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:
1,699
Reviews:
496
Avg:
3.11
pDev:
17.04%
 
 
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24
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390
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3.1/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Best before 12/16/13.

Pours a clear copper with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt and caramel aromas. Taste is much the same with toast and caramel flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that is drinkable but pretty boring and forgettable for the style.

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2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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3/5  rDev -3.5%

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3/5  rDev -3.5%

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2/5  rDev -35.7%

Photo of metter98
3.33/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer is crystal clear amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high light beige head that has good retention properties and took a long time to die down, leaving a thin head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of toasted malts are present in the nose along with some hints of caramel malts.
T: Like the smell, the taste is rather malty and mostly has flavors of toasted malts along with hints of caramel malts and spicy hops. A faint amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little thin and watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer tastes like a "lite" version of a German Oktoberfest—it has the proper aromas and flavors but seems to be watered down.

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3/5  rDev -3.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

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Photo of AAG
2.92/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from an ice-cold 12oz bottle into a room-temperature stein.

Appearance - Light copper in color; about a 1-finger frothy head initially that settled very quickly and dissipated almost entirely; translucent; attractive appearance; frothy lacing continued throughout the beer.

Smell - Minimal smell; caramel, bread-like; difficult to detect; reminds me of a Sam Adams Winter Lager

Taste - Not bad, overall; tastes like caramel; initially, sweet caramel taste that transitions to a bitter/sour aftertaste. Not as rich as I would have liked for a Marzen.

Mouthfeel - Pleasant, smooth; not too bitter.

Overall - An average Marzen, overall. I wouldn't necessarily seek this beer out again but it is drinkable and appropriate for a nice fall day.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear copper color. The cream-colored head is about one fingers high and has a decent frothy texture, but also has poor retention. Despite the low duration, it still leaves behind a decent sheet of lacing behind.

S: Mild. While it does have that sweet caramel undercurrent ever-so-prominent in the style, it really doesn't jump out of the glass at all. I also pick up a touch of cereal grain - just a touch thankfully. Simply put, the aroma doesn't impress.

T: Again, it's just tastes 'held back' for whatever reason. An initial wave of mild caramel sweetness is washed away by the bitter finish. This bitterness isn't hoppy, it's honestly kind of metallic and even a touch chemical. Basically, it tanks what was otherwise a bland, average beer.

M: No questions, it's easy to drink. The sweet finish doesn't expose any of the harsh flavors excessively, and vibrant carbonation helps it go down the palate swiftly.

O: The best part? I drank it without incident. Sadly, that just means this one is no good. Even if it was offered to me freely, I'd think long and hard about drinking this again.

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Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
3.11 out of 5 based on 1,699 ratings.
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