfest

Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

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

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3.41/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Came as part of their Autumn Sampler. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a pilsner glass.

Pours a pretty copper in color with a 1-finger foamy off white head but doesn't last too long. Some spotty lacing is seen with each sip. Tiny streaming bubbles rising up from the bottom of the glass but not over carbonated. The aroma is of some malts with a slight hint of caramel. The taste is about the same with a slightly dry finish. Doesn't have a bitter or harsh aftertaste though. Not as bad as some others make it out to be really..

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

Serving: Bottle, from the bottle
Served: 28 December 2013

Appearance: Had this one from the bottle so can't really comment. Nice cap though with the Bavarian flag in honor of the Oktoberfest's origins.

Smell: The smell here was rather muted. Unlike the Sam Adam's Oktoberfest which you can really smell well, this one was comparatively weaker. Still hints of maltiness coming through the nose though.

Taste: Really not bad. Malts were sweet but not overpoweringly so, with a hint of caramel being picked up. No off flavors and no harshness. Tastes like an Oktoberfest- nothing really notable or special about it in either a positive or negative way.

Mouthfeel: Great mouthfeel throughout- excellent carbonation that doesn't get thin as you drink the beer.

Overall: This is a mid-tier American Oktoberfest that is widely available in the midwest. I would likely choose Sam Adam's Oktoberfest over this if I was buying large quantities of this beer style, as the nose and malt flavors are a little better than the Leinie's offering. Pales in comparison to the German examples.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark copper color with a moderate head and bits of lacing. Aroma of malt, bit of caramel sweetness, fruit and citrus. Taste of malt, some caramel sweetness. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Fairly light body, smooth but a bit short on flavor. Decent beer, but hoped for a bit more character.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle in a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

A- Good looking clean and clear copper color with plenty of visible carbonation. The 1-plus finger head, off-white, tapers to a film and leaves good lacing.

S- Bready, caramel, some spice. Some evidence of AAL-type graininess.

T- Caramel, mild hops, and some Munich-esque malts.

M- The body, hops, malt , and spiciness are all ok, just a bit less than other varieties. Not bad, though.

O- It's ok by me.

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Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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