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Oktoberfest - Yuengling Brewery

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578 Ratings

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Ratings: 578
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 15.92%
Wants: 29
Gots: 59 | 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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Photo of Dcor
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Dcor, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.7/5  rDev +11.1%

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a deep amber color with lots of tiny bubbles streaming up through the brew. Upon pouring there is a one finger white head. The head has good retention but does eventually fade to leave a light level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is of a sweeter and toasted malt base. The sweetness is of a more toffee nature while the malt is of a bready smell with notes of some light roast.

Taste – A caramel sweetness and a roasted malt are the first to meet the tongue. Toward the middle the sweetness fades some with the beer becoming more crisp in nature. More toward the end some hop flavors come to the tongue. These hop flavors are lighter in nature and are largely of an earthy nature. In the end there is a bit of resurgence of some sweetness as well, leaving a rather pleasant sweet and roast flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The beer is on the lighter to medium side with respects to its body and has an average carbonation level. The body would have been better suited by a bit more creaminess (letting those roasty and lightly hopped flavors really be detected by the tongue). Even with this said, it was fairly good overall and really quite nice.

Overall – Living in Pennsylvania now and having greater access to Yuengling’s many brews, I really have come to appreciate what they offer. It is a good product at a great price. Like their year round beers their Octoberfest is no different. While not the best per say, for its price to quality ratio, it is one of the best. It has good flavor as well as a nice color and smell. I say it’s a job well done by Yuengling.

Darkmagus82, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Yuengling Oktoberfest

LOOK: 12 oz brown bottle. Pours a light amber color. White foam, active carbonation rising.

SMELL: Bready malts, mild sweetness, lager yeast.

TASTE: Clean lager flavor, some caramel, well balanced, good caramelized malt notes. Mild leafy hop flavor but not very bitter at all. Possibly some munich malts employed to give it an authentic taste.

FEEL: Medium bodied, well carbonated, clean finish, very drinkable.

OVERALL: An enjoyable Oktoberfest style beer from America's oldest brewery. This tastes like a fuller, maltier, cleaner version of Yuengling's standard trademark lager beer. I look forward to drinking this around the late summer and fall months for years to come. Certainly one of, if not the finest Yuengling brew.

Stinkypuss, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of reynolds2121
2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

reynolds2121, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
2.98/5  rDev -10.5%

This poured out as a copperish looking brown color. The head was Kind of soapy looking and cream colored. The lacing and retention was minimal. The smell of the beer has some malty aromas with a touch of spice and a lager yeast in there as well. The taste of the beer is average to, seems like just a slightly different flavor than their Traditional Lager. The mouthfeel was smooth with a good carbonation and a solid dry finish to it. Overall I wasn't too impressed, it was fun to try and I was happy I did but I wouldn't have to go after this one like I do with Samuel Adams each year.

Knapp85, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of thecheapies
3.43/5  rDev +3%

Bronzed brew with reddish-brown hues. Poor head retention. It didn't pour much of it anyway.

Toffee sweet aroma to metallic dark lager malts. A sprite spearmint-like hop pervades the nose in hints.

Still somewhat thinly malty for an Oktoberfest, but showing toasted caramel grains, huskiness, and menthol hops. Light tobacco note. Steely finish.

Burpy beer with bountiful carb. Body is a bit thin. Manageable drinkability.

Decent stab by Yuengling. I'll be fine and dandy finishing out the six-pack.

thecheapies, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of Schmidts
4.38/5  rDev +31.5%

Pours amber red gold with a small 1/2 inch head.
Smells of sweet malts.
Very refreshing beer with a nice malt and mild hop hit flavor.
Very clean and smooth in your mouth.
Overall I give this one a 4.5 like all yeugling beers it has a specail flavor that fits yeugling beers.
This is another winner for America's Oldest Brewery! No brewery is more American than Yeungling!!

Schmidts, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of JJStorm
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

JJStorm, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of IronLover
3.7/5  rDev +11.1%

Autumn amber in color with perfect clarity. Poured with a short, frothy, off-white foam that slowly reduced to a foam ring at the top of the glass. Sweet toasted malt, nutty, and earthy grass aromas. Smooth, delicate feel with rich, pleasant carbonation. Sweet toasted malt flavors up front into the middle. A sharp, bitter hop character from middle to end. Bitter flavor tapers quickly allowing the sweet maltiness to shine through again at the finish. Finishes with a sour biscuit flavor on the tip of the tongue and a lingering bitterness in the back of the mouth. This was a better than expected offering from Yuengling.

IronLover, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of mzeld
4/5  rDev +20.1%

mzeld, Aug 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

WDJersey, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of Larrydoherty
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Larrydoherty, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of Powerstroker90
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Powerstroker90, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of MirkoCroCough
4/5  rDev +20.1%

Bottle into pint glass.

Very nice orange red dusk color.

Muted caramel sweet malts faint hops. Very clean.

Mild toasted caramel malts with a nice quick hop flavor in the finish.

Full bodied but not heavy. Smooth finish.

Good Oktoberfest. What I love about Yuengling is that they really put there own spin on their beers. You can tell it is a Yuengling beer.

MirkoCroCough, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of cjbeckman
3/5  rDev -9.9%

cjbeckman, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of TheFightfan1
4.25/5  rDev +27.6%

TheFightfan1, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of jwc215
3.18/5  rDev -4.5%

Oktoberfest in the middle of August...

Pours deep orange amber with a thin head. Minimal lacing sticks. Nice color, wish it had more head and lacing.

The smell is of caramel, slightly nutty, grainy, with a "yuengling" house aroma.

The taste is on the sweet side with caramel and a slightly burnt, metallic aftertaste. The aftertaste brings this one down to mediocre at best. But, then, that is a "problem" I have found in general with this brewery. Thought this one might be different.

It does have a malty smoothness and the carbonation here is slightly spritzy, but not too fizzy.

The aftertaste - burnt and slightly metallic - is not so bad to kill this, but it's just a maltier Yuengling lager to me. It's just about average. Better (and worse) O-fests out there. Not bad, not great. Yuengling fans might not have as much of a problem with it than me.

jwc215, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of ujsplace
3.03/5  rDev -9%

Poured into a becker.

Pours a deep copper colored brew with a two finger inch thick foamy white head that leaves some nice lacing.

Smells bready with sweet toasted caramel malts and a hint of hops.

Tastes of toasted malt up front and a very mild earthy hoppiness. None of the flavors really make a statement though.

Light and crisp mouthfeel.

This is a very drinkable brew, but it just seems to be lacking any real punch. An easy drinking brew though. It is good to see Yuengling trying some other styles, but it could use a bit more.

ujsplace, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of JeffTheJuice
4/5  rDev +20.1%

JeffTheJuice, Aug 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +20.1%

Skelton, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of keeganfrank
3.95/5  rDev +18.6%

Ruddy copper beer with a thick, foamy head that leaves lots of lacing. Has a leafy, bready aroma with notes of caramel. Flavors of tea leaves and light butterscotch with a yeasty aftertaste. Body seems a little thin but this is a great example of Oktoberfest beer.

keeganfrank, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of wertschy
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

wertschy, Aug 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +20.1%

Rojada1988, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of Treyliff
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

A- pours a dark amber color, clear, with a slight orange hue. 2 inch fizzy white head that reduces to nothing, no lacing.

S- rich malt, Toast, butterscotch and a bit of sour apple.

T- Sweet malt, typical Octoberfest style. Nutty, with a bit of herbal hops, finishes bready and slightly tangy. Good linger.

M- light-med body, med-low carbonation, fizzy and foamy mouthfeel.

O- this is a very drinkable brew, not quite as good as other American Octoberfests but not bad at all. Would go great with a good hearty meal.

Treyliff, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of jagada
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

jagada, Aug 10, 2012
Oktoberfest from Yuengling Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 578 ratings.