Yuengling Traditional Lager - Yuengling Brewery
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 4,596 | Reviews: 1,496 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by SPThirtyThree:
2.85/5 rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4
Served on the warm side, between 45°F and 50°F. This beer was flown via private plane from Florida to be here with me today. Thanks, Dave!
A: YTL pours into the pint glass with a three-finger, ivory head that is surprisingly creamy, and leaves little specks of lacing on the glass. The color is a light honey-gold amber, bright and sparkling with shimmery yellow highlights.
S: Honey and grassy hops are delivered to the nose from this crisp, clean lager. Everything is subdued, but there's definitely a corn smell that seems out of place in this beer, and while not unpleasant, has a stronger presence than nearly every beer I've tried.
T: Corn again. The flavor is mellow, giving hints of toasted grain, very light bitterness, and some caramel notes.
M: Medium-thin. Smooth. Watery. The high carbonation really doesn't come through in the mouthfeel.
D: Yuengling's lager is sessionable but not necessarily enjoyable, and for better or worse, tastes just like Corn Pops. You know, the little yellow balls of sweet corn cereal. Seriously. I could close my eyes and convince myself that I'm eating breakfast.
Serving type: can
11-03-2010 20:38:52 | More by SPThirtyThree
More User Reviews:
3.74/5 rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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.
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!"
Upon pouring, it is immediately distanced from Budweiser and other mass-market lagers by its deep amber color. The head is not terribly impressive, but it's decent, and honestly, this is, again, a decent no frills beer.
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.
My most recent drinking experience was from a bottle, poured into a glass, but I personally seem to prefer this beer from the tap.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 22:22:11 | More by ReadingRambler
4.64/5 rDev +36.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
One of the first beers I remember Actually Enjoying. These days, on my trips back to PA, I find myself drinking Yuengling out of a can. I grew up drinking Yuengling in a bottle, but the can seems to have a better taste. It may be time for Yuengling to switch to a Brown Bottle. Summer in a Can.
Serving type: can
07-23-2014 19:52:06 | More by Knobs303
Yuengling Traditional Lager from Yuengling Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 4,596 ratings.