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Yuengling Oktoberfest - Yuengling Brewery

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BA SCORE
76
okay

697 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 697
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 36
Gots: 94 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Yuengling Brewery visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.45% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: yuenglings on 08-21-2011)
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

harryhops, Tuesday at 03:19 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Yuengling Oktoberfest
12 oz. brown glass bottle, coded "1423131 03:36"
$1.29 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

It's nice to see that Yuengling is keeping up with the times by putting out new beers. They fired one of the first shots in the microbrew revolution just by keeping their porter alive when no one else did, and they then furthered that by introducing their Black & Tan and Traditional Lager. The Lord Chesterfield didn't hurt either, and as far as I can remember, that was the first all-Cascade hopped beer to come out of a large regional brewery.

The Oktoberfest, however, falls short; but at least they've opted to go for more of a Vienna-style than just a malty-sweet golden "Festbier". The appearance is good, and the aroma is OK, but the flavor is lacking. There's some caramel to it, but overall the malt fails to display any depth of character. Some lively spicy hops bring it around a bit, and there is a touch of toasty sweet bread to it as well as a light fruitiness, but it still seems a bit threadbare overall.

NeroFiddled, Monday at 10:14 PM
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

ummswimmin, Sunday at 05:26 PM
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Heather_Allen, Sunday at 02:43 AM
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1.25/5  rDev -62.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

MattBreight, Nov 11, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev +7.6%

lccrunchy, Nov 11, 2014
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3.53/5  rDev +6.6%

Had this tonight at a birthday party.

Bright copper. Light for the style but still malty. Not the best example of the style but not bad either.

57md, Nov 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

avisong, Nov 06, 2014
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2.43/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

I bought Yuengling Oktoberfest at a local bar/eatery in my hometown. It was on tap, so that to me is always a good sign. Then I drank it. Sigh.

I'm from Pennsylvania, but I show no real loyalty to Yuengling. It is omnipresent in this state. Every pub, bar, and local eating establishment has Yuengling on tap. It is not a special beer to me. It is certainly not a great beer by any stretch of the imagination. Sorry, fellow PA advocates. That's just how I feel about it.

But still, I wanted to try the Oktoberfest. Hey, something different! Maybe it won't suck!

Color: Dark amber, catches the light well. Off white head about three finger widths, dissipating slowly into a thin lace around the rim of the glass. Okay, so far, so good.

Aroma: Surprisingly I smell almost nothing here. Maybe a little malt. Very bland. Not really aromatic at all.

Taste: Watery! That is NOT what I was hoping for. This stuff is on tap too! Tastes faintly of malt. I guess that caramel taste is in there somewhere. Hello, anybody home? No, not really. It's very, very weak stuff.

Mouthfeel: Light, watery, and not very pleasant. Not the worst dreck I've ever tasted, but definitely not good either. Leaves a somewhat bitter aftertaste.

Overall: Yuengling Oktoberfest sadly underwhelmed me. I hoped it would be at least somewhat satisfying. It wasn't. I drank Warsteiner Oktoberfest when I got home. It made the Yuengling taste like stale bread mashed into dirty water. That is all.

Doctor_Bogenbroom, Nov 06, 2014
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3.24/5  rDev -2.1%

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Yuengling Oktoberfest from Yuengling Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 697 ratings.