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Yuengling Traditional Lager - Yuengling Brewery

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BA SCORE
78
okay

4,597 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 4,597
Reviews: 1,496
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 17.3%
Wants: 87
Gots: 363 | 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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From my attempt at a non-biased perspective, it's too good to be called "okay", but not good enough to be "great." From my biased perspective as a Pennsylvanian, I'm proud to have grown up around such a fine old-school, family-owned, Pennsylvania-made lager.

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Nice appearance. I know green bottles are supposed to be possibly skunkier, but Yuengling has a classy look and a nice logo. It's got an American bald eagle on it, man. Amurika! This stuff just screams, "Drink me on Independence Day while booting unionists in the face and listening to Merle Haggard!"

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It smells hoppy and citrus-y, but not overwhelmingly so (or not strong enough; your choice).

Yuengling Traditional tastes good. Look - a common American lager with noticeable hops! Fairly dry, but very, very creamy. Rather malty. Not much of an aftertaste. Very clean-cut stuff. Crisp, crisp, crisp.

This beer will never knock one's socks off, but the thing with Yuengling is that it isn't trying to be anything other than what it is; a decent beer that is pleasant to drink. Though it's made to be no frills, it's really quite a nice beer.

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Yuengling Traditional Lager from Yuengling Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 4,597 ratings.