Oktoberfest - Yuengling Brewery
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3.5/5 rDev +5.4%
Brilliant copper color with a two-finger. Not much lacing to speak of. The aroma is quite pleasant: toasty malt and toffee at the forefront, plus an ever-important floral hop component to keep things from becoming bland. At this point, you'd be hard-pressed to tell this apart from Sam Adams 'fest, which, to me, is one of the best American Marzens.
Toasted grain and caramel are the primary flavors. Hop bitterness is there but kind of lifeless, and the finish is a bit bland and nondescript. The "corniness" that's apparent with Yuengling lager isn't present, and my palate can't tell whether that adjunct was used. Slick mouthfeel with restrained carbonation.
Yuengling' festbier is a pleasant surprise, kind of like a toastier version of their flagship lager. I've had worse Marzens from true craft brewers.
08-31-2014 16:52:49 | More by gr0g
3.5/5 rDev +5.4%
Pours a nice copper color in a 16oz mason jar with a nice 2 inch head that does not hang around leaving minimal lacing.
Smell is malty. I get plenty of malts with a little bit of a yeasty smell that is textbook lager yeast smell in my opinion. No hops in the nose.
Taste is really sweet as you would expect from such a malty nose. Minimal to no hops in the taste as the nose would suspect.
Mouthfeel is on the watery side but that is ok with me on this beer. Nice carbonation to the beer.
Overall a decent beer. I was eager to taste this one since the summer wheat from yuengling was so good. This one was a little bit of a disappointment as I think I would prefer the traditional lager to this one.
08-30-2014 19:03:53 | More by ArchimedesSox
3/5 rDev -9.6%
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. A bit of popcorn. Some faint toasty bread and a good grain scent. 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 dry 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 with a bit of spice. Buttery slickness in the mouthfeel .
It’s ok but very sweet.
08-24-2014 20:15:08 | More by utopiajane
Oktoberfest from Yuengling Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 537 ratings.