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Penn Oktoberfest - Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

232 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 232
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 15
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pennsylvania Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
A rich, deep golden-colored lager fest bier that is exceptionally smooth and mellow. Uses two-row malted barley and a combination of roasted malts. Highly rated by the National Tasting Institute.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-24-2001)
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5.5%

06-16-2014 00:08:01 | More by wrightst
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metter98

New York

3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellowish amber in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short beige colored head that quickly died down, leaving lacing on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of toasted malts are present in the nose along with some hints of cracker malts.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste starts out rather malty with lots of flavors of toasted malts with an ever so slight amount of sweetness but this is mostly balanced off by the underlying hops, which contribute a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer had a good balance between the malts and hops but seemed to be a little lighter in body compared to other Oktoberfest biers.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2014 03:18:06 | More by metter98
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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

04-26-2014 18:45:36 | More by ramrod666
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

03-15-2014 21:02:41 | More by BillRoth
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RVigz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

03-11-2014 14:16:55 | More by RVigz
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Saxboy10

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

02-28-2014 03:55:41 | More by Saxboy10
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skydogpenn

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-23-2014 17:04:35 | More by skydogpenn
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EersandBeers

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

01-30-2014 16:13:33 | More by EersandBeers
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drbenderdo

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

01-03-2014 13:32:27 | More by drbenderdo
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-29-2013 04:49:34 | More by jaydoc
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HRamz3

Pitcairn

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-19-2013 13:21:53 | More by HRamz3
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spedprof

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-02-2013 04:14:07 | More by spedprof
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mercysbane

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

11-27-2013 00:12:27 | More by mercysbane
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xbrettfavrex

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

11-21-2013 02:39:24 | More by xbrettfavrex
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sammyt728

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

10-20-2013 16:50:51 | More by sammyt728
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podes

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

10-20-2013 01:19:08 | More by podes
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BurnMeInMyBar

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-17-2013 16:15:20 | More by BurnMeInMyBar
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IronLover

Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Golden yellow with an amber and a touch of chill haze at the onset. Poured with a short white foam that slowly reduced to a soapy cap. Toasted malt and bread aromas with herbal and light citrus hop notes at the back end. Tangy, assertive up front followed by a smooth, delicate feel through the middle and a crisp, super-clean finish. Toasted and bready malt flavors up front that turn a bit grainy into the middle as a quick bitter hop bite takes hold. The bitterness quickly fades leaving toasted and caramel malt flavors at the finish. Nice hop character and crispness.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2013 23:18:57 | More by IronLover
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williamv0123

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

10-10-2013 17:13:50 | More by williamv0123
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envinoveri

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

10-04-2013 19:38:19 | More by envinoveri
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KJ2013

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-04-2013 15:28:37 | More by KJ2013
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hinemk76

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

10-02-2013 01:51:35 | More by hinemk76
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

3.04/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A-reddish gold with a thin sticky cream colored head

S-very light scent of grains and honey. Very light. Somewhat adjunct.

T-comes in pretty much tasting like an adjunct lager with a touch of more grain flavor. Nothing off to this, but really nothing much to it at all. Just a really weak lager. Definitely has that lager yeast after-taste.

M-high carbonation. Very wet.

O-for a cheap beer at a sports bar, this is fine. Large amounts can be consumed if you're not concerned about flavor. It's not a good example of the style though, it's just too weak.

Serving type: on-tap

09-30-2013 23:43:34 | More by AdamBear
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Hophead21

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

09-28-2013 12:13:20 | More by Hophead21
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.64/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served an amber color with a little bit of an orange hue. Upon serving there is a one finger white head. The head persists for quite some time, eventually fading away to leave a decent level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is very malty and grainy smelling overall with just some lighter hints of sweetness. A lightly roasted malt aroma creates the base of the aroma with some smells of biscuit and a grainy bready smell mixed within. A light caramel and spice aroma are there as well, giving it a slightly drier Oktoberfest aroma overall.

Taste –The taste, as one may expect from the nose, is a bit on the drier and maltier side. It begins with a little bit of caramel sweetness mixed with a nice roasted malt and crackery flavored base. As the flavor advances, the caramel fades while some spice flavors of some nutmeg coming to the tongue. The roasted flavors increase to some extent with a little bit of some other lightly sweetened fruit flavors of apple and pear mixing in. In the end, a grassy and herbal hop flavor develop giving it just the right hint of bitterness to create an overall roasty and still moderately drier malty flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is average in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average. Both are appropriate for the style and make for a rather easy drinking Oktoberfest.

Overall – A rather decent Oktoberfest overall. A little more on the maltier side with a decent balance of spice and roast to create an enjoyable beer overall.

Serving type: on-tap

09-28-2013 00:23:34 | More by Darkmagus82
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Penn Oktoberfest from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 232 ratings.