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%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
44
For Trade:
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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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A: Pours a relatively clear medium copper-ish amber in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation and moderate brown + ruby red highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy tan head that reduces to a medium to large sized patch of mottled medium thick film covering a little more than half of the surface of the beer surrounded by a very thin film covering the majority of the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of toasted + caramel malts with a lighter aroma of spicy + herbal hops. Light notes of booze.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of toasted and caramel malts with a moderate amount of brown sugar sweetness. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of spicy, herbal, and grassy hops which impart a light amount of bitterness in the finish which fades away pretty quickly. Hints of booziness in the finish.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly sticky with a light amount of alcohol warming in the finish.

O: Not sure I feel like there is much need for an imperial Oktoberfest - I like the style in general because it is approachable and easy to drink while making the imperial version reduces the ease of drinking.

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Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a deep brownish amber with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid finger of off white head that settles into a thin patch.

Smell: A toasty and sweet malt forward aroma with a scent of caramel, biscuit, and grains. Toasted barley malt with a scent of caramel, toffee, grains, biscuit, cracker, and yeast. Sweet hints of sugar. Fruit hints of apple and slight dark fruit. Very light on the hops. A solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a sweet and toasty malt driven taste with notes of caramel, biscuit, and grains. Toasted malt with sweet and bready notes of caramel, toffee, biscuit, grains and yeast. Sweet taste of sugar. Fruit notes of apple along with some subtle dark fruit. Light notes of earthy hops in the background. A solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, slick, and pretty smooth. Alcohol heat is minimal.

Overall: A solid imperial take on a Marzen. On the sweeter side but avoids becoming boozy.

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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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