Unter Dog
Yards Brewing Co.

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From:
Yards Brewing Co.
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
Märzen
Ranked #109
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
86
Ranked #19,592
Avg:
3.82 | pDev: 9.69%
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
13
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 03, 2022
Added:
Aug 22, 2020
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  1
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Notes: This Oktoberfest, we’re celebrating the city that never gives up with our new Märzen-style beer. Fetch a 6-pack today, sit back, and roll over with joy. Good boy!

10 IBU
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Clear amber appearance with a small bone colored head that left light lacing. Muted aroma of toasted malts dancing around with toffee. Floral, herbal hops step up in the taste, maybe a bit more than other recently sampled marzens. Still has a solid, rich malt backbone that frames the overall product.
Oct 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Oct 02, 2022
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Reviewed by BitteNochEinWeissbier from Pennsylvania

3.01/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Glassware: 0.5 L Festmug
Temp at Pour: 52.1 F
ABV: 5.6%


Look:
The color is a clear golden copper with an off-white head. The head starts at an initial 1-finger thickness and is very fizzy. The head dissolved quite quickly leaving no cover and little lacing.

Smell:
Light sweet bready malts with some caramel. Notes of grassy and herbal hops clash with the caramel, yielding an odd fruity or perhaps a vinous characteristic.

Taste:
Very sweet caramel leads off and stays around. This is joined by some sweet bread dough and that vinous or white grape note. A light bitterness does show up towards the end along with some notes of grass and hay, but these don't quite cut through the sweetness.

Feel:
Smooth. The body is medium.

Overall:
A drinkable beer, but not what I expect in a Marzen. This does hew to (or try to hew to) the caramelly-sweet American Okto standard, but that grapey or vinous note throws things out of whack. Maybe I have a bad sample here?
Sep 27, 2022
 
Rated: 4.19 by saymike32 from New Jersey

Sep 18, 2022
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Reviewed by lastmango from Pennsylvania

3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
L - Poured dark amber with a two finger frothy cream head. Moderate lacing.

S - Faint caramel malt.

T - Caramel, malt, vanilla, grain but sweetness stands out.

F - Moderate body and light carbonation. A bit thinner than expected.

O - Good but not close to the German brews.
Sep 07, 2022
 
Rated: 3.79 by socon67 from New York

Aug 26, 2022
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Reviewed by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

3.02/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Ahhh...not in the league with hearty, deep Oktoberfest/Marzens. This one was too, too thin for my needs. Might be a good fall beer for less crafty friends.
Dec 30, 2021
 
Rated: 3.91 by Timmmmaaayyy from Pennsylvania

Oct 30, 2021
 
Rated: 3.67 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Oct 15, 2021
 
Rated: 3.85 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

Oct 08, 2021
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Reviewed by Fordcoyote15 from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Moderate caramel malt, nice biscuityness. Had high hopes there would be a a touch of earthy hops with this one but not much bitterness. Overall nice but not mind blowing.
Oct 04, 2021
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Reviewed by BJB13 from Maryland

3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
12 ounce bottle poured into a dimpled mug.

L: Clear, medium amber/copper @9-10 SRM, one finger of off-white foam with good retention
S: Decent strength nose, sweet grain and bread, light corn
T: Malty front to back, has medium-ish sweetness, biscuit and sweet grain, mild bitterness with almost no hop flavor
F: Soft and creamy medium weight body, medium carbonation,
O: Perhaps overly sweet and somewhat out of balance for a Marzen but the mouthfeel is good and it is easy drinking, I found it enjoyable
Sep 27, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Sep 27, 2021
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

2.82/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
12 oz bottle with an August 2021 bottling date stamped on the neck.
Appearance. Clear orange-amber colored body with an off-white head that dissipates quickly.
An unfortunate off note is carried by the aroma and appears in the flavor. The taste of caramel malts almost saves the day.
Sep 21, 2021
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Rated by Spade from Pennsylvania

3.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
An excellent Oktoberfest if a bit light (as in, color and leaning a bit toward the hoppy end) for the Märzen style.
Sep 19, 2021
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Reviewed by larryi86 from Delaware

4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A- A clear amber/copper with a small off white head.

S- Sweet, caramel malts, light fruits, mild earthiness, bready.

T- Sweet bread, caramel malts, earthy, touch of light fruits.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- Nose is a little weak and too sweet but the taste is more balanced with bigger flavors. A nicely done Oktoberfest and easy to drink
Sep 19, 2021
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Reviewed by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 ounce bottle poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

L---Crystal clear, rich Amber color. Medium, off-white head faded quickly to a cap and left minimal lacing.

S---Rich malts. Caramel & bread. Minimal hops.

T---Caramel & bread follow through. When folks say they want a beer that tastes like beer, this is the beer they are talking about.

F---Medium bodied with good carbonation.

O---A quality product from a quality brewery.
Sep 16, 2021
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Reviewed by Vetbidder from Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
See through but a bit light in color for this style with a thinning white head…meh so far. Malty nose that almost more resembles a brown ale…but nice. Um, much more even tempered and dare I say a bit ‘nutty’ and bread like in character on the flavor. The initial sweetness mixes well here. It’s got some carbonation and a medium/light feel. Best I’ve had from Yards in some time.
Sep 14, 2021
 
Rated: 3.74 by swalter from New Jersey

Sep 07, 2021
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Reviewed by philbe311 from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Uber head off of a standard pour... Four finger's worth of audibly fizzy, dense, creamy light khaki colored goodness... Excellent retention... Color is a vibrant light golden caramel... Completely translucent... Sweet bread, caramel and light noble hops highlight the nose... Palate is true to the aroma... Feel is smooth and creamy... Goes down super easy sip after sip after sip... Outstanding Marzen... A job well done by Yard and a brew that will certainly become part of my annual fall late summer / early fall rotation...
Aug 28, 2021
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Reviewed by 57md from Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a light copper color with a half finger of head. The nose has earthy notes with some caramel in the back. The flavor is malty with some sweetness and some toastiness. The body is hearty for the style.
Aug 27, 2021
 
Rated: 5 by Urk1127 from Pennsylvania

Dec 01, 2020
 
Rated: 3.93 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Oct 30, 2020
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Reviewed by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a pint glass: color is copper, head is off white, presents 1/2 inch thick, dissipating to a feint top.

Aroma is light Munich and Vienna malts, light caramel sweetness, touch of grass and herbal hops.

Taste is clean, crisp, light Munich and Vienna like malt notes - breast, biscuit, toast, light grape like fruitiness, clean crisp grassy and herbal hops.


Mouthfeel is moderately carbonated, mild sweetness, crisp carbonic finish.

Overall - a great Oktoberfest and addition to Yards lineup.
Oct 15, 2020
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.47/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a copper color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some toasted malts. Taste has plenty of malts in it, bready, a bit of sweetness is present. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent and highly refreshing beer.
Oct 07, 2020
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Reviewed by IronLover from Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Deep copper orange in color with excellent clarity. Poured with a moderate, soapy, off white foam with medium low retention. Sweet bready malt and melanoidin aromas. No fruity esters or hop aromas. Medium light bodied with medium carbonation and a delicately smooth feel. Bread crust and sweet bready malt flavors with medium light bitterness. Finished with a lazy dryness with a bready malt note followed by a hint of earthy hops. A tasty, easy drinking marzen.
Oct 06, 2020
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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Really niceclear dark amber color with medium carbonation. Just below average body
... aroma is malt, molasses, caramel, sweet bread, brown sugar, and an almost spice hop scent
..taste has a mild sweetness which is pleasant and not cloying. Malt,brown sugar, sweet bread, and just a touch of spice.
Overall this was a really great oktoberfest which had its own uniqueness. I picked up one can but will definitely pick up at keast a six pack when I see it again. Another great beer from an excellent brewery.
Sep 26, 2020
 
Rated: 3.76 by bankboy66 from New Jersey

Sep 26, 2020
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle into a half pint glass. There is freshness dating, but it's blurred. Brand new fall release from Yards.

Looks good in the glass. Crystal clear pale amber body. Small white head dissipates to a thick ring, but still leaves scattered lacing.

Malty, caramel aroma.

On tasting, this is smooth and very easy drinking. All malt, no discernable hop prescence. Clean, no aftertaste.

Mouth medium, finish smooth and malty.

Overall, though this style is not one of my favorites, I enjoyed this beer. Clean, easy to drink, crushable even.
Sep 20, 2020
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
(12 oz bottle, of course no packaging/freshness dates; purchased cold six-pack... poured into 14 oz mug)

L: polished-clear, amber-colored liquid; very little head on the vigorous, dramatic pour, thin cap thinning more after 30 sec... only little booglets of lace

S: spiced molasses cookie, earthy-woody hops, sidewalk... very weak intensity overall

T: layered, semi-sweet caramelled malts, static floral-herbal hops dancing in the seams, subtle metallic (copper) twang hanging on the outskirts; dry, subtly-toasty, subtly dried apricot aftertaste; relatively dry... what unknown ingredients (hops, yeast) and technique did they use? - this almost tastes macro-made

F: bit of a soft, silicone swell up front, silent-silky backwash... stealth sudsy carbonation... drenches the palate with a ghostly syrup-ine coating... would have enough substance to cut through and compliment toasted, greasy (cheesy) food stuffs

O: I was in the midst of reviewing Troegs Haze Charmer when I realized it would've been my review #1682... being a Philly-philic product (native, part Bavarian-German on my maternal side, and enthusiast of the city and its history etc etc), I had to immediately put that on hold and race out to grab a Philly brew to review... certainly a clean, drinkable, mellow-malty amber lager... kind of a 'what took them so long?' package offering, but they can improve upon this, c'mon (1682)
Sep 15, 2020
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Reviewed by Stevosps from Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This Octoberfest Lager when poured from a bottle has a lacy head with a slight hop aroma. It’s has an amber clear color. Slight sweetness that is not as heavily caramel favored as others. A good bodied Octoberfest that helps enjoy the autumn chill.
Sep 12, 2020
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Reviewed by TongoRad from New Jersey

3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Overall it's a nice, pleasant, clean and mild take on the style. The malt character is a mix of pumpernickel and baguette, alongside a smidge of brown sugar and a half-smidge of spice from the hops. Not quite the depth of flavor I'd prefer, but since I've also recently had versions with near-obnoxious levels of angular toasty bread, I'd happily take something understated in its place every time.

As to the brewing, it's extremely well made; smooth protein rich mouthfeel, dense almost moussy head, very low mineral water profile, and squeaky clean. It's really a pleasure on the palate.

It's not in my top tier, but I will thoroughly enjoy the 12-pack these came in.
Aug 30, 2020
 
Rated: 3.94 by Gmartin75 from Pennsylvania

Aug 26, 2020
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12 oz bottle, n ok t readable date but this beer was just released, so its really fresh

Clear light amber in color, thick creamy white head. Good head retention. Mild bready aroma with a touch of mild caramel. Taste is similar, slightly sweet, a little grainy and earthy in the finish. Thin to medium bodied, smooth and easy drinking
Aug 22, 2020
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