sebletitje (6326) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 23, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours copper/burgundy, white head.
aroma is hoppy, mild malty- toasted scent, some grassy notes.
flavor, light hoppy mouthfeel, not an intense toasted malts palate but one that adds a nice malty profile coupled with a modest touch of caramel, pale malts and hints of fruits. A mild lingering bitterness in the finish.
Ends a little thin compared to other German Bock.
Drake (7940) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from Total Wine in Richmond, VA. Pours a dark strawberry red color with a medium frothy head. Decent head retention and lacing. Nutty aroma with leafy hops and some caramel notes. Taste is caramel, nutty notes, hoppy finish. A bit of a sweaty, grainy note. Medium bodied.
joeyplush (627) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour looks like a darker version of Yuengling Lager - same red/orangeish hue but in a richer dark color. Head starts off nicely - thick and off-white, but dissipates rather quickly. Aroma is bread malt and dough. Taste is a little spicy but not very rich - a bit watered down. Overall tastes cheap and mass produced.
mansquito (3106) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
As a Philadelphian, when I walk into beer store and see a Yuengling that I had never before tried, I can hardly resist the purchase. And while my expectations were not enormously high, I still knew I had to have it. Anyway, the point of the matter is that this beer far surpassed my expectations. It pours a clear brownish color with a small white head. The aroma was one of the weak points with a kind of cheap lager feel to it, but fortunately the taste compensated for it. Heavy bready feel to it. Not at all watery. Some German hops feel to it as well. Easy to drink, cheap, and enough flavour to satisfy. I hope Yuengling releases more new beers (and not just the standard micro fare, but rather an assorted, but quality macrofare).
grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle . Poured a dark brown color with a big off white head . Aroma of sweet malt ,caramel and mild hops . Taste is subtle sweetness with light hops at the end. Not bad.
SSSteve (3661) - - FEB 20, 2010
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz bottle. clear reddish brown under a small head. looks kind of dead in the glass. aroma is a bit drab with a little toasted malt sweetness. the flavor is decent. some sweet burnt caramel but a bit too pale. palate is a bit too carbonated and light. doesn’t really drink like a bock. just too pale.
bobman006 (326) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Clear brown with off-white head. Aromas of toffee, roasted nuts, oak and yeast. Flavors of toffee, caramel, roasted nuts, cherry, and oak. Metallic and papery. Slightly phenolic but it works in this case. Thin body with slick mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. If given a choice, would rather drink this than their lager, as it is a little more interesting.
Cybercat (2986) - Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark translucent mahogany with a decent beige head. What I got was not thick, but that is probably an artifact of preparing the pint. Aroma is malty and slightly spicy, not too strong. Flavor is rich, malty and yeasty with woody and toffee hints. Fizzy and lively texture leaves a nice tingle behind.
unclemattie (4033) - Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ TacoMac, Alpharetta. Medium brown color, white head. Sweet dark caramel aroma. Dry, burnt sugars, toasted malt flavor. Simple bittering hops. WEll balanced. By far, the best beer Yuengling has to offer. Medium bodied. Chewy, malty.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Sample Date: 2/15/2010 Source:Once Apon a Vine - Northside) Malty caramel sweetness in aroma with hint of spicy hops. Clear light brown with small off-white head that falls fairly quickly. Spicy hop flavor with clean lager character. Malt character in flavor is rather subdued. Finish is clean and fairly bitter.