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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgb9348 (4749) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Crisp deep copper coloured body with a light brown highlight and a very thing tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, alcohol, caramel, light nuts and a decent amount of earth - but relatively clean scents. Medium-bodied; Assertive toasted malt flavours with a little spices, some stronger alcohol and a rather pungent metallic and earthy kick at the very end. Aftertaste shows some caramelised sugars, some tannic and drying herbal notes and a bit of alcohol. Overall, a decent marzen, but not great - as expected. Nice to see Yueng try something new, but this one isn’t executed that great. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 09-September-2012 for US$1.15 sampled at home in Washington on 16-September-2012.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (4673) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2011
Draft at a local Glory Days. They said it was the Yuengling Oktoberfest, so there we go. Poured a copper color with a small white foamy head. Aroma was sweet malts, very much like say - the Samuel Adams Octoberfest. Drinkable, I suppose good enough to get once they make it to bottles next year.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
berkshirejohn (4542) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2012
12oz bottle from Wegmans, King of Prussia, PA. A brilliant golden amber colour with a fast fading cream head; simple malty aroma - almost like a brown ale; straightforward malty flavour, slightly metallic towards the end; and a malty finish.

This reminds me of the time, many years ago, when I was training to be an Analytical Chemist and one of the exercises we were set was to identify and measure the metals contained in a sample of Newcastle Brown Ale from a metal can - we didn’t know at the time that the supervisor had spiked the sample, so were rather alarmed to discover that it contained lethal quantities of tin! Anyway this is probably how it would have tasted.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nuplastikk (4434) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2012
12oz bottle. Fitlered dull copper-orange. Thin off-white head. Sweet, tastes of corn or other adjuncts, in addition to some bland malt. Pretty shabby offering, the corn sweetness doesn’t fit the style at all. Just barely drinkable, certainly cheap and sub-par.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thornecb (4416) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Pours deep gold into a shaker. Off-white soapy head recedes leaving gloppy lacing. Butterscotch and caramel aromas. Astringent with sweet caramel front to back. Mild fest finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChainGangGuy (4386) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2011
16 ounce pint - Taco Mac in Canton, Georgia.

Appearance: Dark amber-hued body, good clarity, and capped beneath a slim, white head.

Smell: Sweetish scent, fairly tame, with light notes of toasted grains and caramel flavoring.

Taste: Crisped grains with some toasty elements to it and a light hint of caramel flavoring. Faint, vaguely herbal hops, mildly bitter. Sweetish, faintly grainy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation with some tingle to it.

Overall: The caramel taste here, it’s... it’s just odd, and, maybe it’s just me, but it seemed to have a falseness to it, like the added flavoring to that Saranac Caramel Porter. It’s not an abhorrent beer, but it sure doesn’t stack up against the better examples of the style (or even the not-so-better ones).

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
nick76 (4223) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2012
The aroma is papery with dirty dish water and caramel. it has very little hops as expected. The appearance is light copper with an average head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is average. Overall I am not a fan.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (4197) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Lightly sweet, toasted malt aroma. Embossed brown bottle, clear, intense burnt orange beer with a light white head. Nicely bitter, nutty sweetness, toasty. The body is a bit flabby/starchy - without the crispness desired. Some overbrewed, metallic hop notes in the finish. Overall, probably a good value if you’re looking for a marzen. ABC Liquors, Bull Run.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4197) - Georgia, USA - SEP 10, 2012
12oz twist-off bottle. Deep orange / light copper color. Long lasting off-white foam. Distant wood aromas. Flavor of toasted malts. Very smooth, lighter bodied. Loads of wood character. Very soft texture, easy drinking. Flavor is mellow, very well balanced. There is a nice caramel malt in the finish that follows up with earthy hop flavors along with some vanilla. Nothing like Sam Adams’ Oktoberfest (which is a Vienna), thank goodness. This is the perfect American representation of the old-world Fest Style beer. Very nice balance. (3455)

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cheap (4069) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2012
From a twist off bottle. I like most yueng beers so I wanted to try this although I am not a big fan of most fest beers. Looks like octoberfest, iced tea color and all. First taste does have some of that fest attitude but what comes across first is this mild slight wild sour thing. Yes, its there all right. Does have some bitterness to it which builds thru the session. Pretty good sizzle along withthe tartness makes this fest somewhat interesting. A little more mild than most fest beers I’ve tasted. Could probably drink a few of these, not bad overall. I just can’t get used to that weird bitter finish it has which develops after each gulp. Can’t say much about the aroma except that it is there and not unpleasant. Not quite as good as Climax Hoffmann Oktoberfest, Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest Märzen, Sprague Farm Spraguer Logger or Schell Octoberfest but does score some points with that tartness in there.


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