Yuengling Oktoberfest | Yuengling Brewery

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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

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#45,953
Reviews:
185
Ratings:
931
pDev:
15.87%
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3.58
 
 
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Photo of jkblr
3.05/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On draft at local volksfest. Pours bright amber with good khaki head. The aroma is merely beery. The taste is about the same. This is an AAL with some color. It has the corny, tart taste and the sorta bitter oily/buttery aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied, adequately carbonated and mostly dry in the finish. Overall, poor Oktoberfest, but ok for what it is. Better with food or friends.

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Photo of Foyle
3.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served from 12 oz bottle into tulip glass. A 2" fluffy off white head drops slowly with some mild lacing. Color is mostly clear amber and abundant streaming carbonation. Aroma of roasted malts and floral hops. Mouthfeel is medium with a dry finish. Flavor of dark toast, figs, a bit of caramel with earthy and floral hops. Overall: not bad, but not the best out there.

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Photo of Humbolt9
3.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

While this is my least favorite of yuenglings beer I've had so far it's still not a bad beer at all.

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Photo of DigitGrowler
3.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SSGCujo
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of JayAnthony
4.24/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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

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Yuengling Oktoberfest from Yuengling Brewery
Beer rating: 3.34 out of 5 with 931 ratings