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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   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 (3349) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3429) - 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 (537) - - 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 (1320) - 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 (3036) - 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 (454) - 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 (2921) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5123) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2015
At Great Taste 2015. Lightly sweet, tons of malt, kind of sweet for the style but on the dry side nonetheless. Alcohol seems a little high, both in the flavor and the aroma, and now that I rate it I see it is too high. They got the appearance right, copper color and a nice white head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ericular (850) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Sampled at Northgate Andover beer tasting. This is too mild for being 8.5% and billed as "Uber".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (2613) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - AUG 29, 2015
clear amber with a small white head. fruity, malty, estery aroma. more fruity than toasty. in typical leinenkugel fashion this beer has a good bit of residual sweetness. the malts are sweet with notes of toast, butter and caramel. fruity, berry-like hop flavors. full body with slightly sticky. sweet and tasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
johnnymusky (631) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Tasty stuff...sample from dusty..i have been pleased with all of the big eddy brews....

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