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:
11
Gots:
44
For Trade:
0
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1.91/5  rDev -46.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: a dark amber color exactly what most Marzens are supposed to look like. There was not much head on the pour, but there is some residual left now on the edges and on the surface of the beer. This is pretty standard for Oktoberfests.

Smell: This beer smells much different than most oktoberfests. Its almost like a fruity darker malty smell to it. I can't really place it. I most certainly do not smell any hops to it. Interesting yet i don't approve of this. Totally throwing me off guard.

Taste: This tastes exactly as it smells. Its filled with flavor, it almost overwhelms me. Its very dry tasting. The bottle says "Uber-Oktoberfest," so from what i understand they were concentrating on the intensifying the malty taste of this beer, which they clearly accomplished, but i think this is so flavorpacked that it isn't very good.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, and good thickness to this beer. They nailed that.

Overall: I understand what they were trying to accomplish here, but this should never be released to the public. Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest and UberOktoberfest have been the worse beers i've rated thus far.

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2/5  rDev -44%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2/5  rDev -44%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beef tastes roughly like barf

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Photo of Jadjunk
2.73/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

"A bolder, toastier take on an Oktoberfestbier dry-hopped for added complexity." Brewed in the style of a Marzen / Oktoberfest lager. Available in 12 oz. bottled 4 packs and on limited draft as part of the Big Eddy Series, released fall 2013.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a snifter glass. Served above 59 degrees Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a frothy, crisp head of a light caramel tan complexion over a copper and burgundy body of high clarity, light to no visible carbonation. Retention is below average and lacing is light and spotty. 3

(Smell) Caramel and bread grains with a strong astringency, fairly clean and simple otherwise. Little to no hop characteristics. Potency is mild. 2.5

(Taste) A hair smoother and more pleasant than the aroma suggests, although this beer is still overly harsh and grainy. Sweet caramel grain syrups forward with a fairly smooth texture, soft lager acidity and stunted grainy back end. No hop character, notable solvent and ethanol impact, just not all that great. 2.75

(Mouthfeel) The texture is slick, moderately syrupy, lightly chewy, mildly dry. Carbonation is mild, generating a light frothiness and a softly crisp finish. Body is medium/heavy for the style and medium+ overall. Balance is slightly grainy and sweet over acidity and hop bitterness. Alcohol presence is medium and this beer suffers from the alcohol impact without much body to account for the balance. 3

(Overall) In general, this beer suffers from a harsh exposed graininess and a limited malt and hop range profile otherwise. Drinkable, but not very pleasant. The Oktoberfest beer is not a very common candidate to "imperialize", and the simplicity of the lager style in itself suggests that there isn't much that can be done with the ingredients aside from increasing the body and turning up the alcohol, a practice which nullifies the drinkability of the Oktoberfest entirely. I hope this was a one-off project, as it was one of the lesser impressive Big Eddy outings as of late. 2.75

Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company's
Big Eddy Uber-Oktoberfest
2.73/5.00

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2.75/5  rDev -23%

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2.75/5  rDev -23%

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2.75/5  rDev -23%

Photo of Strix
2.79/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Looks nice, a bright clear orange with a decent head that sticks around.

In the nose: malt, butter, and floral hops.

Flavor is all over the place. Huuuuge malt presence, but then it goes through buttery and piney phases before settling down around orange-flavored wet cardboard. At times, more cloying than I thought possible. Improves a bit as it warms. If they were looking to magnify the Oktoberfest flavors, maybe they even succeeded, but the result is not what I would call refreshing, it's more like drinking a doppelbock poured into an IPA and boiled as if you were making maple syrup.

Mouthfeel quite syrupy, which does not help.

A malt-bomb for sure, but basically the definition of cloying. Inventive, but I'm left to conclude that this is why people don't make Imperial Oktoberfests. I need to find some Staghorn to wash this taste out of my mouth.

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2.8/5  rDev -21.6%

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2.8/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12 ounce bottle - $2.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Best Before: JAN2014 on the bottle neck.

Appearance: Pours a dark amber body, noted clarity, with a small-sized, very fleeting, whitish head.

Smell: Sweet-scented, sugary amber maltiness, fruity notes hinting at strawberry, jagged alcohol, and peppery spice.

Taste: Upfront, it's sugary, honeyish, and a tad syrupy. Glazed, cooked ripe fruits. Herbal, spicy hops with some imparted bitterness, but it's not enough to really cut through the initial sweetness. Pop of alcohol on the back half warming everything from the lips on down. Quite sweet on the fruityish, heated finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Yes, it is everything you want in an Oktoberfest, but then haphazardly cranked up until you don't want it anymore.

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2.84/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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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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