bluejacket74 (1133) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear amber/orange color with about an inch off-white head that stays around a while. There’s also a decent amount of lacing. The brew smells mostly like caramel and toasted malt, along with a little bit of toffee. It tastes like toasted and caramel malt, and also some earthy/grassy hops. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit slick with moderate carbonation. It’s easy enough to drink! I think it’s a solid Oktoberfest brew, and it’s priced right at $6.99 a six-pack.
Block (1131) - 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.
JDBaker11058 (1067) - 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.
snoworsummer (1044) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle. Pours clear medium brown with a thin white head. Tastes very much like sweet corn and malt, kind of syrupy. Medium body and carbonation. Smells like sweet malt and corn syrup.
jsmerig (1044) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark amber brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of sourdough bread and mildly syrupy malt. Taste is mildly sweet up front mixed with a mild bitterness that balances out the sweetness. It then turns a bit smokey and finishes crisp with a hint of cocoa.
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Chad9976 (1025) - Albany, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I poured a 12oz bottle into a mug. It appears to have been bottled on June 27, 2013 and cost $2.25 ($0.19 per ounce).
Appearance: Pure copper color, clear, carbonation visible. Pours to a small, off-white, foamy head which mostly dissipates and leaves no lacing.
Smell: Pretty standard lager aroma with a little more sweetness than usual.
Taste: It’s beers like this that make me dislike the Oktoberfest style across the board. While Yuengling Oktoberfest isn’t bad at all, there’s nothing all that special or memorable about it. It doesn’t have the familiar flavor of a pale lager, nor does it have the refined sweetness and character of an amber. It’s just a mild, lightly sweetened lager. Sure, there’s a touch of caramel or toffee in here, and there’s no off-flavors or adjunct distractions. There’s nothing about it that’s repulsive, but there’s only a few characteristics that are appealing. In my experience, this is actually pretty standard for the style. It’ll do.
Drinkability: Yuengling is known for their lagers and the Oktoberfest drinks as well as the rest of the line. The mouthfeel is light to medium, lightly crisp, and refreshing while in the mouth. It goes down smooth and finishes fairly clean with just a slightly dry sensation. I’m not entirely sure of the ABV, though some sources claim it’s 5.4% which seems a little high considering how mild the palette is. If it were under 4.9% I’d say this would be a beer worthy of its intended purpose.
Onslow (1019) - 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.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Do my eyes deceive me? Does that say "Yuengling Oktoberfest?!" Um, yes, please!
12oz bottle poured into a conical pint. Pours a tawny dark rusty amber with a small sheet of lace atop. The nose is fruity with notes of banana, stawberry - though faint at that. Toffee and caramel sweet aromas round this out, with a touch of ethanol. A different aroma, but not offputting.
Smooth clean mouthfeel, that begs to be gulped. Spot-on carbonation gives the beer enough girth to satisfy me. Sweet caramel and toffee flavors, light fruity back end. Bready finish. Alcohol adds just enough zip to bolster this beer. A total malt-heads dream. Really a good beer. I expected to find some major flaws in this, but I couldn’t really find any. A well-made beer, perfect for the cooler months ahead.
HighlanderOne (936) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bottle. Aroma of sweet bread, malt, gas. Good lookin amber with lacing tan head. Roasted malt with a touch of brown sugar and maybe a hint of hops. Nice balance of flavors but too thin. Decent.
tnkw01 (861) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Burnt toast taste, more so than most Oktoberfest. Really liked it. Aroma is maltly, with a really nice nutty aroma. Amber color, some head and lace.