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.
hershiser2 (2793) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Kroger, CHO. Pours an amber brown with a large frothy off-white head. Smells of roasted nuts, leaves, and malts. Tastes lightly nutty and earthy.
jsmerig (1554) - 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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chucko2010 (2) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2013 does not count
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
caramel, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, average carbonation, astringent,
samsmith33 (772) - - OCT 10, 2013
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Reddish brown color. Creamy white head. Aroma is stale grains, barley, yeast. Taste is straight beer barley hops, a bit stale. Ash aftertaste. Slightly fuller version of yuengling lager.
ExpendableHero (901) - Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper colored beer with a white head. Faint aromas of caramel. Tastes of caramel notes, corn mash, and some toffee. A bit watery and bland. Bittersweet, kind of funky/sour finish. Not bad, but not all that great either.
Jasond612 (282) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
10/5/13 $2.99 bottle from CBO. 2nd to last beer of the night
Dark orange & caramel color, perfect for an Oktoberfest. Slight tan head that lingers. Nose is sweet. Not bad for a Yuengling. Didn't know they did anything seasonal.
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b3shine (8658) - Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle to pint. Looks good for the style; a transparent amberish wrong with thin off-white head that dissipates into thin lacing pretty quickly. Smells and tastes of malt and lager yeast. Average on the palate. Solid by Yuengling standards.
ChadPolenz (1784) - Lakeland, Florida, 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.
DocJitsu (1925) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a crystal clear copper-amber with a short white head. Fruity, toffee nose, like many other American Oktoberfests. Wet and smooth, with ample scrubbiness. Fruit, toffee, toasted malt flavors that blend very well. Very smooth finish. Better than Sam Adams’ in my opinion.