NikkTwist (1746) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Milkboy. Clear medium-light copper pour with a nice frothy white head. Pretty much tastes like a standard Yuengling with maybe a bit more malt presence. Nothing to write home about but worth a try.
alobar (2877) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper color with aroma of caramel and toasted malt. Caramel and toasted malt flavor. Not great. Not bad.
Underdogs88 (140) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2014
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light toasted clean aroma. Dark orange appearance with a white head with below average head retention. A little too much toast in the flavor. Bitterness is high and the finish is dry. Mouthfeel is medium light with medium carbonation and a metallic astringency. Overall, the recipe needs to be reformulated. The toasted notes are too intense. The body is too light, bitterness is too high and it contains an unpleasant metallic that lasts on the end.
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AKORN (201) - Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark amber in color with nice white head. Malty, doughy and lite roasted aroma. Roasted malt, caramel, lite citrus and a nice crisp taste. Good beer
ffaoe (251) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice malty aroma. red in color with a fast fading head. nice malty and smooth taste. clean finish
RONCOD (221) - Uledi, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear amber color with a thin tan head. Malty, sweet aroma. The taste was a roasted malt with a slightly sweet caramel flavor that finished a little bitter. Really good beer.
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a soft orange copper color with a slight tan head of foam that fell to a ring and film on top. Good clarity and honey golden hues. Nose has a lot of caramel on it. Some faint toasty bread and a good grain scent. A bit of popcorn. No hops until a small sweet grass comes up as ti warms. Taste is smooth and rich. The grain is lovely and seems like it has melted into the caramel which is dominant on the palate. It has a good amount of sweetness and a bit of fry crisp malt to withstand that. It does drink a bit breaddy and with a touch of lemon in the finish and sweet grass and slight underlying hop bitter.
It’s good but very sweet and has a bit of buttery slickness int he mouthfeel and a touch fo butterscotch in the flavor.
Evolutionary (302) - Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Seth's. Malt nose and not much else. Medium body and some caramel hints but not strong. Smooth but cheap tasting.
Darkmagus82 (1828) - - AUG 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 8-27-12 -
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a deep amber color with lots of tiny bubbles streaming up through the brew. Upon pouring there is a one finger white head. The head has good retention but does eventually fade to leave a light level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is of a sweeter and toasted malt base. The sweetness is of a more toffee nature while the malt is of a bready smell with notes of some light roast.
Taste – A caramel sweetness and a roasted malt are the first to meet the tongue. Toward the middle the sweetness fades some with the beer becoming more crisp in nature. More toward the end some hop flavors come to the tongue. These hop flavors are lighter in nature and are largely of an earthy nature. In the end there is a bit of resurgence of some sweetness as well, leaving a rather pleasant sweet and roast flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The beer is on the lighter to medium side with respects to its body and has an average carbonation level. The body would have been better suited by a bit more creaminess (letting those roasty and lightly hopped flavors really be detected by the tongue). Even with this said, it was fairly good overall and really quite nice.
Overall – Living in Pennsylvania now and having greater access to Yuengling’s many brews, I really have come to appreciate what they offer. It is a good product at a great price. Like their year round beers their Octoberfest is no different. While not the best per say, for its price to quality ratio, it is one of the best. It has good flavor as well as a nice color and smell. I say it’s a job well done by Yuengling.
zach8270 (3585) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 18, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Clear orange pour with a thin tan head. Sweet malty aroma with some caramel. Sweet malty flavor with some caramel and dry bitter malts. Can’t get too excited about it.