jsquire (3866) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color out of the bottle with a nice foamy beige head. Sweet malty nose. Sweet beer with lots of caramel sweetness, some toasted grains and an odd acidity to it. Long metallic hop finish. Okay beer.
dlovell2 (1367) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber color with tan head. Malt aroma. Carmel malt start with slight hop finish.
uvajed (178) - Ravenna, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not too shabby. Everything you’d expect from an oktoberfest, and reasonably priced. A little bland and thin, but a nice aroma, with a little spice. Not the best example of the style, but a fair one, and not my favorite Yuengling beer, but it is tasty. Light maltiness and a bit of yeast is apparent, which I love. Maybe some nondeScript nuts, perhaps hazelnuts. I’ll probably spring for another sixer or two of this $6.99 seasonal before it is gone, which means I think fairly highly of it. Still thankful that Yuengling began distributing in Ohio, and that we have begun to get their seasonals and lower-volume sellers. Yum!
*edit* Good call by Berkshirejohn to say this is almost like a brown ale, because it is!
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz twist-off bottle. Deep orange / light copper color. Long lasting off-white foam. Distant wood aromas. Flavor of toasted malts. Very smooth, lighter bodied. Loads of wood character. Very soft texture, easy drinking. Flavor is mellow, very well balanced. There is a nice caramel malt in the finish that follows up with earthy hop flavors along with some vanilla. Nothing like Sam Adams’ Oktoberfest (which is a Vienna), thank goodness. This is the perfect American representation of the old-world Fest Style beer. Very nice balance. (3455)
berkshirejohn (5396) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle from Wegmans, King of Prussia, PA. A brilliant golden amber colour with a fast fading cream head; simple malty aroma - almost like a brown ale; straightforward malty flavour, slightly metallic towards the end; and a malty finish.
This reminds me of the time, many years ago, when I was training to be an Analytical Chemist and one of the exercises we were set was to identify and measure the metals contained in a sample of Newcastle Brown Ale from a metal can - we didn’t know at the time that the supervisor had spiked the sample, so were rather alarmed to discover that it contained lethal quantities of tin! Anyway this is probably how it would have tasted.
blipp (7360) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours amber orange with an off white head. Malty, with some light sweetness, and light toasted bready notes, followed by a toasted malty finish. Low bitterness throughout. Pretty good.
gripweed57 (1113) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 ounce bottle. Bright amber orange color with a small off-white head. Light bready, sulphur-like nose. Tangy toasted malt flavor, thin bodied and metallic. Bitter hops dominate the mid-taste. Brief dry finish. Not a very good effort.
MrBunn (2609) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2012
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Umm... Some sort of thanks to Pete... I guess (?) for sharing this during the fantasy football draft. The aroma and the flavor are slightly ok, but mostly not... Especially the flavor. Aromas of malty and light lager... Hard to describe to someone who hasn’t been there. Flavor is pretty Yuengling-y with a little bit neon shrapnel and a little more malt. I would way rather drink a normal Yuengling.
jb (2638) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very sweet and malty nose. Dark orange appearance is very attractive. Malty caramel/munich malt. They nailed it with this one. True to form and tasty and with the cooler nights I know Oktoberfest is coming soon.
bdgf06 (19) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smooth Oktoberfest lager. Easy on palate and good taste. Nice aroma and aftertaste.
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