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Young Allen's Lager - Kutztown Tavern

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16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 15.43%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kutztown Tavern visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  5.68% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-04-2002

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Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 8
Photo of Knapp85
3.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a nice looking golden color with a thin white fizzy head on top. The lacing scatters all over the glass but doesn't have much retention. The smell is very minimal, couldn't really pick up too much on the nose. The taste is a little grainy, some amplified hops. The mouthfeel was pretty standard, pretty smooth and had a little bite on the end. Overall it wasn't too bad but not great either.

Photo of thain709
3.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - A cloudy golden body...a big white head that quickly fades away...leaves nice lacing

S - A lot of bread and yeast...faint malts

T - I'm getting the impression of wheat beer here...a lot of bread flavors up front...the malts are present in the middle...a very mellow hop bitterness at the end...but it's rounded out with the bread taste again...interesting

M - Light bodied...crisp and refreshing

D - This has an interesting taste to it...not your normal lager...but it's great for those summer days...goes down easily

Photo of ffejherb
3.17/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Kutztown Tavern on 1/26/08.

A - Very cloudy light amber body with absolutely no head or lacing. Has the appearance of a wheat beer rather than a lager. Mild carbonation.

S - Spicy breadiness with some light honey and syrup as well as orange peel. Not much hoppiness in the nose at all. Some spicy fruitiness as well.

T - Not what I was expecting. Starts off quite spicy with some pepper and a spicy fruity aspect that segues into a mild bready and grainy malt taste in the middle. However, the spiciness returns in the finish, accompanied by some orange flavor and a honey sweetness.

M - Medium body with a spicy prickle on the tastebuds. Spiciness has a mild numbing quality on the tongue and lingers for a bit.

D - Quite unique, albeit a little out of character, for a lager. If I didn't know this was a lager, I'd have never guessed it! I like more of a bready or grainy malt aspect with a crisp, clean finish in my lager, but this offered more of a spicy/fruity vibe, which is fine, but typically not for a lager.

Photo of tgbljb
3.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served as a medium amber colored beer with nice white puffy head that showed good retention. Smell is light but faint notes a malt and hops are found. Taste is crisp and refreshing with as nice balance of the malt and hops. Very drinkable and refreshing. Went well with my food and did not try to overpower it.

Photo of blitheringidiot
3.83/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A darker than normal lager with amber coppery hues, and a crisp white head over the brew.

Recognizeably sweet caramely malt scents that are easily prescent. Even some honey like aromas are detectable.

Creamy smooth feel stood out above all other aspects. Leafy hops lightly blend with the lageresque notes.

Quite drinkable and not too shabby at 5.68% ABV. The adjunct term is surprising.

Photo of WesWes
3.65/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice gold color with a thick frothy white head that quickly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a pale malt scent with some hops and a dry lager yeast finish. The taste is decent also. It has a grainy pale malt flavor with some hops and a smooth, yet dry finish. It goes down easy with excellent mouthfeel. This is a low bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a fine lager. It is plain, but good tasting and has near perfect mouthfeel; a good drinker.

Photo of SchmichaelJ
3.85/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yuengling's local popularity sometimes necessitates that the patron specify which "Lager" he or she wants when ordering at the Kutztown Tavern: the Traditional Amber from America's Oldest Brewery, or the hand-crafted Golden Avalanche Youngallen's Lager. In many ways, I prefer the latter. For this review, the draught of Yougallen's had a clear, amber color with a thin head that retained very well. Very sharp appearance overall. The smell was crisp, with subtle hop spice and a bit more malt than expected. A subdued fruit aroma was also apparent. Most of the Golden Avalanche brews have a similar maltiness, and signature taste, regardless of style. This was evident here, as well. A noticeable malt presence dominated the taste at first, but was replaced by a nice hop bitterness. Very crisp taste, with nice balance, reminiscent of a more Bohemian taste rather than an American Lager. The medium body was just right, with a nice tingle on the tongue. The Youngallen's is a very good session beer, with an original taste, and remains very drinkable. Nicely done by the folks at Golden Avalanche.

Photo of goindownsouth
3.5/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a nice lager that has a rich golden almost amber-like color. It is easy to taste the German Pilsner malt and the Munich malt in this brew. It is very balanced in flavor and aroma. A great alternative to Yuengling Lager. Prost!

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Young Allen's Lager from Kutztown Tavern
78 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.