shigadeyo (3296) - 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.
Ericular (832) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Northgate Andover beer tasting. This is too mild for being 8.5% and billed as "Uber".
unclemike (2578) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - AUG 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
johnnymusky (593) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tasty stuff...sample from dusty..i have been pleased with all of the big eddy brews....
bnokk (286) - Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
ccex (1082) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
arminjewell (8673) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
KapitiCritique (375) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - FEB 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
patrick767 (3728) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
madvike (3105) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Beerdedone (2981) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.