NikkTwist (1671) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Milkboy. Clear medium-light copper pour with a nice frothy white head. Pretty much tastes like a standard Yuengling with maybe a bit more malt presence. Nothing to write home about but worth a try.
jcos (1562) - 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.
DCLawyer (1507) - 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.
freekyp (1505) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
People are going to knock this brew for being a Yuengling but truthfully, its a darn decent marzen interpretation, showing requisite malty toasty notes with dialed back hops, just enough to balance. A sporting 2 finger head is nice and rocky, but short lived. Aroma is on the weak side with a bit of malt and perhaps some noble twang. On the lighter side in terms of body, but still within style guidelines. Not great but far from bad.
Bif (1505) - 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.
Heathen (1500) - 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 (1496) - 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
Block (1461) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber-orange pour with an off white head. Aroma is of caramel, pale malts and some spice. Pretty mild with a light amount of spice coming through the tame caramel flavor. Not bad.
wxman (1451) - 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.
coldbrewky (1431) - 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.