berniecarbo (148) - Holliston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured deep amber with 2 finger off white head from a bottle. Medium body, strong malts with lesser hop notes, good beer.
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a soft orange copper color with a slight tan head of foam that fell to a ring and film on top. Good clarity and honey golden hues. Nose has a lot of caramel on it. Some faint toasty bread and a good grain scent. A bit of popcorn. No hops until a small sweet grass comes up as ti warms. Taste is smooth and rich. The grain is lovely and seems like it has melted into the caramel which is dominant on the palate. It has a good amount of sweetness and a bit of fry crisp malt to withstand that. It does drink a bit breaddy and with a touch of lemon in the finish and sweet grass and slight underlying hop bitter.
It’s good but very sweet and has a bit of buttery slickness int he mouthfeel and a touch fo butterscotch in the flavor.
Evolutionary (279) - Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Seth's. Malt nose and not much else. Medium body and some caramel hints but not strong. Smooth but cheap tasting.
Darkmagus82 (993) - - AUG 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 8-27-12 -
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a deep amber color with lots of tiny bubbles streaming up through the brew. Upon pouring there is a one finger white head. The head has good retention but does eventually fade to leave a light level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is of a sweeter and toasted malt base. The sweetness is of a more toffee nature while the malt is of a bready smell with notes of some light roast.
Taste – A caramel sweetness and a roasted malt are the first to meet the tongue. Toward the middle the sweetness fades some with the beer becoming more crisp in nature. More toward the end some hop flavors come to the tongue. These hop flavors are lighter in nature and are largely of an earthy nature. In the end there is a bit of resurgence of some sweetness as well, leaving a rather pleasant sweet and roast flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The beer is on the lighter to medium side with respects to its body and has an average carbonation level. The body would have been better suited by a bit more creaminess (letting those roasty and lightly hopped flavors really be detected by the tongue). Even with this said, it was fairly good overall and really quite nice.
Overall – Living in Pennsylvania now and having greater access to Yuengling’s many brews, I really have come to appreciate what they offer. It is a good product at a great price. Like their year round beers their Octoberfest is no different. While not the best per say, for its price to quality ratio, it is one of the best. It has good flavor as well as a nice color and smell. I say it’s a job well done by Yuengling.
zach8270 (3439) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 18, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Clear orange pour with a thin tan head. Sweet malty aroma with some caramel. Sweet malty flavor with some caramel and dry bitter malts. Can’t get too excited about it.
AndyW68 (1057) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light clear brown pour. White head. Aroma is brown sugar. Taste is corny and sweet.
thornecb (4367) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Westmeister (1732) - 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.
arventresca (564) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2013
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Wow. What a Shitty Oktoberfest. This brewer should stick with one uping bud. Shit in a bottle
DCLawyer (1423) - 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.
pineypower (2504) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle much thanks to Dmac. Pours out an attractive amber color with an off white head. Aroma is of cereal, caramel malts, some light cereal and maybe a touch of some hop notes, but not many. Taste is sweet grainy cereal, light caramel, mild toffee, dry toast, and some mild bitterness, but not much. Eh, it’s ok.