tillmac62 (767) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2017 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.
Pours a nice dark amber (brown) with a rich dash of garnet. Normal head volume, outstanding retention and normal lacing.
The nose is of average quality for the style. Light caramel and a bit of bready malt provide a slightly sweet effect. Aromatic intensity is weak with no hop presence.
Light bodied with a mouthfeel similar to water. The carbonation / body balance is outstanding. Rich effervescence is provided from the middle on. The finish is finely bubbled a tickles the tongue.
The flavor profile is borderline very good. It isn't complex nor is it intense. It is extremely well balanced, world class actually. The problem is lack of contrast and complexity. What little hop flavor and bitterness that is present, is in deep background. Consequently, you get a muddied bit of caramel (no sweetness) that comes across as being slightly burnt - yet tasty. Towards the finish, the undercurrent of hops present with no significant bitterness and an earthy herbal noble hop flavor. The finish is a slow fade of weak noble hops. Voliare (1) - - NOV 4, 2017 does not count
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 (91) - 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 (274) - 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
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Larry_Duffman (618) - - 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 (2019) - 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 (1116) - 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 (1370) - 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.