adnielsen (9619) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of BlackIPA (I think). Thanks. Pours a touch hazy, dark burnt orange appearance with a thin khaki head. A bit metallic, strong caramel malty, grassy, artificial aroma. Somewhat spicy, vanilla, rich caramel, toasted malty, corny, lightly fruity flavor. Jesus, this just tastes like Coors Banquet Oktoberfest with every corn note and metallic note offered. Fuck you.
Onslow (1225) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Clear brownish / amber color with generous white head. MIld aroma of caramel hops and a little grass / earth. Some metal or slightly off element in the aroma. Taste is mild sweet caramel, hint of toast, and a somewhat under-hopped grassy finish. Tastes like Yeungling Amber Lager with a little more malt but no more hops. Nice enough.
wxman (1505) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an orange/amber with a light tan head. Weak bready aroma. Sweet buttery caramel flavor with a slightly odd metallic character. Little hoppiness. Good overall.
JDBaker11058 (1415) - Maryland, USA - SEP 22, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: pour is a tad watery--color is traditional amber and orange, short, half-hearted light tan head. Aroma: caramel, cereal, bit of mineral water and wet cardboard. Taste: light flavors--mainly slightly sweetened, toasted cereal grains, with a bit of caramel. Finish: clean and gone before you know it. Notes: Similar to, but not as good as, their amber lager. I almost think they took their regular amber, added some orange coloring and upped the toasted malts a titch. Barely ok.
mike5326 (1058) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured from tap. Clear light brown color, small off-white head. Slight cereal smell. Light body with a chalky finish and a light nutty taste.
Luvystypotables (874) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2013
1.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Average head, nice lacing, almost no aroma, taste is disappointing as it tastes like regular Yuengling. Short flavor, flat finish.
cbzipa91 (2) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - SEP 20, 2013 does not count
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light body. Taste is light as well. Color is a nice brown red. Pretty much yuengling with a very light charged taste. Disappoint honesty. Doesn’t seem like they put much into it. Yuengling could deffinetly use some branching out.
vlan1 (204) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of skunk and bread.
Tastes like a maltier version of Yuengling lager.
Surprising amount of skunk flavor for something I got out of a cardboard case.
boto (1908) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught: This one pours a clear, coppery color. There was quite a bit of an off-white head on it that left a bit of lacing. The aroma is lighter, but still good. Caramel malts and a bit of grains predominate. The taste is pretty good. Some caramel malts, graininess, A touch of earthy and grassy hops. Not the best, but not bad either. A good choice for an establishment with a limited selection.
Dacrza (569) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
DATE TASTED: September 7, 2013 ... GLASSWARE: Sam Adams lager glass... OCCASION: a beautiful Autumn football night...APPEARANCE: handsome dark amber body; steady, full effervescence; thick and creamy off-white head; slick, sporadic lacing--solid if not attractive... AROMA: bright, punchy (almost medicinal? band aid?) malts that do not distinguish themselves positively...PALATE: thinning, mouth-quenching consistency; surprisingly active at the teeth, denoting some hop presence...TASTE: doughy bread malts mesh with bittering hops to produce an ESB of sorts; a flattened profile as the glass drains--toasted cereal lacks the malt punch or sweetness that elevates better marzens... OVERALL: the sum of its parts? a reasonably drinkable, affordable fall alternative to higher-priced fests...the flipside? not festive enough, considering the proliferation of marzen possibilities at most distributors now...