Oktoberfest - Yuengling Brewery
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3.34/5 rDev +0.9%
Pours a brilliant caramel with a foamy khaki head that slowly dissipates, leaving minimal lacing.
Toasted bread and light fruity notes form the initial aroma, with notes of caramel and toffee adding complexity.
The fruity esters really come through in the flavor, underlying a toasted, nutty caramel malt backbone. Hop presence in minimal, slightly floral in nature. The finish is nutty and dry. That characteristic yuengling metallic note surfaces late.
Body is moderate, slightly slick, with moderate to slightly low carbonation and light alcohol warmth.
If the metallic notes and fruity esters aren't there, this would be a decent beer. It's a touch sweet but not bad. Good malt character.
11-24-2013 17:12:58 | More by barczar
4.94/5 rDev +49.2%
great oktoberfest. Not the best i tried but very much addictive for an oktoberfest. Honestly I like this Oktoberfest better than Sam Adams. Kudos to Yuengling for another wonderful beer. I know their beer list is small but I have liked all their brews so far except 1. but i guess that goes with any brewery.
11-04-2013 18:20:32 | More by yuenglingfan101
3.5/5 rDev +5.7%
The coloring is a bit dull but a crystal clear dark copper meets the eye. The head mounted well in a flood of bubbles and then ebbed back to nearly no head at all.
The aroma is sweet barley, kind of damp musty earth, with a slight roasted grain.
The grain really comes out and the barley is right there with it. The grain is a little nutty, and a little sweet. The only issue would be it needs a lot more roasted character.
The feel is easy enough and despite the load of bubbling in appearance the carbonation level is really low.
11-02-2013 22:32:42 | More by KYGunner
4.19/5 rDev +26.6%
A: pours a nice, rich orangey-amber color with a thin head that falls quickly and retains little lacing
S: prominent caramel and sweet malts, some notes of spice, clean aroma that's not too strong
T: sweetness of roasty malts and caramel with a crisp very slightly bitter lingering finish, pleasant upon exhale
M: smooth carbonated mouthfeel with a thin/medium body that finishes clean and a touch dry
O: this is a solid choice for a readily available (at least in my area) Oktoberfest that can be enjoyed as a session beer and is much more affordable than its many counterparts. A sweet and crisp selection that I won't say "no" to.
11-02-2013 21:52:10 | More by Crafts_and_recreation
3.59/5 rDev +8.5%
An amber beer, with a slight whitish head and a clear complexion. The smell is malty, and clean, but also a little subtle. I like this beer much better than the traditional yuengling lager. Medium-light in body. Medium in flavor, but not at all bad.some bread and a faint hop flavor in the finish. Smooth.
11-02-2013 01:21:47 | More by Suds
2.99/5 rDev -9.7%
I Like Yuengling as a Brewery,and dig their Porter & Bock a lot..however I totally understand why some traditional Beer purist Slag Yuengling a lot,as much as I enjoy their Bock Beer,it is not even close to any type of traditional bock whatsoever,and I swear... to me it has a very Grapefruit like taste in the background,lol.
anyway,Yuengling "Octoberfest" is not a Bad Beer,but it is really sweet,a bit too sweet for my taste,@ least for the type of beer it is supposed to be~
it pours out a nice amber/copper color and you can smell the roasted malts right of the bat,also a bit of toffee smell in there.
the taste is pretty decent,exept for the sweetness that comes creeping in after the first swallow.
while I would have no problem drinking this Beer if someone hands me one,I personally would not buy it,or seek it out again,as I said,not a Bad Beer,but not worth looking for either,because there are so many Gr8 "Octoberfest" Beers out there.Cheers & Peace2All.
10-31-2013 20:05:52 | More by Beerwolf666
3.2/5 rDev -3.3%
A: Pours a crystal clear medium amber in color with light amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and some faint hints of burnt orange highlights. The beer has a half finger tall off-white foamy head that quickly reduces to a large patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Light to moderate aromas of sweet toasted malts with some light hints of caramel.
T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of toasted malts with a light amount of sweetness as well as some hints of caramel. There is no perceptible hop flavor and almost no bitterness to the taste of this beer.
M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery.
O: While I prefer a more robust Oktoberfest beer personally, this beer was really popular with my relatives whom are not beer connoisseurs and was probably the best option where we stopped to grab some beers. A little sweeter than I prefer my beers in the style and a little too watery.
10-27-2013 02:13:14 | More by dbrauneis
3.25/5 rDev -1.8%
Picked this beer up in Totowa recently, having never had this before. I'm not the biggest fan of these but every year, I give a few of these that I haven't had before a go. Yuengling's beers never really blew me away and that turned out the be the case with this as well. While this was certainly fitting for its category, there wasn't anything memorable abut this and I had to pace myself while drinking this. It went down too clean and easily, which is not quite what I'm looking for in a beer this time of the year!
The pour to this was typical, with a nearly-clear copper hue, present head that faded quickly, and hardly any lacing to be seen. Some caramel and herbal notes in the nose, which were repeated in the taste. This was thin, not terribly carbonated, and missing the hops needed to give it a full profile. No stickiness, bitterness, or spiciness to this at all and only the creamy mouthfeel saved this from being totally unmemorable. A bit of the bread stayed around in the aftertaste, but even that faded rather easily as well.
Thankfully, the alcohol was not detectable in this and if I had another one, I'd probably kick back with it too. This is almost as mindless as a beer gets and only worth a go once if you're in the mood for near-session Octoberfest offering. Even the bottle wasn't green and not that it mattered, but I almost wanted to find something to take away from this. It's decent for enjoying the season with, but not for much else unfortunately.
10-23-2013 19:53:54 | More by JerzDevl2000
Oktoberfest from Yuengling Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 527 ratings.