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Yuengling Traditional Lager - Yuengling Brewery

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BA SCORE
78
okay

4,931 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 4,931
Reviews: 1,509
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 17.3%
Wants: 97
Gots: 528 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Yuengling Brewery visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-28-2001)
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Photo of Oakenshield53
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

MMm. A sentimental favorite - I first encountered this one on a Pennsylvania road trip about fifteen years ago, before Craft Brewing has reached the happy condition of these modern times, when it was a bit more difficult to find brews that showed off a local character.

Back in the day, I thought more highly of Yuengling than I do today - it still hasn't lost its starting position if I find myself somewhere on the Eastern Seaboard.

As with some others in this category, I find that Yuengling can finish a bit too far on the sweet end of the scale, and doesn't really have enough character to sustain interest beyond a nostalgic "Yep, I'm in Orlando, gimme a Yuengling" first beer.

But it is certainly refreshing.

Oakenshield53, Aug 29, 2014
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Photo of redearth329
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Poured from a can into a tumbler at 38 degrees (F). Clear amber color with a medium-coarse head that quickly dissipates. Light carbonation is evident.

Malty smell with vanilla notes. In the past I've found the draft to have more of the vanilla character. There's also a bit of a nutty tinge.

Very malt forward on the palate, the vanilla notes come through too. Semi-dry finish with a little walnut accent. Not much in the way of hops, besides giving balance, I suppose.

Medium bodied with an evident creaminess, although this cleans up a bit on the finish. Light to medium carbonation. Alcohol not very apparent.

As far as American macro-lagers go, I believe that this is the best. Certainly much better than the big three (and are any of those American anymore anyway?). This has been my "lowest common denominator" for some time.

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Yuengling Traditional Lager from Yuengling Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 4,931 ratings.