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
Ratings:
1,699
Reviews:
496
Avg:
3.11
pDev:
17.04%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
390
For Trade:
0
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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

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3/5  rDev -3.5%

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3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.27/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a nice deeper amber color with a one finger pure white fizzy head and tons of tiny carbonation bubbles seen streaming up through the brew. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is light overall, consisting of a bit of a lightly roasted bready smell as well as aromas of caramel and toffee.

Taste – The taste begins with a strong caramel and lightly toasted bready flavor. These flavor create the bulk of the taste and remain rather constant throughout the taste. Other sweeter flavors come to the tongue more toward the middle of the taste, consisting mainly of an apple and pear flavor. Along with the fruit, comes some spice flavors as well as a bit of a grassy flavor. These tastes take the taste to its end, leaving a rather sweet and lightly roasted flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium to slightly thinner side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average side. Both are appropriate for the style and match the sweeter, lightly roasted, and spiced flavors of the brew quite well.

Overall – A decent Oktoberfest that is a bit on the sweeter side. It’s alright, but noting super exceptional.

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2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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3/5  rDev -3.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

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3/5  rDev -3.5%

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3/5  rDev -3.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

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3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of slusk
2.83/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Appearance: On the lighter side of copper, crystal clear. 2 finger white head with a decent head retention.

Smell: Mild caramel and bready notes with a malt forward aroma with the lightest hint of hop.

Taste: Not a bad beer. The first taste had some caramel and malt notes with a bready after taste. The body I found on the weak side, missing the richness I perfer in a 3B. Overall not bad but not the best either.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light body with a mouthfeel bordering on watery.

Overall: Not a bad beer, I wouldn't send it back if I ordered it, but I'd ask what other ambers they had before I ordered it again. Lacks the character I look for in an Oktoberfest. I think a larger malt bill could help.

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3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of dpage27
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -3.5%

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3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of sommersb
3.67/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tasted On: 10-01-2013
Freshness: Best by 01-06-2014
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, screw-cap
Glassware: Frankfurt mug
Purchased: 6-pack from Kroger

A: Very large off-white head, on a bright and clear copper beer. Head retention is good.

S: Aromas have bready malts and some earthy hops.

T: The taste features semi-sweet caramel maltiness with light hop notes.

M: Average carbonation and a medium body. The finish is of caramel malts with a light bittering from hops.

O: Pleasant and easy drinking, if not very remarkable.

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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of Zorro
3.49/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear copper colored beer with a medium sized white head.

Smells of toasted grain and caramel with a herbal and grassy hop aroma.

Starts out mildly sweet with flavors of toasted grain and caramel. Herbal and grassy hops with a slight lemon taste. Slight flavor of burnt sugar. Yep it tastes like a Märzen.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a decent Märzen. Not the best of its kind but I wouldn't refuse one.

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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of EBeckett3
3.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - Nice copper with good white head, excellent laces
S - Caramel malt
T - Light body, caramel with slight graininess, notable carbonation
M - Thin, not much malt
O - not a traditional Marzen, OK for one or two watching a football game

Poured in a 16 oz pint glass at McMichael's Pub, Gloucester City, NJ

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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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