Big Eddy Über-Oktoberfest | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Big Eddy Ãœber-OktoberfestBig Eddy Ãœber-Oktoberfest
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
leinie.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
“O'zapft is!” It is tapped, indeed. Oktoberfest, arguably the greatest festival in the world and the beer that bears its name, was born from a Bavarian royal wedding celebration. We’re paying homage to that celebration with a bolder, toastier take on an Oktoberfestbier that can only be described as “Über.” With a tawny orange hue, toasted malts and spicy hops, our Big Eddy Über-Oktoberfest is then dry-hopped for added hop complexity.

Added by BeerFMAndy on 07-28-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
257
Reviews:
53
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
14.29%
 
 
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11
Gots:
44
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5/5  rDev +40.1%

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4.66/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

This is hands-down one of the best beers ever made. It even rivals the kaiser in the realm of "imperial" oktoberfests. It delivers all the biscuity goodness of an Oktoberfest, but really in your face. That orange glow it's got is just so inviting, too. It's got an overall sweet backbone to it, that does well to accompany the bite of strong alcohol. It has a very bold malt flavour to it. If I didn't know better, I'd think there's some rye in it. I don't know what that would be doing in this beer, though. Perhaps I'm just being reminded of another favourite of mine, Lwinenkugel's ryewine. There are definitely similarities. There's some flavour that's common to both. I don't know if it's from the same yeast or the same grains being used, but there is definitely some shared character. And whatever it is, it's great. Both are amazing brews. I will definitely buy this again next year.

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4.59/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Joseph Huber glass mug.

A) Golden copper, brownish orange center like fall leaves, light shining through brings beautiful orange color. Two finger head that is copper in color not pure white.

S) Malt, bread, warm pretzel, no hops at all

T) Baked bread, taste the Munich malt right away. Little syrup in the taste too, but not too much. It's an malt bomb for sure.

M) Thick, concentrated and very smooth

O) It's a great malt beer, not a traditional Oktoberfest, very very good tasting beer. It's like a concentrated beer, meaning they brewed regular Oktoberfest doubled the recipe then boiled the crap out of it to thicken the brew. 8.5% and it will knock u down for sure. Should be rated higher.

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4.38/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark amber orange with about 1/2 inch head, moderate lacing on glass. Smell is slightly sweet with a hint of pumpkin vegetalness. The taste is delightful and hard to describe, I just know I like it. I get some sweetness, a little spice, and slightly dry finish. It is as smooth as silk going down with just the right amount of presence on the palate. Overall this is one of my favorite Oktoberfests and I will seek it out every fall from here on out.

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4.34/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.3/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co. "Big Eddy Über-Oktoberfest"
12 oz. brown glass bottle, inkjet coding is illegible
$1.99 @ Wegmans, King of Prussia, PA

As I took my first sip I was so surprised that I had to quickly look at the bottle and ask myself "Who makes this?" - Leinenkugel! The malt is just so rich and full of Munich and Vienna malt character that I was surprised. It's also nicely backed by spicy and grassy hops, and I was just blown away. In my mind this is how an Oktoberfest should be, and probably was years ago. Of course this is an "Über-Oktoberfest" now, packing a solid 8.5% ABV, but the alcohol never shows. It's clean, superbly balanced, and richly malty.

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4.29/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a Big Eddy tulip.
8.5 % ABV, 35 IBUs

A - This fall Big Eddy series beer pours a crystal clear burnt auburn color that's capped by an ivory pile of foam which leaves little whisps of lace on the tulip.

S - Loaded with a dryhopped aroma, Über-Oktoberfest has an inviting European hop presence of fall; crisp and earthy with notes of spice and a slightly musty, marajuana-like scent that overlays it's rich maltiness. Munich bready qualities and notes of toasted Vienna malts have undertones of honey sweetness but remain totally smooth.

T - Malt complexity continues into the flavor with Munich breadiness and toasted wheat flavors but hops still win out with their earthy flavors. Interesting is this sense of faint allspice which, it seems, the hops impart, melding with the earthy profile before finishing with a warm touch of alcohol.

M - Despite elevated alcohol, Über-Oktoberfest remains incredibly smooth and round on the tongue teetering between sweet, bready malt and the dry, moderately bitter hops, lingering with mild alcohol warmth, perfect for those colder fall days.

O - Über this Big Eddy sure is; it's just a like a good Oktoberfest amped up for a broader spectrum of rich and deep flavors. The core style remains as this beer is smooth and crisp, utilizing German malts and European hops to achieve the same type of flavor profile, just in an über package.

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4.28/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Fairly tasty. Well carbonated. Nothing overpowering. I don't think I would pay for them but would definitely drink one if offered for free.

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Big Eddy Über-Oktoberfest from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
3.57 out of 5 based on 257 ratings.
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