Penn Oktoberfest - Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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86
very good

255 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 255
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 18
Gots: 18 | 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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5/5  rDev +31.2%

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of rypkr
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of RBorsato
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of BenderRodriguez
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of BigRizz62
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

An Oktoberfest in its classic form. Traditional color. Crisp clean taste and finish. To me simply best in class

Photo of Freggs
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of cooch69
4.65/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This Oktoberfest pours a brilliant golden amber that's as clear as can be. It pours with a one finger loose head, but the carbonation in this beer is vigorous and quite well spread. It's quite a beuty for the eyes.
This beer smells faintly of biscuity malts. Not much Hop's detected either. As far as aromas go this is very light but straight forward and simple.
The taste of the Oktoberfest is amazing. I'm loving how awesome the finish to this beer is. It comes in the mouth biscuity and slightly sweet. Really comparable to a hot cereal served cold. And in the finish I'm getting one of the best maltiness I've ever experienced in an Oktoberfest.
The mouthfeel is very light and a bit thiner than others in the style. This however makes it too easy to drink.
Thanks PBC for making yet another awesome beer. I've never been disapointed yet.

Photo of jwc215
4.55/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours orangish bronze with a white head that soon becomes a patch. Minimal amount of lacing sticks to the glass.

The smell is grainy - carmelish - malty - slightly grassy.

The taste is of rich, fresh, caramelish malt. Slightly nutty and bready. A spicy Hallertau hop bitterness balances out the sweetness of the malt to give it a refreshingly dry finish.

Medium to full bodied, it has a wonderfully smooth texture with just the right amount of malty sweetness lingering on the palate.

This is a wonderful, highly drinkable, interpretation of the style. This is what an O-fest is all about! A rich, carmelized malt-accented, Hallertau hopped (though hops play an appropriately supportive role), incredibly smooth, This is one that I would definately love to stock up on for the O-fest season!

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4.52/5  rDev +18.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of bob5958
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A really good beer, well worth the wait each year. There is a definite roasted barley flavor that is neither overpowering or burned tasting.
It's a very smooth drinking beer with just a bit of bite. I happen to be a fan of most of their beers, but this is one of their best..
I think what most impresses me is the flavor that you immediately taste. I was completely unprepared for the very pleasant flavor.

Photo of Johnwf110
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of beergeek279
4.47/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in the 12 oz. bottle. Color is amber, with a good head. The smell is a slightly cereal malt. The taste has a decent malt sweetness, but provides a nice hop bitterness to balance it out. Mouthfeel is very smooth. As for drinkability, could drink these all day!

Well, maybe I'm a bit biased, but Penn certainly makes one of the top Oktoberfests of the year. I'll certainly have as many of these as I can, and I'll certainly look for this next year.

Photo of trafordboy
4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Served in the 12 oz. bottle and poured into my favorite beer mug. Color is amber, with a good head. The smell is a slightly cereal malt. The taste has a decent malt sweetness, but provides a nice hop bitterness to balance it out. Mouthfeel is very smooth. As for drinkability, could drink these all day!

Well, maybe I'm a bit biased being from Da 'Burgh, but Penn certainly makes one of the top Oktoberfests of the year. I'll certainly have as many of these as I can, and I'll certainly look for this next year.

Photo of TinusTime
4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Probably the best domestic Oktoberfest ive had so far this year. Pours a medium tea colour with a nice white head that lasts and laces well.. Typical malty sweetness on the nose with just a hint of hops.. Drinks smooth as silk. Malty goodness all the way down with enough hops to keep it from getting too caramel sweet. Mouthfeel is so good it wants me to put on my lederhosen and yodel. Maybe a bit a bit more malty than the German Oktoberfest beers, but those seem to be getting lighter.. This one went perfectly with a simple dinner of boiled potatoes, Raclette cheese and brown bread.

Photo of Darkale
4.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Slightly yeasty aroma with a hint of cheddar cheese! Orange-brass body, very clear, with a nice tan head that dies quickly but leaves good lacing. Very chewy in the mouth, but also slightly gritty. Sweet and slick tasting, with a bitter aftertaste.

I like this Oktoberfest. It has a slight sourness that is reminiscent of a good English ale. I'm not sure that's a good thing for an Oktoberfest, nor am I sure that it's not a good thing, but I don't care either way. I like it.

Photo of jkrich
4.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle with no freshness date; purchased at Jungle Jim's in Fairfield, OH.
A deep, clear, golden to light amber color with minimal head or lacing with a plethora of bubbles - very attractive in a stein.

Beers smells of spicy hops and bready aromas. There is almost a slight wine odor.

The taste is of sweet, tangy malts with some hops in the background; this is a well balanced beer has the flavor never becomes cloying. Almost silky smooth on the palate with minimal carbonation.

Oktoberfest beers seem to have become lighter in color over the past few years. This beer, among others, proves that lighter color does not mean less taste. This is an extremely drinkable and balanced version of an oktoberfest - after all, you want to drink several at the festivals.

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Penn Oktoberfest from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 255 ratings.