Yuengling Oktoberfest | Yuengling Brewery

BA SCORE
77
okay
899 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good
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Yuengling OktoberfestYuengling Oktoberfest
BEER INFO

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

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.45%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by yuenglings on 08-21-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
899
Reviews:
178
Avg:
3.35
pDev:
16.12%
 
 
Wants:
51
Gots:
230
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Try-em-all
3.67/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice copper color with one finger head, see below as I would have said the same things as they guy before me. It's good, get one.

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Photo of StevenH
3.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Satorn
3.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tcsox
3.32/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AccipiterofBeer
3.27/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RAFH
3.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into dimpled mug, bottled on 7/29/2016. Pours crystal clear deep orange.copper color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light caramel/nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Some light yeast fruitiness as well. Taste of big brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light caramel/nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Minimal herbal/spicy hop and toasted malt bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Minimal dryness. Fairly clean on lager flavors; some fruitiness in the aromas, but minimal in the taste. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready/grainy mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.45%. Overall this is a very good Oktoberfest style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, clean, and refreshing to drink. Very malty and flavorful for the ABV, with just enough hops for balance. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of MacMalt
3.46/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into pub glass. It pours a copper color with one finger of ecru-colored head and lacing. The smell was subdued: primarily biscuit malt and nuts. The taste featured roasted malt, biscuit, nuts, and a hint of caramel. There was no discernible hop presence. It is medium-bodied, moderately carbonated, and super-drinkable with an ABV of 5.45%. Overall, it's a middle-of-the road Marzen; it's refreshing and would hit the spot at a Fall outdoor event. It could be better on draught. But it's not at the same level of some of its famous German peers, such as Ayinger or Paulaner. Of Pennsylvania brewers, I think Sly Fox's Oktoberfest is better.

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Photo of GreatHammerhead
3.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Presentation: 12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Look: Medium copper color with a off-white 1.5 finger head that quickly collapses into a ring around the glass.

Smell: Malty with a slightly unpleasant funk to it.

Taste: Some malts, good balance.

Feel: Medium body,moderate carbonation, easy drinking.

Overall: An OK beer, unfortunately nothing really special.

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Photo of buckyp
3.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of digitalflood
3.4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VaporDome
3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hdf561
2.5/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Looks clear darkish amber small head that disappears quickly with lacing.

Can smell some spice, and bread but nothing very strong kinda plain.

Taste is more of the same little spice but plain. Not a bad beer by any stretch just looking for more flavor and a warm feelin from fall and winter beers and this just didn't have that. Very drinakable and minimal aftertaste no bitterness.

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Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.52/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of clemtig76
3.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.34/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bito24
4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Have had both bottle and draft and bottle is better. Not a bad flavor. Not bitter and no after taste. Low price and like all Yuengling products, a poor man's Sam Adams knockoff!

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Photo of TimberSwanson
3.8/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dewsby
3.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beejay
3.11/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Medium brown in color, with a smallish light tan head.

S: Malty with caramel, and a touch of molasses. Perhaps a touch on the cloying side, with perhaps a touch of floral hops.

T: Malty with a biscuit like flavor. Slightly floral with a hint at bitterness, and perhaps a touch of tannin, or maybe brewer's licorice.

M: Medium bodied, moderate to active carbonation, and some odd cling in the finish.

O: Overall not a great brew, but I'd be pleased if this showed up with some wurst, kraut, and mustard... I'd be more pleased with a better beer, but this one could do.

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Photo of Dzman
4.55/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm reviewing the 2016 release. This beer is surprisingly good. The color is a deep rich copper. The smell has a sweetness very close to caramel. The pour has a thick steady head that floats and laces the glass from start to finish. The taste isn't bad. Quick flavors jumps at you of malty sweet caramel much like the smell. The funny thing is it doesn't look like much carbonation but it is definitely not flat. This isn't an authentic German oktoberfest. It's quite enjoyable actually and I would have no problem getting friends to have a few of this fine beer.

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Photo of hrmixon
3.83/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MouldyCrow
3.4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Patches826
3.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wer34truh
3.58/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark amber color with a rather modest head.

Nose full of sweet malts, slight floral notes and a ton of caramel.

Taste is akin to the smell, some herbal notes, caramel, but it's the burned malt that steals the show. Good mouthfeel, with below average, yet noticeable, carbonation.

The BA average is 3.35, which I think is fair yet on the low-end.

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Yuengling Oktoberfest from Yuengling Brewery
3.35 out of 5 based on 899 ratings.
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