drunkenbum84 (73) - kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a bad beer. Nice dark color and good flavor, maltiness and some bitterness. Better than any macro.
Nuffield (3612) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Gosh, to think that when I was in college all of my friends viewed Leinenkugels as such a cut above the regular world of beer. Well, Leinie’s is that much, to be fair. But this beer has little to set it apart from the macros, other than an additional infusion of malty sweetness. Bronze color, big head. Bland aroma, just a hint of caramel. The hops do little here. Drinkable but bland, poor Oktoberfest. Too bad, as I still have fondness of "Leinie’s" as a brand.
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - DEC 4, 2004
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
light bronze color, Aroma typical American Pilsner, taste a little sweeter and smooter than an American Pilsner
Bad example of a Octoberfest
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 24, 2004
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2004 Seems like everyone does an Oktoberfest these days. Leine’s should stick to its more classic American ales rather then delve into this category. There’s nothing special about their Oktoberfest - it has all of the traditional characteristics one would expect from an Oktoberfest: malty, caramel-lke, etc. To me, their Oktoberfest is almost a sweetened version of their Red. If you want a cheap Oktoberfest, go with Augsburger. If you want the best, go German.
OD40oz (761) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - NOV 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I thought this was pretty good as most of Leinenkugels beers are. I saw it at a gas station and had to have it. Can’t seem to find many more Leinie beers around here.
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 7, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nothing special here as it is a typical big brewmakers version of a special brew. Wouldn’t go to far out of the way to get this one.
Cornfield (5341) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Only the label identified this as a Marzen for me. Nice orange color with almost no trace of a head. Sweetish aroma, but I couldn’t tell where it was coming from. Nice full body. Not a lot of flavor - some sweet maltiness and trace amounts of hop bitterness. Non-offensive.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2004
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Leines fest: Orange dark red. Nose is malty, but faint. First sip is watery. Not much a representative of the style. Still crafted better than most American Standards, no adjunctness or graininess. Light and refreshing, but not something I’ll pick up again. I do like the new packaging and attitude from these guys. Most stuff is pretty much light, thin examples of the styles that they claim to be.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma has a pasta-like smell that is not too wonderful. It has a decent amber color but not much of a head. The palate is respectful for a lager, it has a reasonable bite, but nothing that makes this beer standout. The flavor is about as lackluster.
badgerben (4354) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown color with a solid, creamy head. Musty aroma. Dusty malt flavor. A good example, but nothing terribly special.