shigadeyo (3730) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2013TexasMac (17) - - MAY 19, 2017
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.
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Bottle at BrewMaster’s Craft Beer Festival. Pours a hazy copper orange with small off white head. The aroma is toasted malt and booze. Medium body, caramel, toast, boozy finish, good. muzzlehatch (4950) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2016
12 ounce bottle from...umm, I forget, somewhere in southern Wisconsin in the last week (I’ve done a lot of shopping lately), served at cellar temp or so in a St. Ambroise glass. Pours a clear dark amber-copper with a moderate white head that diminishes to a thin lasting cap...nose offers lots of caramel, toasty malts, a hint of alcohol, a bit of cherry perhaps - comes off closer to a doppelbock actually...on the tongue a fairly strong caramel-sugary component mingle with some toasted, drier malt character, with a rather bitter (at least for the style), burnt finish...as far as hops go, I can’t really detect much, perhaps some faint piney notes here and there...body is smooth, a bit too filtered, but reasonably full-bodied, moderate carbonation, light alcohol presence and syrupiness. I rather like this, though I believe I liked it more when I had it on tap a couple of times over the last couple of seasons; ah, the joys of not rating! RobertDale (6376) - 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. Skyview (5909) - 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.
Cybercat (5738) - 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! ryanfolty (2538) - 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. alexanderj (3605) - 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 Bebum (962) - Massachusetts, 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 Barreras (1687) - 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.