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Penn Oktoberfest | Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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3.79/5
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293 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pennsylvania Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
pennbrew.com

Style: German Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

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 STATS
Ranking:
#23,850
Reviews:
159
Ratings:
293
pDev:
12.4%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
35
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 293 |  Reviews: 159
Photo of Curt3
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bret717
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No bottling date; Reviewed 8/29/18

Look- Pours crystal clear deep amber-hued golden with a two finger off white head that quickly dissipates to a thin coating; spotty lacing

Aroma- getting some bready malt and light toast note, along with floral hops

Taste- bready, crusty malt with a toast-like quality followed by floral hops with just a little bit of bitterness

Feel- medium-bodied with just a little bit of bitterness

Overall- enjoyable Oktoberfestbier with nicely balanced hops and malts

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Photo of Tucquan
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2018-08-24 in Columbia, PA from a 12oz bottle

A - Clear amber with a 1/2-finger off-white head that drops quickly leaving little lace.

S - Rich brown bread, graham cracker with a light dab of honey, noble spices. Very nice.

T - Spicy and semi-sweet. Lots of graham cracker and lightly-toasted sourdough wheat bread. Light honey. Grassy/herbal. Some bitterness in the finish.

M - Medium body and medium high carbonation. Sprightly.

O - A good take on the style. I enjoyed it.

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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.41/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$ 8.54 (Including tax)/six pack of 12 ouncers ($ 0.118/oz) at The House of Brews, Robinson Township, PA.
Undated bottle at 42 degrees served at 42 degrees in a hand washed and dried Brewery Vivant snifter.
Aroma – begins with fairly strong malt, fades away.
Head – average (Maximum two cm, aggressive pour), off white, average density, average retention time, diminishing to an irregular three to six mm ring fed by effervescence, a complete rocky layer, and a few scattered pieces of lacing.
Lacing – Fair – a couple of arcs of tiny to small bubbles.
Body – light amber, clear, effervescent.
Flavor – Definitely malt foreward, slightly sweet. Ends slightly bitter without a detectable hops flavor. No alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate – medium, almost creamy, lively carbonation.
Overall, a tasty version of an octoberfest brew. I see some more of these in my future. I just wish it had better lacing.
Appearance 3.75, Aroma 3.75, Flavor 4, Palate 4, Overall 4.

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Photo of ajm5108
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A bit thicker and breadier than the average Oktoberfest, has an almost dark lager vibe with some huskier malt notes, but not too heavy in the end, a nice change of pace within the style

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Photo of edrip222
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SomethingClever
4.24/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 Oz pour on tap into shaker pint

A: light gold yellow body with great clarity. Little head fairly creamy white.

S: light corn, caramel, toffee, smells almost like coffee creamer

T: light creamy grains with hints of sweet bread and toffee very little to no hop presence.

M: smooth lowish carbonation

O: this is very good so smooth and creamy nice grains sweet bready this is an amazing October fest.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a custom pint glass: color is copper, head is bright white with fine bubbles, some lacing. Head lingers well for long time.

Smell is moderately malty, toast and biscuit, some haven noted crackers with I agree with.

Taste is similar - biscuit, toast, and more crackery flavor - less malty than many other o-fests, less munich or vienna malt character.

Mouthfeel is crisp, carbonated, drying.

Overall a dryer and less malty o-fest, still good and drinkable but less pronounced german malt character.

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Photo of tjmiller718
3.61/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of klimoja
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brother_rebus
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.51/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter.

3.25 A: Clear orange amber color. One finger of frothy white head. Retention is below average and a short ring of lacing is left.

3.5 S: Toasty and crackery maltiness. Caramel, nondescript fruitiness, and a moderate neutral sweetness. Earthy and grassy hops.

3.5 T: Toasty, grainy, and crackery. Caramel and mild toffee sweetness. Earthy hops with grassy undertones.

3.75 M: Lighter medium to medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Pleasantly creamy and super smooth.

3.5 D: Pretty good. Tasty flavor profile and super clean.

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Photo of dacrza1
2.91/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

DATE: September 22, 2016... OCCASION: another thirsty Thursday... GLASSWARE: Orioles mug... pours a sparsely bubbled, clear, copper orange body that sports a fizzy, swiftly dissipating head that smears to irregularity... a light caramel, lightly roasted aroma with some tea and lemon grass as well... sips a smooth, sweet, slammable body... a bit flat, lacking the effervescence of a more lively fest... the flavor profile is on par with its aroma, with caramel malts and flowery hops leaving a sweet, diminishing aftertaste... in all, not much of an experience, but a beer that will still occupy the palate during the fall... many other fests register a maltier return...

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Photo of thebeers
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pale golden-amber hybrid color with a modest one-finger, off-white head that quickly dissipates to a small, but lasting cap. Noble hops are what stand out in the aroma, with just a hint of malt sweetness behind. There's a bit more depth in the taste. A kiss of malt, a herbal note in the hops, a little spiciness and bitterness in the aftertaste. Still pretty light tasting, overall. Light to medium bodied with strong carbonation. I like this brewery and had higher expectations for this one. Not bad, but nothing special, either.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lastmango
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sherm570
4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fishguyac
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zylod
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of baconfromwalmart
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of therealJAYZ
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Penn Oktoberfest from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 293 ratings