Voliare (1) - - NOV 4, 2017 does not count ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a reddish orange color. Little head is featured - actually, it’s just a thin, off-white film. Can’t really talk about retention.
S: The cereal grain component I normally expect from a Yuengling is toned down, but not nonexistent. Touches of unsweetened caramel abound, also. Not bad for a macro-brewed marzen.
T: Flavor-wise, it’s mainly cereal grains and toasted caramel malts, with a touch of finishing sweetness. That’s about it. Okay, maybe not, because I’m picking up faint apricot hints. Very simplistic, but also very easy to quaff in typical Yuengling fashion.
M: Carbonation is really strong, which does a decent job of cutting through the sweet finish. Ultimately, though, it is slightly too sweet. Drinkability is excellent, at least.
O: This could have been far worse. Honestly, I like it more than Sam Adams Octoberfest, and would never refuse this. But is it a good marzen? Not quite. Go into this expecting a slightly sweeter version of the Traditional Lager and you’ll probably be happier with it.
For the price, it’s a great beer. It hits all of the points the way it should, and coincidentally is where it also fails - it’s ordinary. If they upped their game, a little more, it would be extraordinary. nohopspleez (75) - Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2017
very good octoberfest. good malt, a lot of malt, and a good taste. wonderful
but...... they use GMO corn, no thanks. wesyates (81) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2017
So so. Not their best. Not as good as their IPL ........................... higgsbison (264) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2017
Poor excuse for a beer.
Sorry these notes were just for myself now I'm forced to publish them and need more characters to do so, hence this sentence
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Larry_Duffman (598) - - SEP 10, 2017
I poured it from the bottle into a pint glass. It pours amber with a fluffy, off-white head and lacing. The aroma is caramel and hay. The taste is caramel, hay, grain, and toast. It's smooth up front with some nice carbonation on the back end. This is a solid version of the style.
labattslover74 (86) - Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2017
Poured into a dimpled mug, copper color with off white head, minimal lacing.
Smell of toast, caramel, grass notes.
Taste of caramel, bread, with a slight touch of hops at the back end.
Very smooth mouth feel with slight corn aftertaste.
I drank quite a few 6 packs of this last year but didn't rate it.
Not as good as Sam Adams Oktoberfest, but for 2 dollars less a 6 packs after 2 its just as good.
Strongly recommend while its in season.
ronaldtheriot (1993) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - AUG 31, 2017
Yuengling Oktoberfest has a thick, beige head, a mostly clear, copper appearance, with lots of fine, white suspended sediment, and some glass lacing. Aroma is muted, but one can pick up some glutinous brown bread notes, and flavor is of sweet, slightly bitter, brown bread crust. Mouthfeel is medium, and Yuengling Oktoberfest finishes crisp, clean, and refreshing. RJT BillWyce (1104) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2017
Pours clear red-amber with a 2-finger off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, maybe a touch of nuttiness. Body is a bit lighter than medium, and a touch watery. Brief finish, light dryness. Caramel and nutty malt flavors with a touch of citrus hops that lingers at the back. Strangebrewer (1343) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2017
bottle. Poured clear orangeamber-amber with a creamy beige head. Bready malt aroma. Medium-light body, actively carbonated, creamy texture, slight acidic finish. Flavour of caramel malt, a bit grainy and tart with cinnamon spice. superspak (6004) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2016
12 ounce bottle into dimpled mug, bottled on 7/29/2016. Pours crystal clear deep orange.copper color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light caramel/nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Some light yeast fruitiness as well. Taste of big brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light caramel/nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Minimal herbal/spicy hop and toasted malt bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Minimal dryness. Fairly clean on lager flavors; some fruitiness in the aromas, but minimal in the taste. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready/grainy mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.45%. Overall this is a very good Oktoberfest style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, clean, and refreshing to drink. Very malty and flavorful for the ABV, with just enough hops for balance. A very enjoyable offering.