I poured a 12oz bottle into a mug. It appears to have been bottled on June 27, 2013 and cost $2.25 ($0.19 per ounce).
Appearance: Pure copper color, clear, carbonation visible. Pours to a
small, off-white, foamy head which mostly dissipates and leaves no
Smell: Pretty standard lager aroma with a little more sweetness than usual.
Taste: It’s beers like this that make me dislike the Oktoberfest style
across the board. While Yuengling Oktoberfest isn’t bad at all, there’s
nothing all that special or memorable about it. It doesn’t have the
familiar flavor of a pale lager, nor does it have the refined sweetness
and character of an amber. It’s just a mild, lightly sweetened lager.
Sure, there’s a touch of caramel or toffee in here, and there’s no
off-flavors or adjunct distractions. There’s nothing about it that’s
repulsive, but there’s only a few characteristics that are appealing. In
my experience, this is actually pretty standard for the style. It’ll
Drinkability: Yuengling is known for their lagers and the Oktoberfest
drinks as well as the rest of the line. The mouthfeel is light to
medium, lightly crisp, and refreshing while in the mouth. It goes down
smooth and finishes fairly clean with just a slightly dry sensation. I’m
not entirely sure of the ABV, though some sources claim it’s 5.4% which
seems a little high considering how mild the palette is. If it were
under 4.9% I’d say this would be a beer worthy of its intended purpose.