Yuengling Brewery

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Yuengling Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States
Ranked #411
Ranked #28,063
3.36 | pDev: 16.07%
Nov 18, 2023
Aug 21, 2011
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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Rated: 3.44 by TP2MSU from Michigan

Nov 18, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by bkwagie

Nov 05, 2023
Rated: 3.38 by QuintusHorace from California

Nov 02, 2023
Rated: 3.64 by Creepachu

Oct 29, 2023
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Reviewed by bearr from New York

2/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5
Not much of a taste, tastes like Yuengling lager but a little less hoppy. Hard to believe this company is selling this as an Octoberfest. Overpriced for what it is. Their Black & Tan is much tastier. Very disappointing.
Oct 25, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by craigbelly from Iowa

Oct 08, 2023
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Reviewed by DCH from New York

3.37/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Dark amber pour with a moderate heads that recedes quickly. Sharp hop notes in the smell and flavor of this beer, seems the bitterness is not evened out enough by the sweetness that comes from the malt profile. Not a bad beer, on par with their traditional lager but with more of a bite.
Oct 06, 2023
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Reviewed by Jmsandberg17 from Missouri

3.88/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle pours a medium orange-brown color with a small amount of fizzy, tan-colored head that disappears pretty quickly. Smells very faintly of dark malt and earthy notes. The flavor profile definitely departs from traditional Märzen territory, with a darker, roastier, and heartier flavor rather than a toasty/bready flavor you would expect. The earthiness from the aroma follows in the flavor with a subtle sweetness and a caramel note. Medium body, mild amount of herbal-earthy bitterness, fizzy carbonation mouthfeel, and a pretty dry finish.

This certainly departs from what you'd expect from a Märzen, but I actually really like it. Almost feels like a hybrid between a Märzen and a Dunkel (or even a Porter). I love traditional Märzen and I love most all dark beers, so this was a hit for me. I imagine some folks will be surprised by how dark the flavor is though. Would probably buy again.
Oct 06, 2023
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Reviewed by mcm180 from Ohio

3.71/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Beautiful copper color. Small head that fades quickly to a thin layer.

Tastes like a Märzen only with less hops. The slightly dark finish gets more pronounced as it warms. But it’s never overwhelming. Nicely balanced flavor. Surprisingly good. This brewery is hit-and-miss for me.

Very drinkable. Probably not the most hifalutin Märzen out there, but an enjoyable drink. Especially for the price.
Oct 04, 2023
Rated: 3.42 by charger88 from Texas

Sep 30, 2023
Rated: 3.62 by lastmango from Pennsylvania

Sep 22, 2023
Rated: 4.22 by JuanPn from Louisiana

Sep 20, 2023
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Rated by Webby64 from Indiana

3.26/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Not too shabby. Kind of thin, like a cheap solid state amplifier! I would get it again if there is nothing else appealing in the cooler.
Sep 18, 2023
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Reviewed by Brook82 from Ohio

3.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Dark amber/copper appearance. Lots of carbonation. Off white head that faded within a minute. Muted malt/ sweet aroma. Taste followed the aroma, not much depth albeit highly drinkable. There are better marzens out there, but this is okay given it's lower price.
Sep 17, 2023
Rated: 3.49 by Iggy88 from Ohio

Sep 16, 2023
Rated: 3.61 by Tylergodin from Massachusetts

Sep 14, 2023
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Reviewed by rachelle351 from West Virginia

5/5  rDev +48.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I really like this beer. I’m not even a beer drinker. I bought it for my mom as she is a Yuengling drinker. I was shockingly surprised at how much I liked it. Even mom loves it better than her standard Yuengling. Flavor is smooth not bitter. Really nice texture and body. Highly recommend****
Sep 09, 2023
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Reviewed by Death_Adder from South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Tasted like their Traditional Lager with a drop of Samuel Adams Octoberfest added to each bottle, and a 6pk is about the same price as one of Yuengling's 12pks. Not the marzen you should settle for.

Style: Marzen | Tap/Can/Bottle: Bottle | Abv: 5.4% | Rating: 3.5
Sep 09, 2023
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Reviewed by adioCX

3.72/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12oz bottle into pint glass.

Dark amber in color, what you would expect from an Oktoberfest offering. Very little head, maybe 1/8 of an inch which dissipates quickly, no lacing. (look 3.75)

Understated notes of bread, malt and caramel go well together, but do not stand out. (smell 3.5)

Refreshing, but fairly light for a seasonal offering of this kind. A bit sweet and lacking in spice of other Oktoberfests. (taste 3.75)

Very light in the beginning, but starts to stick around longer after about 1/4 of the way through. Highly drinkable, even if it is a bit on the lighter side (feel 4.00)

Overall a pretty good Oktoberfest offering. Could easily have a few of these in one sitting., but It falls short of its closest highly available competitor, the more flavorful Sam Adams. (overall 3.5)
Sep 02, 2023
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Reviewed by Deutschbierlover67 from Texas

4.75/5  rDev +41.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
This is as close to a traditional German Oktoberfest beer as it gets without being in a German pub. The only way it could be any better is if was served on-tap. Or in a fest beer tent in Germany. I've had Yuengling Lager von fass at the brewery many years ago. I was impressed then but wasn't with their bottled lager as brewed by Miller. The Black & Tan was an improvement. But this Oktoberfest really hit the mark! This is the brew to serve at the Oktoberfest in Fredrickburg! Now I'm looking foward to trying their porter.
Aug 28, 2023
Oktoberfest from Yuengling Brewery
Beer rating: 77 out of 100 with 1113 ratings