Oktoberfest - Yuengling Brewery
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2.98/5 rDev -10%
This poured out as a copperish looking brown color. The head was Kind of soapy looking and cream colored. The lacing and retention was minimal. The smell of the beer has some malty aromas with a touch of spice and a lager yeast in there as well. The taste of the beer is average to, seems like just a slightly different flavor than their Traditional Lager. The mouthfeel was smooth with a good carbonation and a solid dry finish to it. Overall I wasn't too impressed, it was fun to try and I was happy I did but I wouldn't have to go after this one like I do with Samuel Adams each year.
08-26-2012 16:47:00 | More by Knapp85
3.43/5 rDev +3.6%
Bronzed brew with reddish-brown hues. Poor head retention. It didn't pour much of it anyway.
Toffee sweet aroma to metallic dark lager malts. A sprite spearmint-like hop pervades the nose in hints.
Still somewhat thinly malty for an Oktoberfest, but showing toasted caramel grains, huskiness, and menthol hops. Light tobacco note. Steely finish.
Burpy beer with bountiful carb. Body is a bit thin. Manageable drinkability.
Decent stab by Yuengling. I'll be fine and dandy finishing out the six-pack.
08-26-2012 03:19:40 | More by thecheapies
4.38/5 rDev +32.3%
Pours amber red gold with a small 1/2 inch head.
Smells of sweet malts.
Very refreshing beer with a nice malt and mild hop hit flavor.
Very clean and smooth in your mouth.
Overall I give this one a 4.5 like all yeugling beers it has a specail flavor that fits yeugling beers.
This is another winner for America's Oldest Brewery! No brewery is more American than Yeungling!!
08-26-2012 02:16:16 | More by Schmidts
3.7/5 rDev +11.8%
Autumn amber in color with perfect clarity. Poured with a short, frothy, off-white foam that slowly reduced to a foam ring at the top of the glass. Sweet toasted malt, nutty, and earthy grass aromas. Smooth, delicate feel with rich, pleasant carbonation. Sweet toasted malt flavors up front into the middle. A sharp, bitter hop character from middle to end. Bitter flavor tapers quickly allowing the sweet maltiness to shine through again at the finish. Finishes with a sour biscuit flavor on the tip of the tongue and a lingering bitterness in the back of the mouth. This was a better than expected offering from Yuengling.
08-21-2012 23:56:20 | More by IronLover
4/5 rDev +20.8%
Bottle into pint glass.
Very nice orange red dusk color.
Muted caramel sweet malts faint hops. Very clean.
Mild toasted caramel malts with a nice quick hop flavor in the finish.
Full bodied but not heavy. Smooth finish.
Good Oktoberfest. What I love about Yuengling is that they really put there own spin on their beers. You can tell it is a Yuengling beer.
08-18-2012 22:42:13 | More by MirkoCroCough
3.18/5 rDev -3.9%
Oktoberfest in the middle of August...
Pours deep orange amber with a thin head. Minimal lacing sticks. Nice color, wish it had more head and lacing.
The smell is of caramel, slightly nutty, grainy, with a "yuengling" house aroma.
The taste is on the sweet side with caramel and a slightly burnt, metallic aftertaste. The aftertaste brings this one down to mediocre at best. But, then, that is a "problem" I have found in general with this brewery. Thought this one might be different.
It does have a malty smoothness and the carbonation here is slightly spritzy, but not too fizzy.
The aftertaste - burnt and slightly metallic - is not so bad to kill this, but it's just a maltier Yuengling lager to me. It's just about average. Better (and worse) O-fests out there. Not bad, not great. Yuengling fans might not have as much of a problem with it than me.
08-17-2012 16:06:45 | More by jwc215
3.03/5 rDev -8.5%
Poured into a becker.
Pours a deep copper colored brew with a two finger inch thick foamy white head that leaves some nice lacing.
Smells bready with sweet toasted caramel malts and a hint of hops.
Tastes of toasted malt up front and a very mild earthy hoppiness. None of the flavors really make a statement though.
Light and crisp mouthfeel.
This is a very drinkable brew, but it just seems to be lacking any real punch. An easy drinking brew though. It is good to see Yuengling trying some other styles, but it could use a bit more.
08-17-2012 00:46:48 | More by ujsplace
3.95/5 rDev +19.3%
Ruddy copper beer with a thick, foamy head that leaves lots of lacing. Has a leafy, bready aroma with notes of caramel. Flavors of tea leaves and light butterscotch with a yeasty aftertaste. Body seems a little thin but this is a great example of Oktoberfest beer.
08-13-2012 21:00:08 | More by keeganfrank
3.5/5 rDev +5.7%
A- pours a dark amber color, clear, with a slight orange hue. 2 inch fizzy white head that reduces to nothing, no lacing.
S- rich malt, Toast, butterscotch and a bit of sour apple.
T- Sweet malt, typical Octoberfest style. Nutty, with a bit of herbal hops, finishes bready and slightly tangy. Good linger.
M- light-med body, med-low carbonation, fizzy and foamy mouthfeel.
O- this is a very drinkable brew, not quite as good as other American Octoberfests but not bad at all. Would go great with a good hearty meal.
08-11-2012 00:49:21 | More by Treyliff
3.65/5 rDev +10.3%
always like to try new things from one of the nations oldest brewery. couldn't find it last year on tap , glad its in bottles this year. nice copper color and aroma that has a good hop presents. glad to see the fine people at yuenling trying something different would love to see if they did a cream ale in the near future.
08-08-2012 00:59:00 | More by Dodt
Oktoberfest from Yuengling Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 525 ratings.