Oktoberfest
Yuengling Brewery

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Style:
Lager - Märzen / Oktoberfest
Ranked #566
ABV:
5.45%
Score:
77
Ranked #49,123
Avg:
3.36 | pDev: 16.07%
Reviews:
217
Ratings:
1,036
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Yuengling Brewery
 
Pennsylvania, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  54
Gots
  277
SCORE
77
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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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Reviews by ChuckDardenne:
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ChuckDardenne from Pennsylvania

3.34/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearence. Golden coppery. Gives the impression of a beer of substance. The head quickly goes away
Fragrance. Certainaly not strong. Malty with a bit a flowery or grassy impression.
Taste Not much going on here. I think I just don't like this style. I do like it better than other Oktoberfest beers I've tried. Not sweet like some others.
Mouth Feel. Not much carbonization yet a nice clean finish. Not in the least syrupy.
Overall a tasty enough beer especially for the price. I live in PA so I am partial to Yuengling

Aug 29, 2020
More User Reviews:
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Beejay from Virginia

3.11/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

Oct 08, 2016
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MichaelBuck from Colorado

3.18/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Oct 12, 2015
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Bouder32 from Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Oct 29, 2013
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Squire from Mississippi

3.68/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Beautiful red-gold-amber color, light color cap with decent lacing.

Aroma: Some fairly rich malty tones with little hop presence.

Taste: Rich, toffeeish, caramely malt without much in the way of balancing hops. Flavor is inviting for just about any who like beer, too bad it doesn't last. The taste sorta thins out midpalate with a more roasted malt character emerging that lingers in the aftertaste. It's like they ran out of ideas and kinda chopped it off in the end.

Texture: Medium

Overall: A rather good tasting beer that doesn't quite hold together to the end. Still in all, it's an uncomplicated beer with fuller than average flavor that I suspect will be served very cold where the malt flavors will stand out and the disappointing finish diminished.

May 22, 2016
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BeerByBelle from Florida

4.18/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Perfect for when you’re feeling hints of autumn in the air, but you’re not quite ready to embrace pumpkins.

Aug 25, 2019
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brauseboof from South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Oct 17, 2014
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Ishogai from Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Aug 31, 2012
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Liberatiscioli from Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Dec 21, 2013
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AngryDutchman from Pennsylvania

2.83/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

$11.98/12 pack.

Maltier than Premium, no discernable hops, makes me miss the roasty quality of Porter. I try it every year out of a sense of obligation but it never 'wows' me.

Sep 08, 2016
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thecheapies from Pennsylvania

3.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bronzed brew with reddish-brown hues. Poor head retention. It didn't pour much of it anyway.

Toffee sweet aroma to metallic dark lager malts. A sprite spearmint-like hop pervades the nose in hints.

Still somewhat thinly malty for an Oktoberfest, but showing toasted caramel grains, huskiness, and menthol hops. Light tobacco note. Steely finish.

Burpy beer with bountiful carb. Body is a bit thin. Manageable drinkability.

Decent stab by Yuengling. I'll be fine and dandy finishing out the six-pack.

Aug 26, 2012
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Greggory from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Aug 30, 2012
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fpeleato from Florida

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Oct 04, 2013
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knextel from Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Aug 13, 2015
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dogfishandi from New York

3.13/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz twist off bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a deep amber with a burnt orange color, decent clarity. About 1-2 fingers of off white head that eventually fades to nothing.

Light mineral lager yeast with a bit of light toasted grain and light caramel, nothing special.

Mineral with a touch of sulfur lager yeast throughout with some grainy sweetness and a bit of caramel bread. Slight hints of citric hop bitterness. hHowever a little too light and lack luster for the style, carbonated like a light lager, a little overdone , but drinkable and a nice new offering from yeunling.

Oct 07, 2012
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BFCarr from New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Sep 27, 2014
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Gemini6 from Michigan

3.55/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Oct 03, 2017
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dba103 from Tennessee

3.48/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Oct 27, 2015
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smbslt from Illinois

3.12/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Sep 06, 2019
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MidwestBA from Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Oct 19, 2013
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beergorrilla from Michigan

3.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sep 20, 2017
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sebaastionb from Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

May 21, 2014
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mmjorden from Ohio

4/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 03, 2015
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buschbeer from Ohio

2.44/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in an imperial nonic glass

A - It pours a rusty amber color. It was topped with an inch of off-white head.

S - I smell a little caramel malt and some grain.

T - I get some caramel malt and grain. It has a dry finish.

M - Moderate and dry.

O - Ever since I had a Yuengling Light I have been turned off by this brewery. I was given this beer. Otherwise I would have never bought it, and I probably won't buy it.

Oct 20, 2013
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BeenTired from Pennsylvania

3.59/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Feb 06, 2015
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Beer rating: 77 out of 100 with 1036 ratings