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Review: Yuengling Oktoberfest

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Pennsylvania’s Yuengling has launched its annual Oktoberfest brew expression, a beer they’ve put out every year since 2011 — but only during these high holy holidays of beer-drinking. Brewed with a blend of Tettnang and Hallertau hops, it’s a traditional copper lager, toasty with pretzel and brown bread overtones, lots of chewy malt, and the slightest hint of lemon peel. The finish sees a spiced apple note emerging, giving it an almost wintry overtone that works well with the darker lager notes that come before. All told it’s a fun and complex — yet easy-drinking — seasonal.

5.45% abv.

A- / $8 per six-pack / yuengling.com

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Christopher Null

Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content company.

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  1. Brauerei Handel October 18, 2018

    Hi Christopher,
    I just read a couple of your beer reviews since I am looking for some extraordinary (not every-day) beers for our annual gathering of friends from the years of study. I found some really got beer inspiration here and want to leave a “thank you” for that. Cheers.

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    1. Christopher Null October 18, 2018

      Hey, thanks for that! From Germany, no less!

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