queenholly (2422) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Toasty caramel malt, and light spicy hop aroma. Clear deep copper with a huge beige head. Buttery toasty caramel malt, light vegetal note, spicy hop, and somewhat boozy flavor. Not a fan of this take on a marzen.
akoeninger (268) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 23, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On draft. Amber colored. Sweet aroma, some toasted marshmallow. Taste is way too sweet, hints of oranges, candy, not roasty or big or bold. Just way to sweet. Tastes alright, but not an Oktoberfest at all. Almost like candied orange, dry hops.
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travita (3504) - Frisco, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. The look is clear, amber in color, and had a thinner beige colored head. The smell is malty, sweet, toffee, rich, and caramel. The taste is too sweet, malt, grain, sticky, and candy.
jandd1983 (1911) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
It poured a brown color with a small head. The aroma was of caramel and nutty notes with spicy and leafy accents. The taste was of caramel, nutty notes and a touch of honey with black pepper, rye and some fruity accents. It was decent.
shigadeyo (2925) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
9/21/2013: Leinenkugels Big Eddy Über-Oktoberfest 2013... Aroma: Malty and fruity (basted pear), tinged with some alcohol - that’s all I get. Appearance: Clean copper color with a bubbly khaki crown. Flavor: Fruity caramel with a hint of spice on the backside, herbally-ctirus quality in the finish; Palate: Medium to medium-full body; smooth and lightly creamy; really nice, milky mouthfeel. Overall: TOO SWEET, borders on syrupy; the hops, if any are actually in there, are completely overwhelmed by the uber-sweet maliness; the brewery says that this beer is "a bolder, toastier take on an Oktoberfestbier dry-hopped for added complexity." I don’t get any of that AT ALL (okay, bolder is legit considering the alcohol level), but the toastiness and hops that I was expecting are nowhere to be found. In the end, this is not an Oktoberfest beir or even "Imperial Oktoberfest" and is quite the let-down, especially at the exorbitant price; if anything, this beer is more like and English-style Barleywine and if it were classified that way I’d actually dig it, but as a bit Oktoberfest, it’s just not anywhere near the style. 12 fl. oz. bottle (8.5% Alc/Vol; JAN2014) from Party Town in Florence, KY. Rating #27 for this beer.
MaroonOrange (86) - - SEP 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep pumpkin color with a creamy head. Aroma is toasted marshmallows and candied pineapple. Quite sweet but with a bitter edge. A very nice dark Oktoberfest beer.
drpimento (2040) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not bad, but not one of Big Eddy’s best. Poured at a good temperature with a thick, creamy, smallish, cream colored head that soon settled to a patterned light cover and some lace. Color is an amber copper with some tiny bubble trails. Aroma is heavy malt with a little solvent and funk, barest hint of roast. Flavor is mainly sweet, smidgen of carbonic tang that really help to balance along with some bitter, and again barest hint of roast (might have been more but for the heavy malt bill). Body is kind of heavy and full, carbonation - good. Finish is like flavor, long and more sweet than bitter.
blutt59 (5915) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled, clear amber orange color , syrupy corn candy and caramel nose, flavor is strong thick sweet corn candy, malty viscous finish, not bad
Pailhead (4242) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate toasted caramel, light fruit, and a touch of alcohol that comes across almost whiskey-like. It pours a transparent amber with a small off-white head. The flavor starts with moderate caramel, light-moderate apple, and fruit. The finish has some light toastiness. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat sticky mouthfeel. Overall, a little too sweet and I could definitely do without the apple flavors.
Acecia (14) - Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2013
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Very weak aroma, slightly metallic/coppery. Not fantasically enticing but not unappealing either. Beautiful amber appearance as one would expect from an Oktoberfest, perhaps the most remarkable aspect of this beer. Taste is mild, balanced and drinkable considering alcohol content but no elements stand out to make the flavor unique or remarkably tasty. Pleasantly bubbly but almost no aftertaste aside from a quick hop note. Overall okay but nothing exciting especially in comparison to other Big Eddy beers.