Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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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:
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Added by garymuchow on 08-30-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,696
Reviews:
495
Avg:
3.11
pDev:
17.04%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
388
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,696 |  Reviews: 495
Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.04/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Zimmerman
3.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Beerma
3.36/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This was my favorite one out of the 12! I was surprised! IT was just the others were gross!

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

Photo of andrew8626
3.54/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Nothing special. SWA

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Photo of Thirstygoat
3.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ktforce
2.29/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Gave this to my wife and opened a firestone. ..

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Photo of bpfrush
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 12packpoet
3.77/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KLHBB
3.59/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sparx1100
3.01/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of fisherbray
3.04/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Gemini6
3.66/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlueShepard19
2.94/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of drbenderdo
3.65/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of matcris
3.94/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clear copper/amber, finger of off white head that settles quickly to a ring. Moderate carbonation when rocking the glass. Moderate lacing left down the glass. I get a nice caramel note and toasted bread in the aroma, nothing unusual for this style. The flavor is a lot like the aroma. It's a dry beer all the way through, with a slight sticky quality that goes nicely with the caramel notes. Medium light body, and nice, lively carbonation. The beer is probably not going to leave you saying WOW!...but I think it is a very pleasant brew and certainly not an overly sweet mess or a too hoppy version of the style. $11.98 for a 12 pack of Leine's Fall pack, here. I think someone trying to get into beers with more flavor, and not a lot of bitterness, would love this brew.

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Photo of Gotti311
3.75/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SamuelMiller
2.73/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Beginner2
3.48/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Of the Top 10 Hads in this style, Leinie's is rated 20% below the 9th lowest rating.
I admit Leinie's Oktoberfest is average, but it has had its ratings beat up... probably by association. (Ownership by Miller since 1988 is not a terrible thing... it brought marketing finesse to old-family brewers who kept alive the possibility of beer tasting good again after what Prohibition did to it. By Leinie's and others making that market bigger, craft brewing could offer even better stuff. Good beer is an evolutionary process, not a simple matter of corporate ownership.)

Back to this beer review...
Leinie's Oktoberfest looks normal. It smells mostly malty and tastes that way... albeit a little thin in the mouth... but is that a crime if everything else is average?

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Photo of kylehay2004
2.78/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mooseisloose
3.18/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

More Leinies from the explorer pack let's give it whirl. Popping the top I get a smell of malt NS hops. Pours to an orange color with an orange white head. On the taste this brew is sweet and malty thruoghout with no hopping but good balance. Not offensive but drinkable.

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Photo of rgoodson18
3.87/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried this beer when me and some friends tried all the Oktoberfest available in Kansas. This was by far one of my favorites. Super smooth and tasted great.

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Photo of KJV1963
3.33/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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

Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
3.11 out of 5 based on 1,696 ratings.
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