Sledutah (4068) - Utah, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle shared by Doug
Appearance: Clear brown with a small beige head and light lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, toffee and candy
Taste: Toasted malts, toffee, earthy and some hot alcohols
douglas88 (5472) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear brown almost purple hue, a small white head. A sweet nutty nose. Pretty nice flavor, mellow, chocolate, light nutty malts, chocolate. Good.
MikeJslc (671) - USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper, clear. beige head. Aroma of bready malt with a little toast and hint of toffee, also a mineral note. Flavor: bready/toasty/grainy malt, touch of sweetness, balancing hop bitterness. Easy drinking.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
CharmCityCrab (136) - Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Guilty pleasure here gives this some points that I can’t entirely objectively justify. This usually hits the shelves in late winter early spring and has a very smooth balanced sweet taste that doesn’t tend toward the sickeningly sweet palate some bocks seem to aim for. Medium bodied. The price at minimum hits below the cost of the cheapest true craft six pack (But a bit more than a macro), and some places will just price it or ring it up like a regular Yuengling (i.e. the price of Budweiser or even a hair below) if you’re lucky. To be honest, I know to some degree it’s the bock equivalent of fast food, but it’s good fast food and blows similar level bocks like Shiner out of the water (Shiner tastes horrible to me- everything they make. There’s got to be a common yeast or malt that Shiner includes that others don’t that I don’t care for.). This is the best thing Yuengling makes, and mostly gets around the lack of dating/bad bottle issue that you run into with most of their line, because it’s a seasonal (Unless you get one that’s literally from a previous year’s batch- Which I like to think isn’t likely, though reading some of the other reviews, maybe it’s more likely than I think. They really need to put a bottled on date on their beers- Yuengling loses more sales of their regular line from me over that one issue than I can count.). I usually shy away from Yuengling these days because of the lack of clear bottled on/freshness dating (Plus, Dick Yuengling selling "family community oriented business" while constantly threatening to leave PA due to mild taxes, and constantly fighting the formation of a union or decent standards for workers rubs me the wrong way), but I make an exception for this. And there is a goat drinking beer from a champagne glass on the label- A GOAT DRINKING BEER FROM A CHAMPAGNE GLASS! Really, what more do you need to know? ;) The label alone makes it kind of a cool novelty thing.
RmmHronek (170) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAR 8, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It pours a deep but clear mahogany color but the white head is nearly non-existent. I bought it because it was only $7 for the six pack and said ’bock’. Needless to say, it doesn’t really resemble the actual bock. It does have a bit more depth than regular Yuengling...for whatever that’s worth.
earleyjd (12) - Alabama, USA - MAR 5, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Low on flavor. Light body with a dark color. The beer doesn't match expectations.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours orangish with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma with caramel, light roasted malts and light pine/grass hops. Flavor begins with fruit and caramel, followed by some roasted malts, finishing with moderately bitter grassy/pine hops. Finish is fruity with some bitter grassy hops. Better than expected.
ReggieDunlap (2897) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear chestnut color with a medium tan head. Aroma has slight dark fruit, roasty and nutty notes. Flavor follows suit...just a touch of malty sweetness in there. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is roasty/nutty and slightly boozy.
b3shine (4215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft to taster. Looks decent; a transparent brown with white lacing. Smells and tastes alright; some bock presence, but forgettable. Average on the palate. Okay for what it is.
DuffManOhYeah (132) - USA - FEB 21, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A nice surprise from yuengling. It want anything special, and tasted like an average Bock, but it’s nice to see them branching out.