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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 163   ABV: 5.45%
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (6246) - Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle to pint. Looks good for the style; a transparent amberish wrong with thin off-white head that dissipates into thin lacing pretty quickly. Smells and tastes of malt and lager yeast. Average on the palate. Solid by Yuengling standards.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chad9976 (1335) - Albany, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2013
I poured a 12oz bottle into a mug. It appears to have been bottled on June 27, 2013 and cost $2.25 ($0.19 per ounce).

Appearance: Pure copper color, clear, carbonation visible. Pours to a small, off-white, foamy head which mostly dissipates and leaves no lacing.

Smell: Pretty standard lager aroma with a little more sweetness than usual.

Taste: It’s beers like this that make me dislike the Oktoberfest style across the board. While Yuengling Oktoberfest isn’t bad at all, there’s nothing all that special or memorable about it. It doesn’t have the familiar flavor of a pale lager, nor does it have the refined sweetness and character of an amber. It’s just a mild, lightly sweetened lager. Sure, there’s a touch of caramel or toffee in here, and there’s no off-flavors or adjunct distractions. There’s nothing about it that’s repulsive, but there’s only a few characteristics that are appealing. In my experience, this is actually pretty standard for the style. It’ll do.

Drinkability: Yuengling is known for their lagers and the Oktoberfest drinks as well as the rest of the line. The mouthfeel is light to medium, lightly crisp, and refreshing while in the mouth. It goes down smooth and finishes fairly clean with just a slightly dry sensation. I’m not entirely sure of the ABV, though some sources claim it’s 5.4% which seems a little high considering how mild the palette is. If it were under 4.9% I’d say this would be a beer worthy of its intended purpose.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocJitsu (1154) - Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Pours a crystal clear copper-amber with a short white head. Fruity, toffee nose, like many other American Oktoberfests. Wet and smooth, with ample scrubbiness. Fruit, toffee, toasted malt flavors that blend very well. Very smooth finish. Better than Sam Adams’ in my opinion.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
queenholly (3092) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Bottle.Toasty caramel malt aroma. Clear amber with a large beige head. Slightly charred toast and caramel malt flavor with an herbal bitter finish. Light body, moderate carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Parrothead (292) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Pours a dark orange, caramel color, right for an Oktoberfest. Nice big light tan head that lingers. Nose of sweet malt with just a hint of hops. Smooth mouth feel. Very light taste, mostly up front, not much in back. It’s a pleasant beer, but it’s missing something, I just don’t know what.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foxbush (1437) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2013
12 oz bottle This is good looking beer with complex flavors. The beer poured a clear copper-amber color with a thin white head that dissipates quickly to a white collar. No lacing down the glass. The aroma of caramel malts. The mouthfeel is brisk and balanced, with soft malt flavors and a flash of hops bitterness that lingers. The medium body beer had average carbonation. The finish was clean with a slightly toasty ending. One of the better marzen style beers this year. this marks my 1100 rated beer.

3.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeremugohio (94) - springboro, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2013
One of my favorite oktoberfest beers this season. For the price, you cannot brat this.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
badwhale (391) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle to glass. Pours a nice rich orange / caramel color with a decent head that dissipates quickly. The aroma smells tart / watery, and it’s somewhat overcarbonated. Tastes similar to lager, but with a slight spice / sweetness. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emacgee (4279) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Pours a clean and sharp orange amber with one finger of creamy tan head. Nose is mellow. Some malty sweetness and fruity notes. Flavor is meh, soft malty sweetness and touch of fruity/caramelish notes. Some raisiny notes. Mild herbal hop character. Medium light body and soft bitterness. Very light and soft body.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gmellison (426) - Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2013
bottle thanks to adnielsen. pours a clear amber color. not much in the way of aroma. flavor is grains, light malt , and corn or something. nothing too noteworthy here


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