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Yuengling Oktoberfest - Yuengling Brewery

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Ratings: 712
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 36
Gots: 98 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.46/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

No label information. Yuengling Oktoberfest is brewed in the style of an Oktoberfest beer. Available in 12 oz. 6 packs and on draft as an early fall seasonal.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a pint glass. Served above 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a frothy foam biscuit white head over a medium copper body with very high clarity. Retention is above average, lacing is light and patchy. 3.75

(Smell) Modestly sweet, syrupy caramel malt with a light bready body matches a light husky bitterness and a mild acidity. Potency is mild. 3.25

(Taste) The balance is slightly more favorable in the flavor, with a reserved caramel malt sweetness plus a light earthy grain bitterness. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Texture is chewy, smooth and slightly dry. Carbonation generates a soft frothiness for a soft mouthfeel. Body is medium for the style, light/medium overall. Balance is slightly sweet over bitter. Alcohol presence is low and there are no discernible off characters. 3.5

(Overall) A fairly middle-of-the-road Oktoberfest, clean and enjoyable, it falls a little heavy on the sweet side of Oktoberfests but the slight imbalance likely won't stall the drinkability of this beer for any drinker. 3.5

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3.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

L: crystal-clear, tawny-colored liquid... soap-sudsy foam that actually sticks around for awhile in cap form atop, clinging up the sides of the glass - must be the hops?

S: echoing what others have said, the overall smell does resemble their flagship lager - must be similar ingredients and yeast... what sets this apart is a marginally more nutty and Munich-like maltiness - not much, not enough

T: clearly not identical to the Lager... not nearly the depth in malt richness that toastier, more gluten-y grain flavors beg for... this is nutty and is of a malt character not unlike Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale (arguably)... little bit minerally with a woody hop character in the finish... wouldn't be surprised if they slightly modified their lager recipe for this

F: round, smooth... dull-ish on the palate... longing for something a bit sharper in carbonation and dryness with a fuller body

O: at the price point, not awful... got my hopes up with this, considering how well their Summer Wheat came out... this just falls well short... heaven forbid you have this with pancakes (I couldn't help myself), any subtle toasty malt character will be nullified

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3.48/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Average Oktoberfest. Slight toasted malt and caramel/toffee sweetness in the nose. Flavors follow suite, grain-like and grassy. Overall, very light bodied, crisp and clean.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev +20.8%

This beer really surprised me, I thought it was delicious and smooth, something you can sip on or even drink fast if that's what your going for, just the right amount of flavor not over the top at all like some seasonal beers can be. Over all I recommend this beer! and its a couple $ cheaper than most 6 packs as well so that's a plus!

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4/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle to a Pint glass.

A: Wonderful clear dark reddish copper color with a 2 finger tan head that slowly recedes.
S: A bit of sweet malt, with a little bit of cinnamon.
T: Slightly toasted malt with a caramel flavor. Becoming a nice sweet flavor. Minimal hop bitterness on the finish.
M: Light to Medium mouthfeel. A little bit more toasty than the Traditional Lager. Sweetness adds to the drinkability in a positive way.
O: For the great price (7 dollars a six pack!), this give you a beer with a bit more flavor than their flagship Traditional Lager. Very enjoyable and easy to drink. This would be a good go-to beer if it wasn't a seasonal.

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Yuengling Oktoberfest from Yuengling Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 712 ratings.