dimenhetfield (2357) - , Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle poured into glass. Very typical marzen style only a little lighter in aroma and flavor. Very easily drinkable and perhaps even sessionable.
JFGrind (1715) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2012 The Missus and I are having a BBQ Labor Day weekend and thinking about buying a case of Yuengling Octoberfest. In Philly area case is running $22-$25. A work trip to Delaware gave me the opportunity to buy a single bottle of Yeungling O-Fest @ Total Wine for a test drive. Malt aroma, dark amber body and lasting tan foam throughout sample. Crisp, malt caramel flavors with a slight sourness peeking through. Likeable Marzen from the most famous Pennsylvania macro brewery.
Beerathon (598) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is rumored to be the original recipe for Yuengling Lager that was switched a long time back to the popular selling style they now offer. This Oktoberfest is okay. The color is almost like clay, very clear, thin offwhite head that disappears. Lot of bubblies on the tongue. Would like it to be a bit sweeter for a Marzen.
Drake (6507) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a very thin fizzy head that quickly fades. Grainy malt aroma with a caramel finish and a faint bit of toastiness. The taste is caramel, cherry-like fruits, floral hops. Thin bodied.
mccarltone (2) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very easy to drink beer at an affordable price. This isn’t the "gold standard’ of Oktoberfest beers but it is nice for what it is.
Aroma - caramel, slight roasted flavor
Appearance - Amber and clear. Minimal head.
Taste - Medium sweet, not too bitter at all. Malty.
LinusStick (2618) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A boring Oktoberfest beer. Even more so as it is released in August. Anyhow, this is a decent macrobrewer attempt at the style. Aroma was alright. Classic lager aromas with notes of caramel and roasted malt. Pour was a nice light dark brown with a one finger off white head. Taste was weak and thin, but refreshing. Roasted malt and caramel are the big flavors, but don’t really stand out. Decent carbonation and a quick finish. Not much lingering after the swallow. Will try again in the fall when this beer should be consumed.
boxofrane (1189) - pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Wegman’s. Pours clear brown with a small head that dissipates pretty quickly. Aroma is a little toasty but not really interesting. Taste is pretty interesting.. has some good maltiness and is overall a really nice Oktoberfest. Impressed by the local.
TheHopster (596) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2012 (bottle). Thanks to Mike. Pours a light amber complexion with quickly dissipating head. Flavors of mild malt, grass with trace of caramel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
radio_nowhere (418) - Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Finally bottled and in my hands. Poured into glass a dark amber with off-white head. Aroma is toffee sweetness, roasty malt, and cereal. Taste brings out some grassy hops. Body is pretty light yet creamy. Very drinkable. Maybe not the best marzen but pretty good for a macro.
bigrond (1347) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yuengling should stick with what they know. This isn’t it. Mild flavor, but lacks that sweetness the a true Marzen has. Wor.th a try but not much more