soopdog (5) - duluth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2006 does not count
An American "Oktoberfest" that actually vaguely tastes German. Not quite Spaten but a lot cheaper. Keep it coming, Jake L.! SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 26, 2006
In the bottle at the HyVee Oktoberfest beer tasting in Council Bluffs. Smells like sauerkraut. Caramel color. Bland in the flavor department. troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2006
(Bottle) Pours amber with a white head. Malty, yet a watery mouthfeel. Not a whole lot of balance, but some slight spicy notes in the aftertaste. A rather disappointing offering from Leinenkugels, compared to some other stuff they brew. kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2006
12 oz bottle: Light amber w/ a lasting light cream colored head. crystal clear. Initial aroma impression is grainy and cheap! Green apple, light hint of toasted malt, but grainy malt character predominates. Light caramel, sweet apple aroma.... great for some people...Not for me! Flavor is light overall w/ caramel, light toasted malt, and a hint of granny smith apple flavored...semi dry finish, toasty and green apple aftertaste. Lighter body, medium carb. overall, fairly macro!. Not a good beer overall. Too "macro-ish" for an O-fest... Not one of my favorites. joefflin (68) - USA - NOV 23, 2006
12oz bottle in pint glass. I wrote a lenghty review for this and i forgot i wasnt signed in, so it erased when I submitted it. Great. So here is a shorter version for what I had penned down. Pours a more brown than Sam’s Octoberfest. Not nearly as good either. Packaging is grea though, goes with all leinies. Head is more fizzy than froathing, but still somewhat creamy. Aroma is ok. Caramel and hops. Taste is mild with hop and maybe a spike of pumpkin at the end. Light bodied, and easy to drink. Enjoyable, but disappointing.
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2006
Pours a nice amber color with a decent sized head, good lacing. Mild malt aroma, decent sweetness, no noticeable bitterness. dustyk278 (25) - Missouri, USA - NOV 15, 2006
Great tasting, easy drinking, and refreshing finish. Not bitter, and goes well with braughts. JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2006
On tap. This is is a nice mellow Octoberfest brew with a flavor all it’s own. Aroma is of malt and caramel. Taste is slightly sweet with a clean crisp finish. hobyahs (24) - USA - NOV 1, 2006
Pure copper color, with short white head. Mild malty flavor, but lasts decently. Hint of caramel, pumpkin. Excellent fall beer for cold nights, eating brats and watching the world series or football with the guys. barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2006
a nice mild marzen! great looking on the pour with a clear amber and long lived white head. flavor was mild toasted malts, some caramel and a hint of pumpkin. finished with a clean and crisp character about it. nothing special, but it hit me just right.