weihenweizen (1486) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Refrigerated bottle poured into a shaker. Pours clear light amber with finger width off-white head. Little lacing, light carbonation, thin body, and caramel grain aroma. Taste is caramel grain, corn, a hint of an off taste, and some crisp hops. Below average even for an octoberfest.
Westmeister (1465) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear mahogany pour, off white pour. Smell is bready, caramel, earthy, old malts. Taste is medium sweet corny, souring fruits/malts, earthy, caramel. Eh.
Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 1, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
THOUGHTS: Sort of just a way more malty and hoppy version of their regular lager, but I guess that’s sort of like the original German oktoberfest beers. Märzens were never a favorite of mine, but last year I found several I really liked, but this is more like the first few that I ever tried that first put me off to the style.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, light to medium copper with a large, off-white head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. The aroma had light to moderate caramel, nutty and toasted malts; and moderate grassy and metallic hops. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and slightly bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet and lightly bitter with a fairly short duration. There was caramel, malt, dark bread, a little raisin, toasted and nutty malts, grassy and metallic hops. But it was all sort of watered down. The light to medium body was watery with fizzy carbonation and a metallic finish.
bigrond (1440) - 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
UDBeernut (1425) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from coldbrewky. Amber hue with small off white head, little retention. Nose of flowers, biscuit, and corn. Full creamy body compliments lught caramel in the palate. Corn arives on the finish inaddition to the suffecient bitterness. This beer would be amazeballs if they ditched the corn infavor of a pale grain. Come On Yuengling!!!! Say no to corn!!
jcos (1414) - Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Location/Date:Bottle on September 23rd, 2012.
Appearance: Pours a clear maroon copper..
Aroma:Aroma is light bready malt, faint caramel.
Taste: Bready malt and funky caramel..
Palate:Medium light body.
Summary: Represents the style but not really a preferred version to me. Something was a little off in the taste.
coldbrewky (1409) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ah, Fall. The time for rushing about and completing all those outside projects that you have been just not getting around to all summer. Sixer at Beerworld in Catskill. . A surprise from Yuengling on the shelves. Nose of pie crust, mixed with barley. Nose could use a bit of umph as it had to be pulled from glass. Almost pumpkin ale colored in glass. Body is a pleasant monotone of sweet rounded malt as most Yuengling brews are. Similar finish. I should have turned on some polka and tuba music to set the mood. Easy drinking. A decent Oktoberfest finally this season.
wxman (1327) - 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.
DCLawyer (1299) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle->SA. Clear amber with small white head. Roasted malt, bread, earth, grains. Weak example of the style. Thin, but quaffable.
Bif (1261) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On-tap at Maggie’s on the River in Watertown, NY. Served a copper color with a small head and some lacing. Mild caramel aroma with some fresh grain and a bit of spice. Has a mild caramel sweetness with some biscuit. A light bitterness with a fairly clean finish. Fairly medium body, crisp and quite smooth. Easy drinker, nice seasonal beer.