Yuengling Brewery

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Yuengling Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States
Lager - Märzen
Ranked #382
Ranked #29,649
3.35 | pDev: 16.12%
May 22, 2022
Aug 21, 2011
Notes: Yuengling® is proud to offer our Oktoberfest as an homage to our German Heritage. Copper in color, this medium bodied beer is the perfect blend of roasted malts with just the right amount of hops to capture a true representation of the style.

26 IBU
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Photo of BitteNochEinWeissbier
3.51/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by BitteNochEinWeissbier from Pennsylvania

12oz bottle
Glass: 0.4L Fest Mug
Temp at Pour: mid 50s F

Nice clear copper color with a 3" off-white head. The head dissipates to a thin cover rather quickly and then dissolves. Lacing is excellent down the sides of the glass.

Lightly toasted bread and grains. Light hops. There is a sweet almost caramelly note. Some esters.

Bread dough. Caramel. Surprising but not overpowering hop bite that tamps down the sweetness and keeps things from getting cloying. Finishes dry but a tad sweet.

A bit watery. Body is on the thin side of medium.

An OK Oktoberfest/Marzen. Very easy to drink. A credible effort by 'America's Oldest Brewery'. I would have this again.

May 22, 2022
3.5 by mpenske from California on Mar 05, 2022
3.61 by CisPiece88 from Nebraska on Dec 17, 2021
Photo of Tacoma223
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Tacoma223 from New York

Very dark amber pour, has a dirty smell. Lacing is nothing to talk about either is the foamy head. It’s okay the beer nothing horrible but definitely not good.

Nov 04, 2021
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3.4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by arizcards from North Carolina

Picked up a single from TW Greenville, SC 9-8-21 for $1.49. No visible bottling date; consumed 10-31-21.

Beer poured an orange brown with a smaller white head.

Nose is a toasted malt base with hints of noble hops.

Taste is a mild toasted malt base that is balanced by the noble hops and not sweet in the finish but lacks the zing a good marten finishes with.

Mouthfeel is light bodied and lacks the style crispness.

Overall not a bad beer but nothing special in the beer field marten field.

Oct 31, 2021
3.77 by ohbigun from West Virginia on Oct 31, 2021
3.28 by Fallen232 from Pennsylvania on Oct 27, 2021
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3.72/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by clayrock81 from Florida

Poured an orange-tinted golden body with decent head that quickly dies without leftover lace. Smell is basically some dirty, floral hops and a touch of "lagerness". Smooth, easy to drink, not much in the flavor department, just a bit of earthy hoppiness with a dry finish that is balanced with a decent maltiness (a light to medium body). It's not bad, and it's cheap, so nothing special but you could do worse in the oktoberfest beer department.

Oct 22, 2021
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3.77/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by jkrich from Florida

Poured from a non-freshness dated 12 oz. bottle: this is quite an attractive pour with a bright, deep golden to amber/copper hue with a sustained, off-white, and foamy head.

One thing was quite noticeable in the aroma: this one has an almost syrupy-sweet aroma, unlike the other Oktoberfest beers I have tried this season.

The beer is quite sweet with some surprising bitterness that balances the malt and keeps this one from drifting into cloying territory. It is a very flavorful beer, but it is really not an Oktoberfest in the classic sense - it comes across as a hyped-up version of Yuengling's "Traditional Lager" which is bad as I quite enjoy that one. The mouthfeel is slightly chewy with a short-lived, clean aftertaste. Again, no my idea of a festbier but still enjoyable.

Oct 16, 2021
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3.46/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

From the bottle, it pours a clear amber color with a modest off-white head that soon diminishes to anice ring and leaves a little lacing. Roasted malt in the nose, Roasted malts in the mouth with a touch of caramel.

Oct 07, 2021
3.27 by CoasterGuy from Pennsylvania on Oct 05, 2021
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3.06/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Tyl81

Decent Oktoberfest beer not the bedt I’ve ever had, but a good beer

Oct 03, 2021
3.55 by Chipwells from Georgia on Sep 30, 2021
Photo of FBarber
3.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by FBarber from Illinois

Pours a dark, but crystal clear, amber color. Thick, three finger, tan head forms on the beer, lingers, then dissolves.

Aroma has notes of nutty malts, caramel, some light bready notes, a touch of spicy hops, and a slight fruity, estery note,

Taste has notes of bready malts, a touch of caramel, a light nuttiness with a mild sweetness that has some brown sugar and caramel notes.

Feel is light, a tad watery, but easy drinking. Moderate carbonation. Drier finish.

Overall this is a solidly mediocre oktoberfest that is more enjoyable to drink than my review/rating would imply.

Sep 28, 2021
3.89 by Korbynlehr from Kentucky on Sep 26, 2021
3.49 by tristanrussell36 from Illinois on Sep 24, 2021
Photo of Vetbidder
3.65/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Vetbidder from Pennsylvania

See through and copper colored with a thinning offwhite head, looks decent for the style. Sweet malt on the nose with some ‘Saz’ type hops in the back, going pretty well so far. Not bad, a bit light on the flavor but a long bready finish with some slight bite is what I like most about this beer. As far as this brewery goes, this offering is fairly decent. Medium body with above average carbonation. Good.

Sep 23, 2021
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3.43/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by BJB13 from Maryland

12 ounce bottle poured into a dimpled mug.

Clear, orangish amber and wearing a three quarter inch khaki cap, it looks like a good marzen. The aroma is light but nice. mostly bread and to a lesser degree, caramel malt with a whiff of spicy hop aroma. Taste is much the same but flavor is restrained and seems overly attenuated. Body is on the light side of medium with medium high carbonation. I find this one rather dry and crisp for style, though a decent enough drinking beer.

Sep 20, 2021
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2.91/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by vainosuomi from Virginia

Dark amber, totally clear, frothy light brown head that dissipates quickly. Smell is toasted grain with some metallic notes. Taste brings in sweet molasses. Pretty light and easy drinking--it gets the job done decently well for its price point.

Sep 02, 2021
2.92 by Bigmoist from West Virginia on Aug 15, 2021
3.71 by DarrellK from Florida on Jul 29, 2021
3.65 by Hazey92 from New York on Jul 28, 2021
Photo of Dr_Gonzo
3.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by Dr_Gonzo from Kentucky

Poured into a tall clear pint glass. Appearance is a dark copper body with less than a finger's worth of beige head with small retention and decent lacing.

Aroma: caramel, fresh bread and toast, toasted malts, orange peel, honey, nuts, grain, and pears.

Tasting mostly grain, bread/toast, toasted malts, the nuts, honey, and caramel the best. Body is medium-light.

Apr 04, 2021
3.62 by Danzifer from Ohio on Mar 29, 2021
3.25 by D-man20 from Pennsylvania on Jan 27, 2021
3.74 by Mustela_Man from California on Jan 01, 2021
3.45 by MJSFS from Florida on Dec 12, 2020
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5/5  rDev +49.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by ClinchMtnMan from Virginia

I’m a casual beer drinker, not a beer “expert” but I know what i like. Ive been a long time fan of Yuengling Lager. This year I tried Yuengling Oktoberfest Lager and I LOVE it. To my taste, it’s the perfect drinking beer! (You beer experts...please take it easy on me! Respect that I enjoy this fine beer, okay?)

Nov 30, 2020
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2.94/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
by maddogruss from New Jersey

Note from 2011. Had this from a bottle.
A: pours an orange amber body with small white head with nice retention and lacing
S: subtle malty smell with some sweet honey notes
T: somewhat malty notes but a beery taste; nothing overly impressive
M: a little thin, but decent
D: ok mouthfeel and taste combo; not that good overall

Nov 25, 2020
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4.06/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BubbleBobble from New York

Pours a dark, reddish amber from the bottle, light head that quickly settles to a thin ring. Nose is baked brown bread, savory caramel, mild hops, roasted malt, and some light coffee. Taste is balanced - earthy hops, slight caramel sweetness, mild bitterness. Mouthfeel is creamy and full with some mild carbonation. Was pleasantly surprised on all accounts and worth seeking out.

Nov 01, 2020
3.72 by coopdog1000 from Florida on Oct 16, 2020
3.92 by TheCakePounder from Pennsylvania on Oct 10, 2020
3.5 by jar5482 from Pennsylvania on Oct 04, 2020
Photo of Chocolatefreak
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Chocolatefreak from Tennessee

Not bad, slightly bitter for an Octoberfest beer

Oct 02, 2020
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3.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by mikeinportc from New York

Clear orange-amber, with light , quickly-dissipating white head.

Smells of caramel, and slight fresh bread aroma.

Taste is caramel, though less sweet than the aroma, a light spiciness, and dried lemon/lime zest(+rust?) at finish. That last bit may sound odd, & it is, but it is barely noticeable, and it works(mostly) .

Feel is light-medium, with moderate, fine, carbonation tingle.

Overall , though not high on my list of Oktoberfests, it's OK, & I wouldn't turn it down if offered.

Oct 02, 2020
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4.75/5  rDev +41.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by BelliniBeer from Pennsylvania

Look: deep, rich copper
Smell: like all the best things about fall
Taste: holds its own with the best from Munich
Feel: goes down easily
Overall: an Oktoberfest that is a great value when compared with imports

Sep 29, 2020
3.76 by EddieBeers from New Jersey on Sep 28, 2020
3.62 by TomBanahan from Kentucky on Sep 24, 2020
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3.2/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by hybridentropy from Angola


Sep 21, 2020
Oktoberfest from Yuengling Brewery
Beer rating: 77 out of 100 with 1056 ratings