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Penn Oktoberfest - Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

233 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 233
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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Jason

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dull orange straw color with a little haze hanging around, the head starts off big but then falls to a thin layer of lace. Both sweet and toasted grain in the nose, hint of spicy herbal hop in the aroma. Decent smoothness from a tightly bound crispness that has a refreshing quality to it. Medium body. Hint of cooked veggies (DMS) with a graininess from the start to finish. Grassy malt flavors point towards dry, hops are mild with a quick snap of bitterness and a spicy finish. Small fermentation twang in the middle. Finishes dry and grainy.

Not bad at all, comparable to the few good imported O-fest beers and certainly better than the new pale versions that have been coming over lately within the past several years. A good choice for a malty pick this fall.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2007 05:08:56 | More by Jason
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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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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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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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.

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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.

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Penn Oktoberfest from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 233 ratings.