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:
1,704
Reviews:
498
Avg:
3.11
pDev:
17.36%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
393
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,704 |  Reviews: 498
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

Photo of Chackman151
3.54/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of shadwow13
3.71/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Foyle
4/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a thick, pillowy off white head, light amber color with plenty of streaming carbonation. Aroma of toasted malt and mild hop spice. Finish is dry & pleasant. Flavor is just right, not too sweet and no funky spices or flavoring. Well done to the style.
Served from 12 oz bottle in pilsner glass.

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Photo of TonyTwins
4.01/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of freewill35
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Malacant
4.18/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A delicious Oktoberfest brew. Very refreshing.

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

Photo of porters4life
3.59/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerwithoutallthehops
1.1/5  rDev -64.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A wonderful offering from our friends in WI.

I tried this Octoberfest last year and was not real pleased with its spices and its aftertaste. Can we just get a beer any more???

I decided to try it again in 2016 and am pleased I did. The taste was great, the spices no longer were noticed and the aftertaste was smooth and delightful. As the beer warmed, the hops became more noticeable. Not bad, just a little accent in the aftertaste.

A great offering from our friends in Chippewa Falls. Thanks. I will buy this again.

10/2016 - real bad news - they use GMO corn in their brew. Sorry, I cant go for that, regardless of the reason(s) they give. Corporations say GMO is "not bad". Sure, I believe them, remember how cigarette companies said cigarettes werent bad for us???

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Photo of dag1991
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Markc72
3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kamahl16
4.03/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of edthehead
2.89/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of King_Lich13
3.78/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Hazen
3.66/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
3.11 out of 5 based on 1,704 ratings.
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