Yuengling Oktoberfest | Yuengling Brewery

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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:
901
Reviews:
178
Avg:
3.34
pDev:
16.17%
 
 
Wants:
51
Gots:
231
For Trade:
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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.67/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle purchased in a Wegmans mix-six pack.

This pours a medium dark amber, clear, with a one inch head, and sticky lacing.

This smells like caramel, spicing, and lager yeast.

This isn't the most expressive or interesting Oktoberfest, even from American brewers, but it's really drinkable and still quite tasty. It's got a nice fruitiness to it, from Yuengling's lager yeast. I recognize a similar flavor in their regular old lager. There's some caramel, and spicy bready flavors, too.

This is light bodied, a tiny bit watery, with a moderate level of carbonation.

This is a really drinkable, nice Oktoberfest, but don't go into expecting your socks to be blown off.

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Photo of beergoot
3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The color appears dark amber; thick, sticky, foamy head. Malty aroma; caramel and hints of cinnamon; toasted grains. Carmel flavor; good hop bitterness. Medium body; warm and smooth; dry finish.

Overall, a respectable Oktoberfest beer that drinks easily. It's not trendsetting nor unique, yet a solid offering.

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Photo of reebtaerG
3.39/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drtth
3.54/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass a clear dark amber color with a 1" creamy tan head that slowly settles down to a thin layer of foam on the surface and a nice ruing of leggy lacing. Sipping creates small scattered bits of lacing.

The aroma is faint and clean with a touch of caramel breadiness from the malt.

The clean, distinct flavors include the caramel and bready character with some earthy bitterness showing up in the mix.

The mouth feel is on the light side of medium bodied with some light crispness from the persistent gentle carbonation. The finish is on the short side of medium and begins as the earthy, almost burnt bitterness moves in to temporarily displace the flavors from the malt, gradually disappear, and leave a touch of sweetness fading into dryness.

This is a nice beer from Yuengling and I'd have no trouble drinking another or relying on it during an evening out. That said, for me its a beer that would not be my first choice among O-fest beers or if there were beers available from places like Victory, Stoudts or Sly Fox.

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Photo of Piploop
4.34/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A fantastic beer, even better than the traditional yuengling, this beer goes down smooth and taunts your taste buds as it does so.

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Photo of larryrex
4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of schwansmantr
4.5/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

look- Dark"burnt" copper with a 2 finger off white head with light to moderate retention.

smell- Aroma of toasted caramel malts. Faint hops are noticed, and something that reminds me bread crust in the oven just before my wife makes stuffing.

taste- Early malt sweetness and flavor is surprisingly full bodied despite the lightness on the feel. Toast, caramel, Very clean a crisp

Feel- is light to maybe medium and is very drinkable with a crisp bitterness at the end with a fast dispersal.

overall- This is a great beer especially for the price as with all Yuengling beers. A great value without the loss of quality in taste and I would recommend it to any one.

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Photo of wjoelbrooks
3.13/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Beerwithoutallthehops
1.1/5  rDev -67.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Superbly balanced. Wonderful full taste. I believe they need to put all their beer in brown bottles. I do not believe green bottles do anything good to any beer I have tried. This Octoberfest was tasted alongside several German Octoberfest versions. I will not say which ones. It held its own, to my taste. A very good and very good tasting beer. Wonderful. Thanks Yuengling!

9/3/2016 update - good taste, especially since I just endured the "octoberfest" offering from Sam Adams. This Octoberfest from Yuengling has a very good, but not overpowering taste. I like my beer VERY COLD. But, I realize German beers might be best a little warmer. As THIS beer warms, the hops become more noticeable, but not bad. The malt is there, very little hops, to my taste, and a very good finish. Very good!! Thanks!

10/2016 - real bad news - they use GMO corn in their brew. Sorry, I cant go for that, regardless of the reason(s) they give. Corporations say GMO is "not bad". Sure, I believe them, remember how cigarette companies said cigarettes werent bad for us???

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

Photo of DarthVorador
3.56/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MichaelBuck
3.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LittleMurphyDog
3.56/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Uzarnayme
3.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fusion7777
3.32/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jeff_Winger
3.6/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hendrick24
3.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jontom
4.85/5  rDev +45.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very good beer. Taste is smooth and price is easy on the wallet. One of Yuengling's best beers.

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Photo of tmbgnicu
3.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mthomp081
3.07/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brewlinson
3.21/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cdub70085
4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Zaphog
3.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mmjorden
4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yuengling Oktoberfest from Yuengling Brewery
3.34 out of 5 based on 901 ratings.
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