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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by garymuchow on 08-30-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,852
Reviews:
509
Ratings:
1,740
pDev:
16.3%
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Ratings: 1,740 |  Reviews: 509
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4/5  rDev +25.4%

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2.86/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12 fl oz brown glass bottle served into a generic kitchen glass. Nice label art. Reviewed from notes; I didn't review in an ideal environment so my notes are a bit truncated. Best before 12/02/13. Twist-off cap.

A: No bubble show forms as I pour.

Pours a one finger wide head which is disappointingly thin. Not much creaminess or frothiness here. Bad retention (less than a minute). Little lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes, and what little there is doesn't stick for very long.

Body colour is a clear copper of above average vibrance. Translucent. Transparent. No yeast particles are visible.

Looks pretty standard for the style. Far from unique or special. There are no egregious flaws.

Sm: Honey, nectary notes/hop character, caramalt, munich malts. Grains. Sticky. Pretty standard festbier build. Some residual sugars lend it a sweetness. Hopping is minimal. A pleasant aroma of mild strength.

No yeast character or alcohol is detectable.

T: Tame. Clean yeast character. Honey. Nectar. Floral hops - though they have a minimal presence. Grainy. Munich malts. Caramalt. Simple but balanced. No real subtlety. It's on the sweeter side. A good build for a marzen, but far from exemplary. Average depth of flavour. Below average duration and intensity of flavour. I like it in spite of its painful simplicity (it's even more simple than most marzens).

Mf: Smooth, wet, sticky, chewy. Good carbonation. Lightly syrupy. Clean. A biteen too thick. Suits the flavour profile generally well, but doesn't feel custom-tailored to it. Decent presence on the palate. Okay body.

Dr: Quite drinkable. I like it; this is a surprisingly decent brew considering it's made by Leinenkugel's. Hides its ABV well. I'll happily kill this 6er, and it's a good value option in this style. Stays within style conventions for the most part.

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2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

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3/5  rDev -6%

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3.14/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a very pretty, clear brown color with a quarter of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a thin halo of foam hat gripped the sides of the glass and formed wispy clouds that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Not much in the aroma department, either that, or I’m stuffed up. I do get faint, and I mean faint, notes of malt, pretzels, caramel and clover. But very faint.

Taste: Very malty up front, with some nice caramel-like sweetness finished by some nicely balanced hoppy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium, with some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of only 5.1%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: A solid American version of an Oktoberfest beer. Nice and malty and nicely balanced with hops. Good quaff.

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3/5  rDev -6%

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1.94/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I picked this up in a mix and match section at Fresh market. After one drink it tasted like I was drinking a lite version of an Octoberfest beer, tasted watered down very disappointed as Leinenkugels usually puts out good beer. Even Yuengling tasted better than this

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Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.19 out of 5 with 1,740 ratings
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