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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   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 (3287) - Harrison, 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bnokk (260) - Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle APPEARANCE ? pours a nice amber, like most US style Oktoberfests. NOSE - Smells like a lager, not much malt to it ? despite it?s color. FLAVOR ? the lightest of malt flavors, otherwise pretty unremarkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ccex (1074) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2015
12 oz. bottle pours a clear reddish brown with a small off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is full of caramel and toffee malts, brown sugar, bread and some prunes. Taste is too sweet for my tastes, with no hop presence. Body is medium to full with low carbonation and an oily mouthfeel. The ABV makes this one a sipper. Not one of my favorites in the Big Eddy series.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (8602) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, reddish brown pour with thin off white head, aroma is toast, dough, grain into a bit of caramel, toffee, slight grass. Taste was a mix of grass, hints of earth, slight toasted bread and dough, slight caramel into some grainy notes, finishing boozy, sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KapitiCritique (369) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - FEB 17, 2015
Big eddy, uber Octoberfest, leinenkugel, WI brewer, 8.5% alcohol. Excellent colour, contains ver fine precipitate, big head, dissapates slowly, nose is winter fruits and spices, a tad bitter, no sourness evident, caramel malt taste, very nice. 7 out of 10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (3727) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 11, 2015
bottle - This dark amber beer has a mild caramel malt aroma with a little alcohol. The flavor is sweet malt with toasted caramel, toffee, and maybe a touch of dark fruit. Dry hopped? I’m not noticing much hops. It’s alright but not as good as a couple of the other Big Eddy releases.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madvike (3095) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle - Pours reddish-brown with a ring of white head. Nose is caramel, boozy astringency, and tons of malt. Lots of sweet bread malt in the taste, with cherry, graham cracker, and toffee. Slick and medium-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2956) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark amber with a small white head. Aroma was malty sweet with caramel and some fruitiness. Flavor was mainly sweet with caramel, toffee, fruit, toast, sweet grains and some nuttiness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tectactoe (3116) - Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle: Dark amber & copper body, nice clarity with a fine-bubbled, creamy eggshell cap that lasts for a nice amount of time. Aroma is VERY mild. Touch of sweet caramel malts, light toast, perhaps a hint of prune. Kind of hard to pull much from it. Flavor is jam-packed, though. Very robust malty sweetness. Caramel, toffee candies, coated in a light brown sugar rub, A touch of toast, plum, fruity esters, & hints of red licorice. Maybe even almost too sweet, but still very flavorful. A light earthy tone in the finish, but still lingers with mostly Caramalt sweetness. Sticky, heavy body. Decent, though I prefer "lighter" Oktoberfests, I think.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
brotz24 (4) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2014 does not count
Wasn’t sure what to expect with this beer. It caught my eye because of the "uber". Not the best Oktoberfest but an interesting idea for a beer. It’s worth trying.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
libertine (285) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2014
pours an orange amber with a ample white head. smells very sweet but not the toasty sweet you get in most american versions of the Marzen style. Flavor is boozy and super sweet and has a tartness to it as well that i wouldnt have expected. I dont think they did a very good job on this.

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