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Brewed by:
Yuengling Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States
yuengling.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.45%

Availability: Fall

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Added by yuenglings on 08-21-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,368
Reviews:
183
Ratings:
926
pDev:
16.17%
Bros Score:
3.58
 
 
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Photo of tillmac62
3.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours a nice dark amber (brown) with a rich dash of garnet. Normal head volume, outstanding retention and normal lacing.

The nose is of average quality for the style. Light caramel and a bit of bready malt provide a slightly sweet effect. Aromatic intensity is weak with no hop presence.

Light bodied with a mouthfeel similar to water. The carbonation / body balance is outstanding. Rich effervescence is provided from the middle on. The finish is finely bubbled a tickles the tongue.

The flavor profile is borderline very good. It isn't complex nor is it intense. It is extremely well balanced, world class actually. The problem is lack of contrast and complexity. What little hop flavor and bitterness that is present, is in deep background. Consequently, you get a muddied bit of caramel (no sweetness) that comes across as being slightly burnt - yet tasty. Towards the finish, the undercurrent of hops present with no significant bitterness and an earthy herbal noble hop flavor. The finish is a slow fade of weak noble hops.

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Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Duffman79
3.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ledouge
3.35/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JayKay412
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jpschouest
3.67/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattreitz49
3.54/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PatrickCT
3.69/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Surprisingly good Oktoberfest from a national brewery. Better by far than most of the craft offerings for two reasons. One, it is actually a lager and they nail the drinkability and mouthfeel. (Although a little light) Two, they really didn't try to make the style their own.
While I wouldn't give it any awards, it does have a nice malt profile. Biscuity, with a touch of caramel then graininess, it is barely balanced with a hint of hops, but just enough. A soft, smooth mouthfeel with appropriate carbonation for the style. Finishes crisp and grassy.
Could be better? Of course. But it gets much worse than this with some of the Oktoberfests out there.

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Photo of OzmanBey
5/5  rDev +49.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ObiBeerCanobi
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of alexsergio
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DMc8ride
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of grawp57
4.75/5  rDev +42.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Nice deep amber with a thick tan head. Malt, bread, caramel, and nut give it a very pleasant aroma. Taste is a very satisfying blend of sweet and bitter. Goes down full but smooth. One of my favorite Oktoberfests!!!!!

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Photo of Gemini6
3.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Caveworm
4.02/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yuengling Oktoberfest | Yuengling Brewery. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, the head's two fingers thick and off-white, with solid lacing, and a clear deep reddish amber body.

I smell the standard märzen fare with the caramelized malts. Kinda underwhelming.

The taste is also pretty "meh". Clean finish regardless.

Medium-light mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

Overall, I'll give Yuengling Oktoberfest | Yuengling Brewery a 4. Good for what it is, but lacking the depth needed to make it anything higher up than this IMNSHO.

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Photo of jbehlar
3.23/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of beergorrilla
3.49/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AJmon13
2.87/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BrewsOverHoes
3.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beaulabauve
3.56/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mothmanscott
3.56/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear deep amber/pale brown producing barely 2 fingers of beige, finely bubbled, foamy, short-lived head that leaves only a hint of lacing. Aroma is malty toast, brown bread, roasted nuts, thin brown sugar, fruity with cola like caramel, a floral hop essence & a metallic hint in the background. The breadiness, cola & fruitiness really stand out. Taste is malty like the nose: toasted dark bread, roasted nuts, rich cola like caramel notes, fruity with lager yeast, floral, spice & a metallic hint with a mild hop bitterness in the finish which rolls over into the aftertaste becoming a lingering bitterness. This brew is a nice blend of dry & sweet. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, lightly dry & slightly prickly becoming faintly drawing in the aftertaste. This was an aged example provided by Aaron James Shelton, Cicerone certified beer guy/bartender at Blue Sky Grill, Moultrie, Georgia. Thanks buddy!

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Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of animal69
3.67/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.34/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Yuengling Oktoberfest has a thick, beige head, a mostly clear, copper appearance, with lots of fine, white suspended sediment, and some glass lacing. Aroma is muted, but one can pick up some glutinous brown bread notes, and flavor is of sweet, slightly bitter, brown bread crust. Mouthfeel is medium, and Yuengling Oktoberfest finishes crisp, clean, and refreshing.

RJT

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Photo of Mooslerfitness
3.93/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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