ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a reddish orange color. Little head is featured - actually, it’s just a thin, off-white film. Can’t really talk about retention.
S: The cereal grain component I normally expect from a Yuengling is toned down, but not nonexistent. Touches of unsweetened caramel abound, also. Not bad for a macro-brewed marzen.
T: Flavor-wise, it’s mainly cereal grains and toasted caramel malts, with a touch of finishing sweetness. That’s about it. Okay, maybe not, because I’m picking up faint apricot hints. Very simplistic, but also very easy to quaff in typical Yuengling fashion.
M: Carbonation is really strong, which does a decent job of cutting through the sweet finish. Ultimately, though, it is slightly too sweet. Drinkability is excellent, at least.
O: This could have been far worse. Honestly, I like it more than Sam Adams Octoberfest, and would never refuse this. But is it a good marzen? Not quite. Go into this expecting a slightly sweeter version of the Traditional Lager and you’ll probably be happier with it.
Cousin_Larry (310) - - SEP 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great brew from Yuengling. Had a bottle while visiting family in Medina OH. Like it a lot.
eRock_2013 (212) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice Yuengling alternative, pleasant and refreshing. Great orange color with steady lacing. Mild but complex taste with some different bitter and earthy flavors. Again, flavor is mild and not overpowering. Very smooth and has a cleaner finish than standard Yuengling. A good beer overall.
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MadRobin (1882) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap 4 oz. taste at DC Beer Fest at Nationals Park in SE Washington, DC.
Clear, medium-dark amber-copper with a small off-white head and sparse lacing.
Aroma of mild grain, bread and caramel.
Taste of grain, bread, mild herbal hops, herbs and spice.
Medium/light body and medium/high carbonation.
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BelgianBeerGal (3135) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Tank’s with Moose. Honestly, not a bad festbier at a all. Maybe a little heavier body than is typical but pretty tasty. Not a bad choice.
unclemike (2222) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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
EithCubes (4811) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, screw-top but thankfully brown glass. Nose of thin dark malt with earth and dark caramel and some roast, touch of candy sweetness, but dirty. Pours is a red-amber-orange gradient with a short off-white head. Thin watery body with light but effective bitterness, blink-and-you-miss it malt, touch of candyish sweetness but dries out quickly and thickly. Dirty and makes me check to see if someone dropped their cigarette butt in my glass, and aftertaste is stale.
mattern33 (99) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Medium/dark amber clear color. Mild flavor but smooth. No hop bite at all. Not a bad beer at all but not very flavorful overall.
douglas88 (5896) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to Cheap. Pours a clear ruby color with a medium white head. A light malty nose, some skunkiness. Light fruity malts, some bitter skunkyness, metallic. Tastes a lot like Yuengling! Haha. Fond memories.
BrewIPA (83) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle, pours a burnt amber color with a nice head in pint glass. Very light malt flavor with hints of caramel. Not heavy tasting but a decent beer to sip. There are plenty other Octoberfest beers that beat this but it was worth a try.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone