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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
A bolder, toastier take on an Oktoberfestbier dry-hopped for added complexity

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobertDale (5431) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 14, 2016
Sample at KC Beerfest 2016. Comes a clear golden red with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and yeast. Taste is malt, caramel. yeast, and some floral hints. A touch too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2016
Picked up single 12-oz bottle from Heritage Liquors in Maplewood, MN. Pours a semi-clear orange amber colored brew with an average sized off-white head that slowly dissipates. Aroma of roasted sweet caramel malt, a hint of floral & grassy hops and some mild maple. Taste is full bodied with flavors of sweet caramel malt, floral hops and lot of fruity esters. Finish is thick and semi-sweet with a caramel malt, floral hops, and a little alcohol kck. An Americanized Oktoberfest with bit extra hops and alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (5111) - Georgia, USA - OCT 28, 2015
Pours clear copper, while eggshell head is fairly thick but not long-lasting. Malty aroma presents caramel, fruity and subtle hoppy tones. Crisp, sharp flavor sends malt and apple in the vanguard, while caramel and hops follow in their wake. Texture features firm body, if not much fizz. Happy October - and Oktoberfest anytime!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2389) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2015
October 17, 2015 - sample via bottle at Barrels and Bacon. Clear orange pour with limited head. Liked this had a bit more alcohol to balance the spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3539) - Branson, Missouri, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Bottle; poured an amber orange color with a smallish off white head. Aroma of caramel, dark fruit and earth. Boozy and messy; caramel and dark fruit, mostly dry. Ok

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bebum (764) - USA - SEP 26, 2015
Clear, amber, colapsing head. Medium body, forward flavor, refreshing and bubbly, less heat than one would expect from the abv though not lacking, longc dry and bitter finish. Bitter and dry despite tons of malt. Hoppy and malty, caramel, floral. If this is oktoberfest, I like it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Barreras (1559) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - SEP 19, 2015
Pours a light copper color with an orange hue. Aroma of cinnamon spice and light pumpkin. Taste is of fall flavors, with pumpkin, spice, and rich malt dominating the flavor. the alcohol content isn’t noticeable and well incorporated into the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LinusStick (3234) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2015
Not terrible but this is one style that does not need to be imperialized. Probably my lease favorite of the series. Distinct lager aromas with roasted caramel a hint of earth. Pour was a clear medium brown with a thin off white film for a head. Taste was way too sweet and strong for the style. Mud, caramel and lager yeast with an almost sour sticky finish. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
zeke626 (460) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Bottle, pours an amber body with a white head. Aroma of malts and bread. Taste is a typical octoberfest-style beer with a hoppy note. Solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (3003) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2015
Tap at Mariano’s, Westchester. Amber Oktoberfest color. The smell is big and malty, but dwindles with the head. The taste has some warming alcohol, a bout of toast and caramel malt. It’s also kind of yeasty, suggesting an unfiltered keg. Caramel roast accounts for some of the sweetness. At least it’s a break from this year’s round of Citra hop monsters.

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