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Penn Oktoberfest - Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

255 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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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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3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pours a golden amber color, massive head, poured out almost all head, had to wait for it to settle, big marshmallow texture to it, thick lacing too.
S - Lager yeast, barley, bread and biscuit malt, no hops.
T - Taste is very much on the lager side, with a ton of biscuity malt flavor, tastes like im eating pilsbury crescent rolls. A weird soapy bitterness comes in at the end.
M - I cant get that soap taste out of my mouth, very clingy.
O - Over the years I thought this was a stellar octoberfest, but coming pack to it after having a substantial palate shift in the last year or so, its definitely not the best.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of microbrewlover
3.15/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This brew pours a brown/orange color with a small white head which dissipates quickly and virtually no lacing.

The smell is sweet malts and grains. Roasted toffee and bread, maybe some spices such as nutmeg and cloves. The smell reminds me of pumpkin pie.

The taste is sweet malts with a light hop backbone. Fall spices and toffee are also present. In spite of the apparent complexity this beer does not really "pop".

The mouthfeel is smooth; a little bready. Goes down easily, no aftertaste.

Overall this is a decent Oktoberfest style but I have had better. I would not turn it down if offered but I would not buy it again.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of jifigz
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a pint glass.

Poured this beer rather aggressively to generate a nice head. The head lingers for a short time and is a nice barely off white color. The beer is a little paler than most other Oktoberfests that I have seen. It is a light brown amber color with tiny hints of orange shining through the color when held up to the light. The aroma is slightly biscuit-y aroma with hints of sweetness that shine through. This beer was pulled out of a cooler so it is a little cold and kills the aroma a bit. There are some caramel sweet notes coming through as well. The flavor is light yet very rich. It is a spot on Oktoberfest flavor, but not quite as heavy on the toasted roasted flavors as some I have had. The initial flavor is smooth and slightly metallic, but that quickly gives way to that "traditional Oktoberfest flavor" and ends with a hint of bitterness from the hops that balance out the beer perfectly. The "traditional" flavors I'm referring to are malty graininess with rich flavors of toffee, biscuits, and caramel. THE MF is lighter in body that other Oktoberfests I have had and finishes medium dry, but certainly not a dry beer.

I was surprised by the flavors of this beer and the ease of drinkability. With the lighter color and smell I was expecting a lighter brew, which this was in a way, but it was also spot on and perfectly balanced for an Oktoberfest. This is a damn good Oktoberfest. I'm glad I picked up a case of this. Good work Pennsylvania Brewery.

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